Edna Grote Zimm, 87, of Duluth, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Chris Jensen Health Center. She was born on March 19, 1933 in Hermantown to Edward and Alice (Labrie) Grote. Edna graduated from Hermantown High School where she was a cheerleader. She married Richard E. Zimm and they were married for 25 years and had two daughters. Edna worked as a chiropractic assistant for the Duluth Chiropractic Clinic, also worked at the Magnolia Shoppe and Goldies. Edna enjoyed shopping, music, dancing, cooking, rainy days and “Lobster Dinners.” She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Esther Malvick and Evelyn Jackson; a brother, Donald Grote. Edna is survived by her daughters, Linda Jean Zimm and Cheryl Ann (Michael) Colombe; a brother, Jerry (Nancy) Grote; grandchildren, Nathon (Laura) Colombe, Rachel (Todd) Welch, Samarah (Jordan) Gades, Fonta Zimm-Palmer (Casey Palmer), and Reece (Ashley) Zimm; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Whitney, Wesley, Wendy Elora and Mira; many nieces and nephews. Family burial services were held at Oneota Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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