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Grace Irene Zimpfer


Grace Irene Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, went to be with Our Lord in Heaven at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, peacefully at her home. Her family surrounded her for many weeks prior to her passing and had many special moments with her. Those special talks will remain with her husband, daughters, grandchildren and special friends forever.

Grace was born Nov. 5, 1926, to the late Ella Davis and Herbert Regula. At five years of age, she lost her father. Ella later married John Davis Sr. on April 22, 1953.

Grace married her sweetheart “Jake” Robert Zimpfer. They met in the church choir loft as young adults at Grace Lutheran Church, where they later married. Grace and Jake would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 25.

As children growing up, we saw such a faithful and very sweet love. Grace is survived by her husband and her daughters, Peggy (John) Hall of Bellefontaine, Sandy (Paul) Roach of Sidney and Jody Zimpfer Keith of Jackson Center. Preceding Grace in death was her son, David Zimpfer.

Grandma Grace had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and had many cookie baking days with them. Brad and Heather Hall, Becky and Andrea Roach and Blake and Courtney Zimpfer were extremely blessed to have Grandma Grace as a part of their lives. Grace also had two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Daniel Hall.

Grace had three brothers. Kenny Regula is her sole surviving brother. Edison Regula and John Davis Jr. preceded her in death.

Grace was a retired secretary of G&R Farm Service of Jackson Center. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she served on the council, was a Sunday School teacher and past member of women of the church.

Grace and Jake also were Luther League advisers for many years. As a couple, they attended Sunday School and church every Sunday. Jake and Grace were very active in the community. They attended many high school sporting events and loved the Jackson Center Tigers.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to a celebration of her life at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kent Hollis officiating. Interment is in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main Street, Jackson Center; and Wilson Home Health Care and Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365. Hospice was so very caring to Grace and her family. Mary and Stephanie and the entire staff blessed us in so many ways.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where condolences may be expressed at

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