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Amelia Shea Zimmerli

August 23, 2013 March 12, 2019
Amelia Shea Zimmerli
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Amelia Shea Zimmerli, age 5, of Minden, Iowa, passed away March 12, 2019.

Born on August 23, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska to Courtney Divelbess-Zimmerli and Jeff Zimmerli, Amelia spread joy and inspired many people throughout her life. Her ready smile and infectious laughter touched everyone who met her. Amelia loved spending time with her family, including traveling to the Minnesota cabin and to Disneyworld on her Make-A-Wish trip. She loved cheetahs, Paw Patrol, family movie nights, glow sticks, “spa nights”, reading stories, attending Sunday School and church, visiting her grandparents’ “farmhouse”, going to preschool and starting kindergarten last fall at Tri-Center Community School. Amelia faced leukemia twice with courage, trust and faith. When challenged with a brain injury from chemotherapy in 2016, she had to learn to eat, talk and walk again. Amelia had a strong belief in Jesus’ saving grace and often prayed noting that “God is strong” and “God is my protector” and remembering to pray for others. She enjoyed singing “This Little Light of Mine” and will always be a light reminding everyone that “God is faithful”.

She was preceded by her great-grandmother, Darlene Felton and grandmother, Jeanette Zimmerli; great-grandmothers, Dagney Zimmerli and Virginia Frank.

In addition to her parents; Amelia is survived by her sisters, Haley Zimmerli, Aubrey Divelbess, and Hadley Divelbess; brother, Ryker Zimmerli; grandparents, Melanie Felton and David Divelbess of Minden, Iowa; grandfather, Kevin Zimmerli of Bellevue, Nebraska; great-grandfathers, James L. Felton of Neola, Iowa, Donald Frank of Indianola, Iowa and Wes Zimmerli of Chariton, Iowa; great-grandparents, Fred and Lorraine Divelbess of Persia, Iowa; aunts, Caitlin Divelbess of Omaha and Karen (Brian) Gomez of Bellevue, Nebraska and a large extended family of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends of all ages.

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6:00 PM 3/15/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Funeral Service




9:30 AM 3/16/2019 9:30:00 AM
Tri-Center High School

33980 310th Street
Neola, IA 51559

Lunch at Harvest Alliance Church in Minden following interment.

Tri-Center High School
33980 310th Street Neola 51559 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Minden Cemetery Final Resting Place

Minden, IA 51553

Minden Minden 51553 IA
United States

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