Zimmer, Ellen K., Carrollton, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away suddenly on her birthday, Thursday September 6, 2012 at the age of 60 years. The daughter of Gerald R. Schmidt and the late Mary F. (Carden) Schmidt was born in New York City in 1952. She was employed as an Assistant Director at Pat's Food Center in Freeland for over 15 years. Surviving besides her father, Gerald are her children; Stephanie Katzenberger of Forest Park, IL; Brian Katzenberger of Palmer, AK; Jason (Angie) Katzenberger of Gulfport, MS; Joel Katzenberger of Carrollton; grandsons Atillo Katzenberger of Palmer, AK; Steven Katzenberger of Carrollton; two sisters, Rebecca (Tom) Bullard of Saginaw; Barbara (Dave) Nixon of AuGres; a brother, Eric Schmidt of Chicago, IL; 6 nieces; Julie, Jenni, Katie, Amanda, Kora and Melissa, and 4 great-nieces. In addition to her family, Ellen also loved traveling, gardening, and especially spending time with her grandsons. The laughter and love that Ellen brought to this world will be dearly missed but will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Funeral service will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss. Rev. Michael Korte will officiate with burial at Owen Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00-9:00 p.m. and on Friday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School. www.casefuneralhome.com