Barbara Winifred (Hansen) Zimmerman, age 85, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2022.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1936, in Waukesha, Wis., to Edward and Gladys Hansen.

She married Thomas Zimmerman on Aug. 11, 1956.

Barbara was known for her intelligence, spirit and work ethic. Barbara was valued and successful at every one of her diverse career choices in her 50+-working years; banking (Franksville, Wis.); small business owner, Heart O’ the Woods, (St. Germain, Wis.); real estate, Yeschek Realty, (Minocqua, Wis.); and Northern Title and Abstract, (Eagle River, Wis.), and hospitality, Eliason’s Someplace Else, (St. Germain).

Barbara was an active member of the St. Germain Lioness Club for many years. She also was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Caledonia, Wis., prior to their family moving to St. Germain in 1975.

She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, Eagle River, until the time of her death.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Tom; and their five children, Kim (Dave) Casebolt, Karen Ziebell, Karyl Davis, Karl (Sandi Stern) Zimmerman and Kory (Julie Nelson) Zimmerman; eight grandchildren, Adam Casebolt and Hailey DeGroot, Katy and Kelly Ziebell, Josh Davis, Hunter Zimmerman, Austin and Ryan Zimmerman; and great-grandchildren, Leo and Sosie DeGroot.

Also surviving is her sister, Judy and husband, Dick Cherf; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Maxine Zimmerman and Dennis and Cheryl Zwaga; along with nieces and nephews.

A very special thank you to the staff at Minocqua Health and Rehabilitation and the staff at Compassus Hospice, for their loving and compassionate care of Barbara.

A memorial service will be held on April 2 at Christ Lutheran Church in Eagle River, 121 N 3rd St., with Pastor Joshua Odell officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the FKA St. Germain Lioness Club, mailing address: St. Germain Northwoods Lions, president, 1398 Jackie Way, St. Germain, WI 54558, or made online to the Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund at (>GIVE>A Time To Build) or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at