Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Fern Zimmerman


Date and Time

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Tzvi Zimmerman


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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The Zimmerman Residence
1727 Ivy Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Fern’s family will all be sitting Shiva together at the Zimmerman residence.
Due to travel considerations - please note the limited times for Howie and Susie.

Martin Zimmerman Family
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Howard Zimmerman Family
Sunday from 6:30 - 8:30PM

Susan Diamond Family
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30PM

Minyan Times:
Sunday - Mincha and Maariv - 6:40PM

Monday and Tuesday - Shacharis 6:30AM Mincha and Maariv - 6:40PM

Wednesday - Shacharis - 6:30AM Mincha and Maariv - 6:30PM

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We invite you to record a video, sharing a story or memory of Fern Zimmerman. Your private recording will only be shared with the family.

We invite you to listen to an interview with Mrs. Fern Zimmerman.


Fern Zimmerman, nee Brownstein, age 93.
Beloved wife of the late Lawrence K. Zimmerman. Loving mother of Howard (Linda) Zimmerman, Martin (Gail) Zimmerman, and Susan (David) Diamond.
"Nonny" Fern, cherished grandmother of Michael (Jordan) Zimmerman, Craig Diamond, Howie Diamond, Rachel (Jeff) Kanterman, Jennifer (Josh) Barr, Michael (Robyn) Diamond, Stefanie (Lars) Gouwerok, Aaron (Ariella) Zimmerman, Aviva (Elie) Fink, and Yosef Zimmerman. Great(est) grandmother of Jake, Rosie, Max, Olivia, Willem, Lilah, Harrison, Evan, Micaela, Harper, Tali, Liam, and Maeve.

Services Sunday 12PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Westlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to your charity of choice would be appreciated. To attend the funeral livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Fern Zimmerman below and
we will share them with the family.
I have wonderful memories of my Aunt Fern as I was growing up. Many holidays spent at Aunt Ruth's house with all the family. Aunt Fern was loved by many people and will be missed. Love, Jackie and SId

Jackie and SId Greenbaum
March 12, 2022

We were saddened to learn of the passing of your mother and grandmother. We are grateful to have had the opportunity of meeting her and were impressed with her grace, kindness and beauty.

HaMakom Y'nachem Etkhem B'tokh Sh'ar Avalei Tziyon ViYrushalayim.

Rabbi James & Marilyn Gordon and Family

Marilyn Gordon
March 13, 2022
Dear Susan, Marty, Howie and families,

Susan, I listened to your wonderful interview of your mom. What a treasure for all of you to have forever. So comforting. I had a smile on my face for the entire interview.

I wanted to share my most vivid memory of your mom. As you know, our parents lived very close to each other in Villas North. My mom died at home. Your mom came over almost immediately and I will never forget the long, warm, comforting hug she gave me when I needed it most, right after I lost my mom.

Sharing that hug with all of you.

The service was beautiful. May her memory always be a blessing.

My thoughts are with you.

Jeri (Kornstein) Jakob

Jeri (Kornstein) Jakob
March 13, 2022
Aunt Fern, A wonderful woman. Always dressed and made up perfectly and just had that swagger!!! Kindness just poured out of this woman.Generous with her time and I was blessed to meet her as well as her parents too. Now I'm lucky to be contact with her children.As my mother was in fern's bridal party. I feel such a connection to fern as she came from my parents era.I will miss our fern and her moxie. Love, cousin karen

karen marcus
March 17, 2022
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