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Shirley Zimpelmann (née Hedberg), age 88, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital in Eagle River.

Shirley was born on Aug. 8, 1924, in Wausau, Wis., to Eric and Edna Hedberg.

She was a design consultant for Home Furnishings and also worked with her husband, Lewis, as an office manager/bookkeeper at Harris & Lewis in Cleveland.

Shirley enjoyed knitting, sewing and was always doing things around her house.

She was active at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Rocky River, Ohio, and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis, in 1999; and her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Barilka of Stamford, Ct.; sons, Lewis (Sharon) Zimpelmann of Mokena, Ill., and Paul (Denise) Zimpelmann of Eagle River; grandchildren, Nicole Barilka of New York, N.Y., Jason (Leila) Zimpelmann of Fay­etteville, N.C., Nathan Barilka of Los Angeles, Calif., Jamie Zimpelmann of Mokena, Ill., Eva Zimpelmann of Cleveland, Ohio, and Annelise Zimpelmann of Eagle River; and great-grandchildren, Charlie Zimpelmann and Andrik Zimpelmann.

A memorial service for Shirley will be held during the summer.

Memorials to Our Savior Lutheran Church are appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.



Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:01 PM

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