Marilyn Zinsmeister, 79

Marilyn Anne Zinsmeister, 79, of Roann, died at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

She was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Wabash, to Hugh and Mones L. (Meyer) Slee.

Marilyn was a 1955 graduate of Roann High School.  She married George Zinsmeister at the Roann First Brethren Church on February 16, 1957, and they just celebrated their 60th anniversary with an open house on Thursday.  She worked at Wabash Magnetics and also worked 30 years at Kaiser Fertilizer Plant.  Marilyn was a member of the Roann First Brethren Church, where she played the organ for over 40 years.  She also was a member of the Roann Sorority and served on the election board for several years.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, camping, and traveling.  Marilyn and George wintered in Florida 12 years. 

She is survived by her husband, George Zinsmeister of Roann; two children, Deb (Dale) Tillman of Claypool, and David Zinsmeister of North Manchester; three grandchildren, Sarah Tillman, Steven (Elisabeth) Tillman, and Jeffrey Tillman, all of Claypool; and her brother, Don (Shirley) Slee of Wabash.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Robert Slee.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Thursday Feb. 23, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, with Chaplain Kurt Snyder officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call 2-8 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Feb 21