Alta Zimmerly, 86, Baraboo

January 26, 2019

Alta Mae Zimmerly, 86, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

Alta was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Texahoma, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late William T. and Grace Pearl (King) Clark. She was united in marriage to Harlan Carl Zimmerly on Oct. 27, 1949, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Their marriage was blessed with two children. Alta enjoyed camping, crocheting, knitting, sewing, the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Spending time with her grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids, always warmed her heart. Alta enjoyed her and Harlan’s many travels with her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Dale Ziegler. She worked for 30 years at Eagle Signal and Salackers Bakery for 18 years.

Alta is survived by two daughters, Susan (Doug) Ireland and Debra Burdick, both of Baraboo; grandchildren, Kimberly (Kevin) Knight, William Ireland, Rebecca (Randy) Benson all of Baraboo, and Nichole (Robert) Boyd of Reedsburg; great-grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) and Michael (Raelyn) Kowalke, Nicholas and Spencer Knight, Tyler and Caitlyn Boyd, Mariah Ireland; great-great-grandchildren, Brantley, Preston, Gracelyn, and Cooper; sister, Betty Ziegler; brother, David (Betty) Clark. Alta was known as Aunt Tootie and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Alta was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Lewis (Ray) Clark; and brother in-law, Dale Ziegler.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Baraboo. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Alta’s family wishes to thank the nurses at Agrace Hospice for their wonderful care.

Online condolences may be made at hooversonfuneralhomes.com.