Naomia E. Zimmerman

Naomia E. Zimmerman, age 86, of Rewey, died on Saturday evening July 15, 2017 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. Naomia was born on May 31, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of Everett and Marie (LaRue) Wagner. She married Paul Zimmerman on Feb. 17, 1950 in Bennett, IA.

Following graduation from Standwood, IA High School, Naomia and Paul were married and began farming in Minnesota and then in Iowa. In 1960, they moved to a farm outside of Rewey and began dairy and vegetable farming; working closely with Paul’s siblings who also moved to the area. Naomia and Paul also worked at the Rewey Cheese Factory and owned and operated Zimm’s Market in Cobb. She was a member of the Rewey United Methodist Church and volunteered with the Sun Program at the Rewey Fire Station. Naomia enjoyed working in her gardens and in the kitchen canning, freezing, cooking, baking and making homemade noodles and buns. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and looked forward to gathering for all the holidays.

Naomia is survived by her four children; Paula (Will) Rule of Mineral Point, Kevin (Colleen) Zimmerman of Platteville, Wendy (Dean) Rickard of Linden and Randy Zimmerman of Rewey; eight grandchildren, Angela (Jeff) Udelhofen, Joyel Rule-Simerson, Jerrad (Ellen) Zimmerman, Jill (Mike) VanSchyndle, Jaye (Brad) Lindner, Jaclyn (Jason) Bevan, Kim Geisking (Fiance Rob Kosharek) and Jason (Rejona) Rickard; seventeen great-grandchildren; sister June Gadke of Stanwood, IA and sister-in-law Roberta Wagner of Clinton, IA.

Naomia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, sister Shirley (Carl) Zimmerman, brother Les Wagner and brother and sister-in-laws, Jake (Arlene) Zimmerman, Fritz (Siri) Zimmerman and Glen Gadke.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort with burial to follow in the Rock Church Cemetery in rural Livingston. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening July 18, 2017 at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home on Wednesday morning.

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