Angeline “Angie” Zimmerman, age 97, passed away at her home in rural Portland on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, surrounded by her family. 

Angie was born on Dec. 6, 1923, in Redkey, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Iris (Starr) Bird. She graduated from Redkey High School in 1941 and married Max Zimmerman Sr. on Dec. 24, 1943. Max preceded Angie in death on March 3, 2006. 

Angie and her husband were lifelong farmers in Richland and Jefferson townships. She loved to garden, cook and make handcrafts, and was an avid reader. One of her favorite things was to have a house full of friends and family to cook for. 

She attended a United Methodist Church most of her life. She looked forward to being in the presence of her Savior Jesus Christ and being reunited with her husband. 

Survivors include:

Three sons — Max Zimmerman (wife: Linda), Columbia City, Indiana, Jim Zimmerman (wife: Carol), Redkey, Indiana, and Ron Zimmerman (wife: Lou Ann), Redkey, Indiana 

One daughter — Donna Riddle (husband: Erick), Monticello, Indiana 

Six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter 

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. 

Services to celebrate Angie’s life will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home. Angie’s son-in-law Erick Riddle and granddaughter Lory Norden will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Redkey. 

Memorials may be directed to Jay County Public Library or EverHeart Hospice. 

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