Walter G. Zimmerman married Anna Lydia Lippke

Married February 3, 1909


Home of Mr. & Mrs. Walter G. Zimmerman, LeMars, IA (near Westmar College)

Walter Gottlieb Zimmerman was born March 23, 1884 in Le Mars, Iowa. He was the son of George Washington and Louise Berner Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman resided with his parents in Le Mars six years until his parents purchased a farm in Plymouth township, southeast of Merrill. Walter recieved his education in the public schools. Farming was his occupation. He was very active in church and community affairs serving many years as a deacon for the Stanton Evangelical Church, also serving on the building committee for the new church erected in 1927 and 1928. He served as school director of Plymouth Township No. 4 school and was active in PTA.

On Feb. 3, 1909 Walter was united in marriage to Anna Lydia Lippke. To this union seven children were born: Lois Arvella (Mrs.Harold) Rees; Kenneth Walter Zimmerman; Roy Donald Zimmerman; Noble Harlan Zimmerman; Evelyn Anna Zimmerman; Carol Grace Zimmerman; and Pearl Elaine (Mrs. Loren) Smith.

In December 1946, Mr and Mrs. Zimmerman moved to Le Mars for their retiring years.

~Source: Evelyn Zimmerman Genealogy Book submitted by Ardythe Rees Stoesz

Family Group Photo -- circa mid 1930s

Left to Right: Evelyn, Roy, Walter G., Carol, Noble, Anna, Pearl, Ken, Lois

Children of Walter G. & Anna Lydia:

Lois Arvella (Mrs. Harold Rees) Zimmerman; 1910-1982 Her Obituary
Kenneth Walter Zimmerman, 1912-2000 His Obituary
Roy Donald Zimmerman, 1916-1982 His Obituary
Noble Harlan Zimmerman; 1918-2004 His Obituary
Evelyn Anna Zimmerman, 1920-1996 Her Obituary
Carol Grace Zimmerman; 1921-2009 Her Obituary
Pearl Elaine (Mrs. Loren Smith) Zimmerman, 1928-

At left: Noble Zimmerman, High School graduation photograph

At right: Carol and Evelyn Zimmerman, sisters

Walter G. & Anna's Golden Wedding Anniversary - 1959

Left to Right: Children on the floor: Curtis Zimmerman, Wendell Zimmerman, Bruce Smith, Becky Smith

2nd Row: Beth Zimmerman, Walter G. Zimmerman, Anna Zimmerman, Janiel Smith

3rd & 4th Row: Harold & Lois Rees, Roy & Wilma Zimmerman, Carol Zimmerman, Deloit Zimmerman, Ardythe Rees, Wayland Zimmerman, Evelyn Zimmerman, Loren & Pearl Smith, and Noble & Dorothy Zimmerman

(Missing are Ken & Shirley Zimmerman and their children, Arlan and LeAnn.)

Left to Right:

Noble, Lois, Kenneth, Mother Anna, Roy, Dad Walter G., Carol, Pearl, Evelyn

~Photos & detail for this page were submitted by descendant, Willard Zimmerman


Walter G. Zimmerman
b. 23 Mar 1884
d. 25 Jul 1965

His Obituary


Anna Lydia (Lippke) Zimmerman
b. 08 Apr 1887
d. 11 Nov 1972

Her Obituary




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