Best Of Slider
Brainard PrePlan

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

when it matters most

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

Weston Chairs

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4


Showing our appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service.


Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center | 715-845-5525

Kathleen Zimmerman

Kathleen (Kathy) June Zimmerman, 72, passed away on December 29th, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House with family by her side.

Kathy was born on April 23rd, 1945 in Merrill, Wisconsin to Jim and Marian Milne. She graduated from Wausau High School in 1963. On a rainy April 13th 1968, she married Dave Zimmerman, also from Wausau and Wausau High. They were married for nearly 50 years. They lived in a few cities in Wisconsin during their marriage (Holmen, Sheboygan Falls, Green Bay and Racine), but Kathy was so happy to be able to return home to Wausau in 2008.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents (Jim and Marian) and a son, Tom, who died at birth. We know she was hopeful to be reunited them. Kathy is survived by her husband Dave and her two kids, Brian Biju Zimmerman and Lisa MeeHee Kirby. She also has 3 granddaughters, Allison, Katelyn and Juliana Kirby. She treasured her family and delighted in them. Her family never doubted her love for them. While she will be missed immensely, her love will continue to be passed on as she taught us all much about what it means to love others well.

Her family was always number one in her life, but she was always ready to love and serve anyone else in need, whether through cooking a delicious meal or being a listening ear. Kathy was one who was always thinking of others and putting others’ needs above her own. She was an amazing cook and always loved spending time gardening as long as the weather permitted.

A private family service is being planned for a later date in the spring or summer.

Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

Leave Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Leila Mortensen Taber

    04/04/2018 at 11:27 am

    Dave and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a best friend in grade school at Grant and so sweet. Life gets in the way and you loose touch but when we’d run into each other occasionally over the years it was as if we never forgot. She was special and sounds like she gave her all to her family. God be with you.