May 27, 1944 - June 17, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 21, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park for Phyllis J. Zimmerman, 72, of Waite Park, who passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. The Reverend Lauren Virnig will officiate. Inurnment will be private.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and from 11:00 AM-12:00 noon on Tuesday at the church in Waite Park.

Phyllis was born on May 27, 1944 in St. Cloud to Bernard and Alice (Theisen). She married Rodney Boelz on October 21, 1962; they were later divorced. She married Edmund “Sonny” Zimmerman on July 8, 1985 in St. Cloud. She was employed by Visionease, and then National Vision until she retired in January of 2015. Phyllis loved her grandchildren and dogs. She loved to play bingo, cards, and going to the casino. She enjoyed life, talking and laughing with her family and friends.

Phyllis is survived by: children Jody (Mitch) Anderson of Sartell, Steve (JoAnn) Boelz of St. Cloud; grandchildren Sean Anderson, Emily (Jeremy Ethen) Anderson, Mathew Boelz; brothers and sisters Warren (Theresa) Theisen, Lance (Diane) Theisen, Arlene Statz, Sharon (Mel) Schreifels, Diana (Peter) St. Peter; former husband Rodney Boelz; many in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sonny, brothers Bud, David, and James Theisen.

Special Thanks to CentraCare Hospice and Talahi Care Center.

Memorials are preferred in Phyllis’ memory to the St. Cloud Humane Society.