Nancy Lou Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Nancy

Nancy Lou Zimmerman / Born 07/15/59

An invitation came forth and Nancy Lou left this world to join the next life reuniting with mother, brother, grandparents and close friends. Born and raised in Wilmette, IL, Nancy Lou attended New Trier High School, worked in customer service at Jewel Food Store in Evanston, IL, studied Hotel/Motel Management & Hospitality at Oakton College in Des Plaines, IL and was recruited into the internship program of Westin Hotels & Resorts. Her career took off at The Westin, Chicago. She was attracted to Event Planning and worked with Creative Entertainment in Chicago. She married into a hotel career and with her husband resided in Shanghai, Denver, Singapore, Cincinnati and finally, Kansas City. Along that path she became enamored with Asian culture, collecting Asian furniture, artifacts and artwork. In addition to Westin, Nancy Lou worked for Red Lion Hotels and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts. She became a self-proclaimed “scratch golfer” working with the Shanghai Golf & Country Club, Golf Asia, Shaker Run Golf Club in Cincinnati and the National Kidney Foundation in Kansas City raising funds via nation-wide golf events – never a golfer, but always a relationship builder.

Her children were her pride and joy. She leaves behind her sons, Adam (Kansas City) and Stefan (Phoenix), and former spouse Mark (Kansas City).  She always enjoyed gathering with her parents, siblings, their spouses and her nieces and nephews; father, Don Moloney (Northfield, IL), sisters Mary Anne (New York) Diane, (Cedar Falls, IA), Elizabeth (Vernon Hills, IL), and brothers D.J. (Arlington Heights, IL), Christopher (Floyd Knob, IN) and Adam (Glen Ellyn, IL)

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy and brother, Patrick.

Memorial Mass: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. Faith, Hope & Charity Catholic Church. 191 Linden St, Winnetka, IL 60093. In lieu of flowers the Stefan Zimmerman Education Fund has been established as a memorial fund at BMO Harris Bank, 1201 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64116 attention Devin Otsea.  


  1. Margie & Bill Stump on October 19, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I remember when Nancy Lou, Mark, Adam, and Stephan joined St. Charles Parish. I was helping with welcoming new parishioners at the time. Such a wonderful smile and attitude full of sunshine Nancy Lou brought with her wherever she went! I also had the privilege of coaching Adam and Stephan one summer in recreational softball and loved having the whole Zimmerman family as part of our softball family that summer. Bill and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep Nancy Lou and all of you in our prayers, but know that there is a place for her in Heaven.

  2. Susan & Alan Leslie on October 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    So very saddened to hear of the passing of dear, sweet friend Nancy Lou. The world shines a little less bright with the loss of such a beautiful young lady! Nancy Lou was always such a joy-filled friend, that we so loved to be with. Her love for her sons, was endless. May Adam & Stefan find peace in knowing there beautiful mother is their guardian angel now.

  3. James Daly on October 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I grew up with Nancy in Wilmette. We went grade school at St. Francis Xavier. Proud members of the class of 1973. My prayers and condolences to the family,

  4. Teresa Long on October 15, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    We only talked with Nancy Lou at church – enjoyed our conversations. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  5. James Behn on October 15, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Mark Sorry to hear about your loss, its hard to lose someone
    so young I’m sure your sons will miss there mom. Be thinking of you! Jim and Barb Behn

  6. Will and Colleen Cook and sons on October 15, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Nancy was an original! She was always bubbly and lit up a room. And she was so devoted to family, and an asset to her several charitable causes. We can’t believe she is gone. She will be missed by all.

  7. Debbie Waggener on October 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I knew Nancy Lou as a neighbor and a close friend. She was such a kind and special person, always there to listen and talk about anything. I especially remember her laugh – and her wonderful smile. I will miss her and pray that her family will gather strength through the precious memories they have while she was here with all of us.

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