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Donna J Zimmer

November 24, 1938 — February 12, 2021

Donna J Zimmer

Cincinnati - Donna J. Zimmer (née Bosse) passed away on Friday February 12, 2021 at the age of 82 at her Delhi home in Cincinnati, Ohio after battling ALS.

Beloved Wife only one day short of 61 years to Charles M. Zimmer, Jr. , and loving Mother of Krista R. Nero (Nick), Laurel J. Herris (Dan), Virginia E. DeSanto (J.R.), and Tom C. Zimmer (Jennifer). In addition to her husband and children, Donna is survived by her grandchildren, William, Janelle (John), Jillian, Cody (Jess), Corrine, Andrew, Bailey, Carter, Cole and her great grandchildren, Izzy and Elizabeth. She is survived by her brother, Gerry Bosse (Dee), and her sister Judy Ferguson (Doug). Donna is also survived by many close sisters- and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Donna is predeceased by her brother, Jim Bosse (Debbie).

Born November 24, 1938 in Rochester, Minnesota to the late Martha Bosse (née Stoppel) and William Bosse, Donna grew up in Brampton, North Dakota before attending nursing school in Rochester, Minnesota where she met the love of her life, Charlie. They married and moved to Cincinnati where they shared their lives to lovingly raise their family. Donna passionately served others during her 30 year career as a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Hospital and Mercy Health.

Donna enjoyed competition, participating in and watching sports. From playing basketball in her youth to bowling, tennis and golf leagues throughout her life and being a fan of the Reds, Bengals and UC teams, Donna also encouraged her kids to be active and involved in sports. Donna is still the only family member that has scored a “hole-in-one”.

Donna’s greatest joys were her family and friends, and she enjoyed golfing, walking, vacation travels with family, hiking, dinners and outside gatherings at the swim club, and playing cards and games. Donna was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Donna’s impact on others was strong and wide, and she will be greatly missed by all of those she touched in her life.

Visitation and memorial services will be held with the family on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Radel Funeral and Cremation Services (650 Neeb Rd.) with visitation for the family beginning at 1:00 pm, and a memorial service with the family at 2:00 pm.

Donations can be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

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