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“I am sorry to hear of Doris's passing. I remember her from family reunions years ago. I am Eleanor's granddaughter, Everly's daughter. For years I...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Renae Mcmahon

“Doris and Cy were truly special people and I feel blessed to of known them. I was very proud to of helped them with their Veterans benefits over the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I used to visit the gift shop with my children. One day Doris told me she had a grandson close to my son's age and she'd love to purchase his...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Hurley - Combined Locks, WI

“Dear Marianne and Chuck, We were all saddened at the news of your Mom's passing. Please know our prayers for comfort are with you during this...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. Worked in beauty shop next door to your Mom. And Cy worked with my husband. They were great people to be with. Sharron (Shari)...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Sharron Mericle - Neenah, WI

“After moving to Neenah, I used to visit Doris in her gift shop and always found her most interesting and accommodating. Later, we ended up...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Donita Gross - Neenah, WI

“My sympathy for your loss. I so loved listening to Doris as I often visited the gift shop in downtown Menasha. I'd also see her occasionally at St...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“We are sad to lose our friend Doris. She was a bright star on Friday mornings here at Kay's Salon. She loved to talk about her children (she loved...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Christine Wydeven (Kays's Salon) - WI

“My sympathy for your loss. I so loved listening to Doris as I often visited the gift shop in downtown Menasha. I'd also see her occasionally at St...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My family was connected through "Zoom" Doris's-son, he was a good friend of my dads and my husband hunted with him many times. This past year we were...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica De Deker

“My deepest sympathies in losing Doris. I knew Cy from the company bowling league and Doris from her shop. They were a very loving couple and good...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Leslee Gardinier - Menasha, WI

“My husband purchased many gifts for me from Zimmer's Gift House in Menasha. I know it pleased him to give me such a nice present that was so...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Erdmann

“Our most sincerest condolences. We are unable to make the funeral but our thoughts and prayers are with you . Doris was a sweet lady. Im glad she...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: The Kasperek kids and spouses.

“Doris will be missed. We were lucky to have her in our ladies VA group. May the angels wrap their wings around her on her way to heaven ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Heiman

“Doris will be so misr way tp heaven.sed. We all enjoyed getting to know her on our ladies VA group. May the angels wrap their wings around her on h ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Heiman


Dorothea (Doris) Zimmer, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Brewster Village on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Doris began her journey of life in Germany on January 1, 1928.  Doris was the daughter of Anna (Ewald) Buchallik. Her grandmother, Martha Duda, was influential with Doris' upbringing while she was growing up.  When the war broke out Doris was sent to live safely with other relatives. After completing her schooling, she worked in a photo studio before going on to become a secretary under the United States Major who introduced her to her future husband in Heidelburg.  The major helped them with a marriage ceremony in Germany.  She was always proud of her gorgeous wedding dress made from the silk of a parachute when she married Cyril F. Zimmer on October 8, 1948.  They flew over to the United States and were united with her husband's large family in Menasha, WI.  Doris and Cy remained in the Fox Valley for their entire lives. In 1957, she was united with her mother who came to live with the family in the United States. Doris was a stay at home mom to her three children (Tom, Marianne and Chuck).  When the children were older she began working for Engledinger's Beauty Shop (receptionist) and then Engledinger's Gift store (sales person and buyer) in Menasha.    She later purchased the store and changed the name to Zimmer's Gift House.  After a wonderful history with the store she loved, it was closed due to the illness of her husband.  Doris spent much of her later life taking care of family members and enjoyed working for the Neenah Food Pantry.  She especially enjoyed her travels to Hawaii, England and Alaska.  Doris loved her Friday get togethers with good friends playing Farkel and eating out.  She enjoyed meeting with other veterans' wives on a monthly basis.   Doris is survived by her daughter Marianne (David) Cherny; her son Chuck (Sharon) Zimmer; four grandchildren:  Chad (Emily) Cherny, Stacey (Todd) Galvin, Craig Cherny and Jake Zimmer; five great grandchildren Clayton, Nolan, Wyatt, Parker and Scarlett.  She is further survived by sisters-in-law Carol, Annie and Marie Zimmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril "Cy" Zimmer, her son Tom "Zoom" Zimmer, her mother, Anna (Ewald) Buchallik, and her granddaughter, Gina Marie Cherny.  Doris was also preceded in death by Edward (Virginia) Zimmer, Wes Zimmer, Edward(Anita) Zimmer, Rich (Lillian) Zimmer, Harold (Gloria) Zimmer, Nick (Arlene) Zimmer, Harvey Zimmer and Eleanor (Larry) Rietz as well as other family and close friends.   The Funeral Liturgy for Dorothea will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH (324 Nicolet Blvd., Menasha) with Pastoral Leader Mary Krueger and Fr. Jim Hablewitz officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Oshkosh, WI Easter Seals or to St. Patrick's Church Menasha, WI