She was born March 23, 1926, in New Glarus, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late John C. and Anna Katharina “Katie” (Zweifel) Zimmerman. She married Lyle D. Nyman on January 15, 1947 at St. Mark’s Church, Dubuque, Iowa. He predeceased her on May 31, 1989.
Lois was a 1943 graduate of Palmyra High School and she started her career at the age of 17 at Palmyra State Bank. She was a charter member of the Women Bankers Association which was founded at a time when only men were allowed as members of the Bankers Association. Lois was later employed by Walworth County and then Door County as the Real Property Lister until she retired in 1990. Finding that retirement did not suit her, Lois accepted a 10 year appointment as Grand Secretary of the Order of Eastern Star in Dousman, Wisconsin. Lois had been active in the Eastern Star for many years in Palmyra, Sturgeon Bay, Dousman and Whitewater.
She is survived by daughters Laurie Medina (Dwight Brass), Atlanta, Georgia; Lee (Fred) Wurzbach, Palmyra; Lou (Bob) Kehoe, Eagle; and step-daughter Sharon Turner, Ashland, Mississippi. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 21 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Joyce Zimmerman, Palmyra, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, and parents, Lois was predeceased by step-daughter, Linda Nyman; great grandson, Cory Lytle; brothers, Sylvan, Lawrence and Erwin Zimmerman; and sisters, Viola Adams and Iona Turner.
Visitation of remembrance will be on Friday, May 31, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 145 Prairie Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. followed by an Eastern Star service at 10:30 a.m. and funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, MS 3050, P.O. Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or online at https://chw.org/ways-to-help/giving/how-to-give or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-lz-memorials.