Betty J. Zillmer
July 26, 1924-Jan. 15, 2012
BREMEN — Betty J. Zillmer, 87, of Bremen, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at home. She was born July 26, 1924 to Nelson and Lula (Reese) Marks in Wyatt. Aug. 30, 1942 she married Clifford D. Zillmer.
Betty was a 1942 graduate of LaPaz High School. She was a homemaker as well as the book keeper for the family farm for 38 years. She also sold for Con-stan where she received several sales awards. Betty enjoyed traveling, visiting almost all the States, traveling overseas to Europe and taking a cruise to Alaska. Betty spent the winter in North Ft. Myers for 30 years. She enjoyed sewing and latch hooking. She was a member of the Marshall County Home Ec Club and the Bremen United Methodist Church. Even with her struggles with cancer, she was a positive influence to her family.
She is survived by her husband Cliff, of 69 years, four daughters Kae (Steven) Forsythe of Arkansas, Pamela (Steven) Miller of Bremen, Nancy (Bryan) Brenneman of Texas, Cynthia Kling of Bremen, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters Luella Polly (James) Anderson of Bremen, Barbara Harley of Argos, Ellen Samuels of Plymouth, Janet (Joe) Mankowski of South Bend, two brothers Eldon (Diana) Marks of Fresno, Calif., and Paul Jay (Cissy) Marks of Baltimore, Md.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Glen and Nelson, three sisters Madelyne, Marjorie, and Kathleen and one son, Nelson Dale “Sonny” Zillmer.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Bremen United Methodist Church. Pastors Kevin Miller and Chuck Krieg will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Bremen Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Mishler Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care or Bremen United Methodist Church.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mishlerfuneralhomes.com .