Barbara Alice Zimmerman

Barbara Alice Zimmerman

Barbara Alice Zimmerman, 70, of College Station, Texas, died on Sept. 30, 2021. 

She was born on Oct. 20, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Swanson, in Anoka, Minn.

 She was raised in Oxlip, Minn., until the 8th grade, where she went to school in a one-room house with one other kid in her grade, and then moved and graduated from Cambridge. 

Winters in Minnesota as a kid were her favorite because she spent most of her day on the ice sliding and skating around. 

She loved owning and operating her own video store, Movie Depot, and could not wait to get there to visit and talk with people within the community. 

She was truly a light in many people’s darkness with her infectious smile. She was always strong willed and determined. She had strength unlike any other and was always able to overcome everything so gracefully. 

Barbara was the most supportive mother and grandmother that anyone could ever hope for. She was at all the sporting events that she was able to attend and enjoyed every minute she was there.

Barbara leaves behind to cherish her wonderful memories to her children Dan Zimmerman of Anna, Ill., Lori Zimmerman of College Station, Texas, and Jodie Olsen Dyvig, of Bloomington, Minn.; her grandchildren, Jacob Zimmerman of Anna, Ill., Trey Zimmerman of College Station,Texas, Kaitlyn Zimmerman of Anna, Illinois, Amarianna Johnson of College Station,Texas, Kameron Zimmerman of Anna, Ill., Spencer Dyvig of Minnetonka, Minn., Kieren Dyvig of Minneapolis, Minn., and Sydney Dyvig, of Bloomington, Minn.; her siblings, Linda Carlson and her husband John, and Gloria Holsek; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She is reunited with her loving parents, Donald and Margaret Swanson; her sister Judy Carter; her brother Phillip Swanson; her brother-in-law Steve Holasek; and her brother Leslie Swanson.

A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 23, at the Anna City Park in Anna, Ill., at 1 p.m.

The family extended a special thank you to Ricardo Minns and Dr. Leah Tindall. 

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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