PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — ZIMMERMAN – Margaret Louise, 78, Puritan, Portage Township, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, at home. Born Jan. 31, 1934, in Martindale, daughter of John and Sophia (Hudak) Kertes. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Wayne A. Zimmerman; grandson, Jason Williams; brothers, Michael, John Jr., Steve, Andrew, Joseph, Lewis, Elmer and James Kertes; and sister, Elizabeth Fuzie. Survived by children, Terry Zimmerman, and wife, Joanne, Carlisle; Allen Zimmerman, and wife, Terri, Portage; Brian Zimmerman, Petersburg; Theresa, wife of Dennis Richardson, Texas; Mark Zimmerman, and wife, Diana, Virginia; Gregory Zimmerman, and wife, Anne Marie, Wilkes Barre; Michele, wife of John Jaikes, Portage; and Kevin Zimmerman, and wife, Amy, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Olga Williams and Annie Skelly. She will be sadly missed by supportive caregivers, Vickie Walk and Stacy Richnovski. She enjoyed her family, crocheting, baking and church activities. Friends received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Portage, Father Walter J. Moll, celebrant. Committal, St. Johns Cemetery, Portage.
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Regis V. Varmecky
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Fred Richard Kramer
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Zachary E. Lamer
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Beverly Y. Naylor
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Shawn Michael Ohala
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Jamie Richard Papinchak
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Timothy R. Weise Sr.
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Norman J. Lee Sr.
LEE – Norman J. Sr., 76, Cresson, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
Christa S. McClellan
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