Grace Irene Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, went to be with Our Lord in Heaven at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, peacefully at her home.
Her family surrounded her for many weeks prior to her passing and had many special moments with her and those special talks will remain with her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and special friends forever.
Grace was born Nov. 5, 1926, to the late Ella Davis and Herbert Regula. At 5 years of age she lost her father and Ella later married John Davis Sr. on April 22, 1953.
Grace married her sweetheart “Jake” Robert Zimpfer. They met in the church choir loft as young adults at Grace Lutheran Church, where they later married. Grace and Jake would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 25.
As children growing up we saw such a faithful and very sweet love. Grace is survived by her husband; and three daughters Peggy (John) Hall, of Bellefontaine, Sandy (Paul) Roach, of Sidney, and Jody Zimpfer Keith, of Jackson Center. Preceding Grace in death was a son, David Zimpfer.
Grandma Grace had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and had many cookie baking days with them. Brad and Heather Hall, Becky and Andrea Roach, and Blake and Courtney Zimpfer were extremely blessed to have Grandma Grace as a part of their lives. Grace also had two great grandchildren Aaron and Daniel Hall.
Grace had three brothers. Kenny Regula is her sole surviving brother. Edison Regula and John Davis Jr. preceded her in death.
Grace was a retired secretary of G&R Farm Service of Jackson Center. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she served on the council, was a Sunday School teacher and past member of women of the church. Grace and Jake also were Luther League advisors for many years. As a couple they attended Sunday School and church every Sunday. Jake and Grace were very active in the community. They attended many high school sporting events and loved the Jackson Center Tigers.
Visitation will be held Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church from 3 to 7 p.m.
Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate a celebration of her life at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 South Main St., Jackson Center or Wilson Home Health Care and Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney. Hospice was so very caring to Grace and her family. Mary and Stephanie and the entire staff blessed us in so many ways.
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, assisted the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be made to the family at .edsfh.com.
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