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Grace Elizabeth Zimmerman
Funeral services for Grace Elizabeth Zimmerman, age 16, of Alden MN, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Crossroads Church. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Grace passed away unexpectedly after suffering injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Grace was born on October 20, 2003 in Sheboygan, WI to Torrey and Clare Zimmerman. She had a love for her family, friends and dance. Grace was a sophomore at Albert Lea High School.
While she loved learning and her studies were important, her relationships were more so. Her closest group of friends Vayda, Lauren and Olivia were especially dear to her. Grace enjoyed her 3 years on the Varsity Dance Team. She thought of the members of her team as less of a team, and more like sisters. Grace looked up to her coach Megan and the team leaders before her, and she was a role model for those after. At the end of the day, spending time with her Carter and being with all of her family is what meant the most to her. At a young age, Grace developed an authentic faith that she pursued quietly and fervently, but that led her to love and genuinely care for others. Grace was in a relationship with Carter, but it meant more to her than that. They shared a special bond that was founded in Christ, and the time shared together will forever be cherished. Every memory made with her will be held in our hearts with love.
Grace is survived by her parents Torrey and Clare Zimmerman; siblings: Ana and Eric; very special friend Carter Miller; and his parents George and Abi, grandparents: Ken and Kathy Zimmerman; Roger and Maureen Olson, Cindy and Randy Dulany and Jack and Mary Stauffer; Great Grandmothers: Marion Olson and Margaret Delmont, aunts and uncles: Joel (Katie) Zimmerman, Bryon (Darlene) Zimmerman, Laura (Chris) Corrao, Jennifer Webber, Dan (Pam) Olson; cousins: Makayla (James), Haley, Madelin, Lindsay, Ceaira, Wyatt, Miranda, Isabella, Tanner and Lydia; and numerous great aunt and uncles and cousins.
Sorry for your daughters loss. May her love and the lessons she taught you in her all too short life, live on.
Karine Maxwell Feb 27 2020 12:00 AM
Torrey, Clare, Ken, Kathy and family, we are keeping all of you close in thought and prayer as you mourn, cherish and honor Grace, who is obviously loved so much by so many.
Dave, Judy and Gini (Simon) Raymond Feb 22 2020 12:00 AM
Torrey, thinking of you and your family and praying for you amid this deep, deep loss.
Dave Linde Feb 21 2020 12:00 AM
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I have never met your family. But I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for your family.
Jon Kittleson Feb 21 2020 12:00 AM
I'm not sure if you remember, but we lived on Giles when you guys lived on Sheridan and my youngest son Erik would play with your Eric. Our familyis so sad to hear of Grace's sudden passing. My husband and I never knew her but please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing that she isin the arms of ourSavior now.
Lori Nelson Feb 21 2020 12:00 AM
Im so sad that you are gone so soon. I will never forget the memories we had in elementary school. May your soul rest in peace, Grace
Kadin Sipple Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends of Grace Zimmerman...you do not know me. It just breaks my heart a young life lost. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane Vogt Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM
We are thinking of the family of Grace, the Albert Lea Dance Team and the entire community. The dance world is wrapping their arms around you at this very sad time. The beautiful picture of her in her red costume is a wonderful reminder of how talented and lovely she was. We were fortunate to have Grace attend our dance camp for several summers. We pray for all of you and send our sympathy. Cindy Clough and Just For Kix Staff
Cindy Clough Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM
Torrey, Clare and family, although we didnt know your darling Gracie, we have been so saddened and broken by her tragic and sudden passing. What a lovely young woman so full of beauty and grace! You must have been so proud of her. Your loving care shines through her face in every picture! I cannot imagine the shock and sadness you must be feeling, it is unimaginable to lose a child so suddenly. Although we are far away, we wanted to tell you that we are with you in spirit and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. If there anything that we can do anything at all please let us know. It would be an honor to be useful to your darling family during this time. Affectionately, Taha, Maranda, Adam, Jeff & Bonnie
Maranda Bouqdib Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM
Grace, you were an amazing dancer!! It was wonderful getting to know you at Acclaim Studio of Dance! I'm trying to be positive since I know you are now in the arms of Jesus!
Sarah Hecimovich Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM