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Sarah Lynn Zimmer

April 4, 1980 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 39)


Sarah Lynn Zimmer age 39 of Fairfield, passed away March 8, 2020, at Jefferson County Health Center surrounded by her family.

Visitation for family & friends will be 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday March 12, 2020, at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Brown officiating.  Burial will be at Batavia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or Marion Avenue Baptist Church (Bus Ministry).  Cards and memorials may be mailed to: Calvin Helterbran, 1196 Mahogany Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Sarah was born April 4, 1980, to Calvin Helterbran and Rebecca (Schmitter)Giberson.  She married Robert L. Zimmer and later divorced.

Sarah lived in the Fairfield area all her life.  She graduated from Pekin High School with the class of 1998, and later earned a BAS degree in accounting.  Due to illness she became a (do it all for them) stay at home mom.  Sarah loved baking with her children and following their numerous activities.  When her kids were younger, she coached their T-ball teams. She loved spending time with her family. Sarah was an Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoyed riding horses, when she was younger.

Sarah will be missed by her children, Gabriel, Madelynn, Alyssa and Savana Zimmer ; her parents, Calvin (Sherri) Helterbran of Fairfield and Rebecca (William) Giberson of Packwood; siblings, Joshua Helterbran of Birmingham, Jason (Katie) Helterbran of Mt. Pleasant, Hannah (Allen) Durflinger of Bladensburg, Chadwick (Whitney)Giberson of Richland, Niccole Giberson of Packwood, Joe Helterbran, John Helterbran, Jacob Helterbran and James Helterbran all of Fairfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred & Dixie Schmitter, Paul & Betty Helterbran; uncles, Mark Schmitter and Edward Helterbran; aunt, Pauline Helterbran; and infant nephew, Joshua Helterbran.


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March 12, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
203 South Main
Fairfield, IA 52556

Funeral Service
March 13, 2020

10:30 AM
Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
203 South Main
Fairfield, IA 52556

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