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Valere A. Zimmerman, age 88, of Wauseon, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Fulton County Health Center.
Valere was born in Williams County, Ohio, on December 9, 1930, the daughter of Chauncey and Wilhelmina (Ruble) Barber. On March 23, 1952, she married Curtis Zimmerman, and he preceded her in death in 2012. Valere was a member of the First Christian Church in Wauseon where she also sang in the choir. She was a past member of the Wauseon American Legion and the Wauseon VFW Auxiliaries. Form many years, Valere, enjoyed making ceramics.
Surviving are two daughters, Wendy (Jerry) Kingsbury of Wauseon, and Elaine (Tom) Krauss of Swanton; one son, Lee Zimmerman of Wauseon; four granddaughters, Melissa Kingsbury of Wauseon, Sarah Krauss of Swanton, Emily (Mitchell) Zalesak of Delta and Victoria Zimmerman of Forfar, Angus, Scotland; one grandson, Steven (Mindy) Kingsbury of Defiance; two great-grandsons, Luke Kingsbury and Carter Zalesak; and one great-granddaughter, Abby Zalesak. She was preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Kermit Barber; and great-grandson, Glendon Kingsbury.
Visitation for Valere will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Wauseon. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, also in the church, with pastor Michael Doerr, officiating. Interment will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society, First Christian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.