Redlin Funeral Home

Violet Yvonne (Phippen) Zimmerman , Age 87

October 03, 1933 --May 30, 2021

Violet Yvonne (Phippen) Zimmerman, age 87 of Baraboo, WI passed away on Sunday May 30, 2021, at St. Marys Hospital, Madison, WI. She was born in LaRue, WI on October 3, 1933, to parents Emmett and Margaret (Kosin) Phippen.

On June 20, 1953, she married the love of her life Willard "Willie" Zimmerman in Baraboo, Wisconsin. They had 5 children, whom she adored and was devoted to her family.

She graduated from Reedsburg High School. She was a member of the Homemakers, president and member of the VFW Auxiliary Parshall-Cummings #2336, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church. The family cabin was her favorite place to be besides home with her family. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, watching birds, painting, making jewelry, ceramics, fishing, spending time with family, playing cards, and reading.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Heidi); daughters, Pamela Zimmer, Sheryl (Steve) Michaelson, Teresa (Michael) Browning; daughter-in-law, Lisa Zimmerman; siblings, Philip Phippen and Frank Phippen; grandchildren, Joshua Zimmerman, Baraboo, WI, Emmett Zimmerman, Madison, WI, Caroline Zimmerman, Wisconsin Dells, WI, Zachary Browning, Martinsburg, WV, Lucas Browning, Martinsburg, WV, Ethan Zimmerman, Baraboo, WI, Carson Zimmerman, Baraboo, WI; great grandson, Silas Graves, Charleston, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; son, Patrick; her parents; siblings, Harry Phippen, Cora Platt, Henry Phippen, Marvin Phippen, and June Phippen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

A funeral service will be on Monday June 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, Baraboo with Pastor Tim Kuske officiating. Visitation taking place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.


Penny R. Snyder June 01, 2021

Friend BARABOO , Wisconsin

Deepest Sympathy to the Family. Penny White Snyder

Kelly k Goethel June 02, 2021

friend Mount Juliet , Tennessee

Sending hugs, love, and sympathy from us all. Violet was one of a kind, loving, funny, and strong lady. She loved her family fiercely and they fiercely loved her. Her legacy, her love for Willie and her big heart are all you all need for the best example of how a real mom should live. She is now with her loved Willie and Patrick. A big party is in heaven today. God Bless you all. Love, Dan, Kelly, Ben, Jake, Brenna, and Kate Goethel

Tracy & Robbi Zimmerman June 02, 2021

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

So Sorry! Our sympathies are with the Zimmerman Family!!

David & Deanna ( Leatherberry) Penry June 06, 2021

Friend Talladega , AL

We are soo sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very kind sole.