Mark "Zeke" Ziemer, age 60, of Hutchinson, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be Monday, May 1, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Monday 8:00 to 9:00 A.M. both at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mark “Zeke” Ziemer was born on July 31, 1956, in Slayton, Minnesota. He was the son of Melvin and Celia (Moran) Ziemer. Mark was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Bethany Baptist Church in Hutchinson. He received his education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1974. Mark then went on to school at the Hutchinson Vocational Tech Institute.
On March 23, 1974, Mark was united in marriage to Maureen Kelley in Watertown, South Dakota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Eric, Ryan, Heather, and Brandon. Mark and Maureen resided in Hutchinson. They shared 43 years of marriage together.
Mark worked at the Ziemer Grocery Store for his father. He then worked at 3M for 33 years from 1980 to 2013.
He attended St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Mark enjoyed fishing, hunting, and going to the lake. He loved to grill and entertain and took special care of his lawn. Mark also enjoyed going on road trips and to casinos. He was a natural born story teller with a flair for the dramatic. Mark loved sports; Twins, Vikings and the Wild, and loved watching his children and grandchildren in sporting events. He always kept his home welcoming by the many updates and changes he made through the years. Mark especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Mark passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 60 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Mark is survived by his:
Wife, Maureen Ziemer of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Eric Ziemer and his wife, Nicole of Carver, MN,
Ryan Ziemer and his wife, Jennifer of Courtland, MN,
Heather Schreder and her husband, Chris of Sartell, MN,
Brandon Ziemer of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Brady Ziemer, Brier Ziemer, Brodie Ziemer, Bo Ziemer, Hayden Schreder, and one soon to be born grandson;
Brother, Douglas Ziemer and his wife, Sandy of Boca Raton, FL;
Sister, Patty Luthens and her husband, Randy of Hutchinson, MN;
Sisters-in-law, Beverly Ziemer of Cedar, MN,
Sonia Ziemer of Elysian, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Mark is preceded in death by his Parents, Melvin and Celia Ziemer, Brothers, Roger Ziemer and Brian Ziemer; and Parents-in-law, Walter and Kathleen Kelley.
Jo Reck says
To Maureen, Patti, and families~
There just are no words at such a time. Nothing can prepare you for that final farewell. I need you to know that you are right here in my heart, where I will hold you and pray for your peace and healing. There are no answers, only questions…and only God knows the answer. Know that you are being thought of with love and great care and compassion~
Friends for always~
Diane Thorstenson says
So sorry to hear about Mark. We were all such good friends when we were kids and we have so many good memories. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. My prayers go out to all of you at this time.
Barb Gerdes says
Maureen, Eric, Ryan, Heather, Brandon,
We were so very sorry to hear about Marks death on Sunday. Jo Reck said it very well, there are no words at this time. Just know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Warren and Barb Gerdes
Jon & Molly Docken says
We are so sorry to hear about your loss, Mark was a great guy and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ziemer family….Jon & Molly Docken
Denise Luke says
Maureen and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. What a shocking loss 🙁 Hang on to all the good memories. I’ll be thinking about you.