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“We have know Phyllis for years. She was a regular at our restaurant. We immediately realized we shared the same faith in Jesus. Years later, we ended...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Greg & Cheri Smith - Des Moines, IA

“I worked with Phyllis at Ruan she was very good to work with an became a friend. May God bless her family as they go through this hard time . ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: carlene reece - summerville, SC

“Losing and old friend once again gets no easier. Thank you, Alicia for contacting me even though it was to share such sad news. Loved your mom and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bobbi Danforth - Smith River, CA

“I knew her well. We lived next door to each other and always enjoyed early morning talks with coffee at the end of the driveway. She was a very...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kristi Finney - Des Moines, IA

“We had the privilege of meeting Phyllis only a few years ago, but immediately fell in love with this beautiful lady. What a thrill it was to discover...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Monica & Kirby Clark - IA

“I worked for Phyllis back in the mid-'80's I think when she was in the Driver Trip reports section at Ruan Transportation (not sure of the department...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Len Hall - Knoxville & Des Moines, IA

“Phyllis was a great friend who will be greatly missed at the Ankeny Senior Center. I will miss all our talks at the Senior Center and will miss one...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Dale Bayliss - Ankeny, IA

“Alicia, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your precious mother. I have wonderful memories of visits with you and her back at Des Moines...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Ramsey - DES MOINES, IA

“Keeping the family in prayers. So sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Kris Parks - Friend

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Phyllis May Zeimet, 80, passed away June 10, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Memorial Services of Iowa in Ankeny. A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Phyllis was born on February 24, 1939, in South English, Iowa to Willard and Mable Morris.

She attended high school at Des Moines Technical High School. She married John "Jack" Zeimet on October 31, 1959, and they were blessed with four children. After Jack's tragic death while serving in the US Army in 1966, Phyllis went on to raise her children alone. It wasn't until 2014 that she met the second love of her life, Clair Wepel. They enjoyed many hours at the Senior Center in Ankeny with friends, driving around the countryside, and lots of meals together in the evenings chatting about their favorite things; for Phyllis, they were her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her faith.

Phyllis is survived by her children; Matt (Vicki) Zeimet, Mark (Kris) Zeimet, Suzanne (Randy) Brekke, and Alicia Flemmens. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, Clair Wepel, and two sisters: Alberta Brannen and Carol (Roy) Rouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband (John), son (Michael), her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Polk County Senior Center in Ankeny, Iowa, in her name.