Lotte Zinner was born to Otto and Erna Stein on May 16, 1924 in Neustadt an der Haardt, Germany.
Otto Stein had served in the German army during World War I and spent 33 months in a British POW camp. In May 1938, Lotte and her parents immigrated to the United States and settled in St. Louis. Lotte was naturalized as an American citizen in 1945 and married Julius Zinner in 1947.
Lotte Zinner died on February 13, 2017 in Columbia, Maryland.