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Marian A. Zimmerman

 

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Marian A. Zimmerman, 92, of LaGrange Park, a former 60-year resident of Golfview Hills, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020, with her daughters by her side.

She was born in 1928 in Danville, where she grew up. Marian graduated in 1950 from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism.

Following graduation, she moved to Chicago, where her first professional job was writing copy for the Montgomery Ward catalog. She then worked at Ryerson Steel where she met her future husband, Paul. Later in life, Marian returned to school to get a master's degree in library science from Rosary College, earning the nickname "Marian the Librarian."

Through her work as a long-time academic librarian at the College of DuPage, Marian spent a semester in London. She loved London, returning with each of her daughters, along with their families, on individual trips to share her love of the city. Marian leaves her children and grandchildren a legacy which includes the importance of education and a love of travel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul K. Zimmerman.

She is survived by her daughters, Susie (Dino) Marconi, Katie Zimmerman, Jane (Gary Campione) Zimmerman, Margi (Brad) Wachowiak and Patty (Steve) Mardula; her grandchildren, Mike Cation, A.J. Zitzka, Becky (Galen Heyne) Wachowiak, Cathy (Jen Nykiel) Mardula, Zack (Lisa) Wachowiak, Meggie Wachowiak, Patrick (Becca) Mardula, Chris Moy, Carrie Moy, Samantha Marconi and Nick Marconi; and her great-grandchildren, Marnie, London, Rory and Daniel.

Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. A service will follow at the funeral home at noon.

Interment is private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the College of DuPage Foundation, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

 
 

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