Delores E. Ziemer, 93
Jan. 7, 1923 ó Feb. 10, 2016
Delores E. Ziemer (nee Kleman), 93, of Jackson, passed away on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Ivy Manor in Jackson with her family at her side.
She was born on Jan. 7, 1923, on the family homestead farm in the town of Trenton to the late Arthur and Ilma (nee Schubert) Kleman. On Nov. 11, 1944, she was united in marriage to Jasper Ziemer at Trinty Ev. Lutheran Church in the town of Jackson. Jasper preceded Delores in death on June 26, 2004.
After graduating high school, Delores moved to Milwaukee and worked in a doctorís office for several years before she got married to Jasper. After marriage, Delores and Jasper farmed together in the town of Jackson while raising their family. They both retired from farming and moved to Cedar Ridge in West Bend in 1987.
Delores was an active member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in the town of Jackson and was an ELCA Womens Circle member. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and visiting with her many friends at Cedar Ridge. Deloresí greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to whom she was a model grandmother and great-grandmother.
Those Delores leaves behind to cherish her memory include four children, Carol (Ken) Jacobs of Cleveland, Larry (Patricia) Ziemer of Mt. Horeb, Rev. Dale (Beckie) Ziemer of Palatine, Ill. and Janean (David) Brudvig of Cedarburg; nine grandchildren, Michael (Jessica) Jacobs, Kaitlin (Bill) Kim, Cale (Liza) Ziemer, Carrie Donahue, Jason (Maria) Ziemer, Jeremy (Marcia) Ziemer, Dana (Troy Ferguson) Brudvig, Max and Jack Brudvig; 12 great-grandchildren, Owen Jacobs, Jacob and Sophia Kim, Sidney Donahue, Aldo, Cecilia, Greta and Louisa Ziemer, Eartha, Jasper and Persephone Ziemer and Abigail Ziemer; two sisters-in-law, Joan Kleman and Arleen Ziemer both of Cedarburg; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Delores was preceded in death by a daughter, Lenore Ziemer; a brother, Arthur Kleman; two sisters, Eleanor (Marvin) Hempelman and Bernice (Elmer) Budzisz; a brother-in-law, Urban Ziemer and a sister-in-law Jane (Leonard) Ziemer.
A memorial service for Delores was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in the town of Jackson (2881 Division Road) and Rev. Paul Mittermaier officiated.
Relatives and friends called at the church from Noon until the time of services. A luncheon and fellowship followed the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated and will be used for donations to several of Deloresí favorite local charities.
The Myrhum-Patten and Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Deloresí arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.