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Janet Hardy Zimmerman

October 10, 1915 March 16, 2016
Janet Hardy Zimmerman
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Janet Hardy Zimmerman passed away March 16, 2016, daughter of Frank E. and Cora (Stewart) Hardy. Janet was born in Big Rapids, MI on October 10, 1915. She graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1933 and from Kalamazoo College in 1937. She was employed in New York City until her marriage to Henry (Hank) Zimmerman on October 28, 1944. They lived in Kalamazoo, Petoskey, Jackson, Lansing, and Oscoda before returning to the Lansing area after Hank’s retirement from the Michigan Department of Mental Health.

Janet was preceded in death by her sister Charlotte Hardy in 1993, her son Eric Hardy Zimmerman in 2000, and her husband in 2005.

Janet is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dan and Sally Zimmerman of Dimondale, grandson Joe Zimmerman (Katie McPherson) of Lansing, granddaughter Jessica (Jason) Russell of Newark, Ohio, and great-grandchildren Isacc, Ada and Allison Russell.

At Janet’s request, there will be no service. The family wishes to thank the staff of Green Acres of Mason and Hospice of Lansing for their gentle care and kindness. Online condolences may be shared at

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