April 8, 1921 - May 10, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Sabina E. Zimmer, age 96, of San Diego, CA and formerly of St. Joseph, who passed away on May 10, 2017 at Country Manor La Mesa Healthcare Center in San Diego, CA. Reverend Eberhard Schefers will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Heritage Hall.

Sabina was born on April 8, 1921 in St. Joseph to John and Agnes (Himsl) Zimmer. During World War II, Sabina worked at Boeing in Seattle, WA building planes for the war effort. After the war she returned to Minnesota before moving to California in 1951.

Sabina began a long time career in the aircraft manufacturing industry working for Douglas Aircraft, and McDonnell Douglas. She worked in a variety of positons including lead mechanic and crew chief building domestic aircraft (DC 7, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10 and MD-80), military aircraft as well as participating in projects for the space program.

Survivors include brothers and sisters, Albert (Bert) Zimmer, of St. Cloud, Agnes Knie, of Woodbury, Joseph Zimmer, of Cold Spring, Clara Guggenberger, of Cold Spring and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sabina was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, John Zimmer, Rose Gohman, Werner Zimmer, Marie Zimmer, Anton Berger, and Mary Mertes.