Kathy Zimmerman, 69, of Merrillan, passed away September 15, 2021, in her home. Kathy was born May 14, 1952, in Black River Falls to Roy, Jr. and Genevie Eddy. The Eddys resided in Merrillan, with Kathy graduating from Lincoln High School in 1970.

In 1971, Kathy married Duane Slaughter. They divorced in 1980. Kathy later married Paul Zimmerman, whom she was married to for 28 years. Kathy and her family moved around the country for Paul’s work, living in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama, and multiple places around Wisconsin, before settling back in her hometown.

Kathy frequently stated that her children and grandchildren were her greatest gifts and was happiest when they were all together enjoying a theme night dinner, playing board games or cards, or just grilling out and watching the grandkids jump on the trampoline she bought them. She also enjoyed mountain dew, get-togethers with her life-long high school friends, going to the casino and playing bingo, card playing, and making food for her visitors in her air fryer.

Kathy worked hard throughout her entire life but is best known by many from Kwik Trip in Black River Falls, where she worked for many years.

Kathy is survived by her four daughters, Tanya (Dan) Overlien, of Black River Falls, Jennifer (Cory) Fisher, of Rapid City, SD, Megan Zimmerman, of Black River Falls, and Karli (Matt Winchell) Zimmerman, of Humbird; 9 grandchildren, Kiley and Kasey, Paige, Katelyn, Bree and Harrison, Alice, Marlee, Myles, Kohen and Kendrix “Lulu,” her sister, Pam (Randy) Brown, of Merrillan, as well as numerous other family and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Brenda, brothers, Jeff, and Rick, and niece, Wendy, as well as other cherished family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 3 pm at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton, with a visitation from 1-3 pm beforehand. There will be a light supper and time of sharing stories at Hotel Bar in Humbird following services.

The Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences are available at http://www.jensenmodjeskifh.com.

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