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Sally Zimmerman

1946 - 2021

Melrose, Minnesota


Sally Jane Zimmerman, age 74 of Melrose, passed away one day after her 58th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A private service will be held due to the coronavirus. 

Sally Jane Kendall was born October 28, 1946 in Duluth, Minnesota to Earl and Mildred (Colwell) Kendall.  Sally grew up in Knife River and Two Harbors.  In 1963, she married Terry “T.Z.” Zimmerman and in 1971, they moved to Melrose.  Sally worked at the Meadowlark Country Club for 25 years.  In doing so, she met many of her long-time friends. She adored her family to the fullest. Sally was a family-oriented mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who looked forward to the annual family reunion at her cabin on Lake Superior in Grand Portage.

Survivors include her loving husband, Terrell “TZ” Zimmerman; daughter, Teri Jean “TJ” (John) Hessburg; sons, Trent (Jessie) Zimmerman, Troy (Linda) Zimmerman, and Travis (Linda) Zimmerman; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Janet (Mert) Larson; brothers, Earl (Lori) Kendall and Rod (Wendy) Falk; and many nieces and nephews.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Judy; and grandson, Takoda Zimmerman.

To know her was to love her.


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love Christy Manown and Maagan Lesperance

April 25, 2021 12:36 PM

A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Sally Zimmerman

Mark Traeger

April 23, 2021 8:47 AM

TZ and family - My condolences to you all. Sally was such a wonderful person with a beautiful and kind spirit. She will forever be remembered for these cheerful attributes - and all of us who knew her from Meadowlark will never forget her kind smile and welcoming presence. Wishing you all peace during this time. 

Mark Traeger

Kent and Jane Brown

April 19, 2021 11:41 AM

TZ and family, Kent and I extend our sincerest sympathies at this sad time. Sally was a fun-loving cheerful lady who will truly be missed.
The Browns 

Duane Hiltner

April 18, 2021 12:30 PM

Our sympathy to TZ and the Zinmerman Family. May you find comfort knowing Sally is now watching over all of you. May Sally rest in peace.   Duane and Carol Hiltner 

Janet Larson

April 17, 2021 8:49 PM

RIP my beautiful sister.

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