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Bette Jean Zimmerman

Bette Jean Zimmerman, age 78 of Remsen, Iowa grew her angel wings on August 31, 2019.  She passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by the love of her family.  Bette was born on March 20, 1941. She is preceded in death by her mother Sylvia (Sue) Hames and father, Lawrence (Humpy) Hames. 

Bette is survived by her three children: Julie Owens, of Arizona, Jeff Sybrandt of Plymouth, Minnesota, and Richard Zimmerman of Mabank, Texas.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Shannon, Dylan, Cody, Austin and Mya. 

Bette attended Mankato Business School, where she earned her associates degree. After which, she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. Bette had an amazing 30+ year career with Aetna. 

She then retired and split her time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Remsen, Iowa where she grew up. Bette was a perfectionist and it showed in her needlepoint, embroidery, and knitting.  She loved to dance, play cards, board games and computer games.                                                                                                           

Bette's wishes were to have a luncheon and a celebration of her wonderful life! The details of the celebration will be announced soon.  The family askes that all flowers and memorials be held off until they have decided on a service date as they will be out of town until that time.

Bette's wishes were to have a luncheon and a celebration of her wonderful life!Please join us on for games, luncheon, video remembrance and stories:Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2019.Time:  11:00 am - 2:00 pmLocation:  Remsen Golf Club 

Donations can be made to Orange City Hospice

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Mark and I are so sorry to hear this. Bette was a special person and was always willing to lend a hand where ever she was needed. We will miss you Bette.. Our sympathy to her family.

Mark & Cheryl Juhl Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Julie and the rest of Betty's family. I was so heart broken to hear of Betty's passing. I enjoyed getting to know Betty and going to movies and playing cards with her. She will be missed by so many and for many reasons. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sa...

Sandi Roder Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Heaven gained a very special lady. May Bette Rest In Peace and her family know many are praying for them during this difficult time. Gods love and peace, Rockie & Jane Bork

Jane Bork Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Bette's family, Wendell and I are so saddened of hearing of Bette's passing. She is the one that initiated our first date and we will be forever grateful. She was a loving and caring individual, so full of heart and always helpful in whatever way she could. We are ...

Wendell and Caryn Riedeann Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM