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Adolph Ziesmer departed this life March 13, 1944 at this home in Isle, at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 19 days. He had been ill for five days with bronchial pneumonia, brought on by a stroke.

  Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Leier, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ziesmer were staying with Mrs. Selma Wilkes and all were at his bedside when he passed away. He had made his home with his daughter, Selma, the last five years.

  Mr. Ziesmer was born in Posen Germany, June 4, 1860. He and his wife and one son came from Germany in 1886. They lived for a short time in Minneapolis and later on a farm at Princeton. In 1904 the Ziesmers moved to a homestead at McGrath where they lived until they came to Isle in 1938.

  Mrs. Ziesmer preceded him in death 4 years ago, and he is survived by six sons and three daughters. Arthur of Wahkon, Minnesota, Adolph of Melstone, Montana, Mrs. Hubert (Alma) Leier of St. Paul, Minnesota, Alfred of Braham, Minnesota, Bernard of Coeur d' Alene,Idaho, Mrs. Selma Wilkes of Isle, Minnesota, Mrs. Bernie Carlson of Detroit, Minnesota, and August of McGrath, Minnesota; also by 60 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 18, at 10:00 o'clock at the home in Isle and 3:00 at Grace Lutheran Church,McGrath.


Mrs. Hulda Ziesmer, nee Luedtke, was born in Posen, Germany, Mar. 26, 1862. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Brumberg, Germany.She married Adolph Ziesmer on May 13, 1884, at Brumberg, Germany.One son, Arthur was born in Germany. They came to this country in 1886, and lived for a short time in Minneapolis.They moved to a farm at Princeton in 1888. In 1904 they moved to a homestead at McGrath, where they lived for about 31 years. They also lived for a short time in Wahkon. In the fall of 1938 they moved to Isle.

  Mrs. Ziesmer had been sick for about two weeks when she passed away on Feb. 27, 1940, having almost reached the age of 78 years. She is survived by her husband and nine children, all of whom are living: Arthur, Wahkon; Carl, Arlington, Minn.; Adolph, Melstone, Mont.; Alma, St. Paul,; Alfred, McGrath,; Bernhard of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,; Selma, Isle; Edith, Detroit, Mich. and August of McGrath. Her only sister Mrs. Berth Zieska, of Minneapolis, was with her at the end. She is also survived by 54 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held on March 2, at 1:00 at the house in Isle, and 3:00 at Grace Lutheran Church, McGrath.

Mrs. Adolph Ziesmer

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Grace Lutheran church at McGrath for Mrs. Adolph Ziesmer, who died last week in Mosby, Montana,and was brought to McGrath, her former home, for burial. There was a large gathering of friends and neighbors to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had lived among them for many years.

  Gladys Catherine Daugherty was born Oct. 12, 1893, at Stillwater. She was married March 25, 1911, to Adolph Ziesmer of McGrath. Ten children were born of this union, nine of whom are still living. She is also survived by her husband, her parents, two sisters, and a brother.

Alfred A. Ziesmer

Alfred A. Ziesmer of rural north Braham passed away at the Braham Hospital on Sunday morning, April 11, at the age of 72 years.

  He is survived by his wife, Martha, six sons, Homer and Clyde, both of Minneapolis, Leo of Detroit, Mich., Kenneth of Stanchfield, Donald of Grand Marais, Floyd of Lindstrom, three daughters, Mrs. Leo Genz (Ethel) of McGrath, Mrs. Charles Brummer (Lois) and Mrs. Wayne Pearson (Caryll), both of Minneapolis; also 19 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters and five brothers.

  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, April 14 at 1:30 o'clock from the St. Stephens Lutheran church in Braham with the Rev. Floyd Kruger officiating. Burial was in the Rice Lake cemetery at Braham.

Martha A. Ziesmer

Martha A. Ziesmer, 89, of Braham, died on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1987, at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
  Martha Z. Ziesmer,daughter of Robert and Wilhelmina Zimpel, was born on Nov. 21, 1897 at Arlington, Minn. She was baptized as an infant on Dec. 12, 1897 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and was confirmed on Jan. 31, 1912 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giese.

  She attended elementary school at Opstead. She married Alfred A. Ziesmer on Nov. 10, 1915. They first lived in McGrath and in 1928 moved to St. Paul. In 1932 they moved to McGrath before moving to rural Braham in 1943.

  They continued to live in Braham until Alfred's death on April 11, 1965. After his death, Martha Ziesmer lived with several of her children before entering the Grandview Christian Home in 1982.

  She was a member of the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and also a member of the Ladies Aide.

  Survivors include five sons, Homer of Cambridge, Leo of Detroit, Mich., Kenneth of Stanchfield, Floyd of Stanchfield, Clyde of Braham; three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Ethel) Genz of McGrath, Mrs. Charles (Lois) Brummer of Richfield, Mrs. Wayne (Caryll) Parson of Ham Lake; 23 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ella Grochow of Los Vegas, many other relatives, and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alfred; one son Donald; and two grandchildren Cathyrne Ziesmer and Kendall Ziesmer.

  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1987 at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Braham. The Rev. Edward Behing officiated with Mrs. Lowell Jaques and Mrs. Steven Johnston furnishing the music.

  Pallbearers were Dennis Genz, Roy Genz, George Ziesmer, Kenneth Ziesmer, Robert Ziesmer, Gregg Brummer, James Parson, and Jeff Parson. Interment was in the Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery.

William F. Ziesmer

William F. Ziesmer, 74 yrs of 1717 Washington St. NE and Big Sandy Lake, McGregor, MN. Survived by his wife Lillian, daughters & sons-in-law, Patricia & Adrian Domogalla, Lillian & Michael Pearson, son & daughter-in-law Thomas & Cleo; grandchildren, Scott, Thomas, James, Lynn, Michael & Andrew; brother Thomas. Member of the McGregor Lions Club & United Sportsmens Club of Mpls. Funeral services Monday 10 am from Kapals, Glodek, Bertch Chapel, 13th ave. & 3rd st NE. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am in the Church of the Holy Cross. Interment Fort Snelling. Rosary Sunday 7 pm. Visitation Sunday after 4 pm

Lillian L."Toots" Ziesmer

Lillian Ziesmer, age 88 of Andover. Preceded in death by her husband, William; 2 sisters and 3 brother. Survived by her children, Pat (Abe) Domogalla, Tom (Cleo) Ziesmer, Lil (Mike)Pearson; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services Monday, 10:30 at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, 850 E. Main St. with visitation Sunday (TODAY), 5-8 pm. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Special Thank You to Allina Hospice.

Hubert Leier

Funeral services for Hubert Leier 73, of 1891 N. Chatsworth, Roseville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church, Summit at Milton, with burial in Elmhurst cemetery.
  Mr Leier died in his home Friday of pneumonia. He was born in Lake Henry and had been a resident of St. Paul 50 years. He was a self-employed carpenter contractor and retired in 1955.
  Mr. Leier is survived by his wife Alma; five sons, Herbert, Alvin, Leonard, August and Frank;two daughters, Mrs. Hazel May and Mrs. Eleanore Laksa all of St. Paul; four sisters, Mrs. Sue Price and Mrs. Elizabeth Lentsch, both of St. Paul; Mrs. George Beyer, Los Angles, and Mrs. Martin Schwarzbaur, Center, N.D.; three brothers, Frank St. Paul; Joseph, Burton, wash. and John of McGrath and 21 grandchildren.

Alama M. Leier

Mrs Hubert(Alma M.)(Ziesmer)Leier, May 4, resident of Roseville. Our Mom has departed to be with her Lord. Born in the year 1890, she was the wife of our Dad, Hubert J. Leier after having 51 years of wedlock together. Dad passed away in the year 1957. Both were members of St. Paul's United Church of Christ all those years. Preceded in death by her daughters, Lillian & Hazel May. Beloved mother of H.A. Smokie, Alvin & Lorraine, Leonard & Bonnie, August & Dorothy, Frank & Gloria and Eleanor. Sister Selma. Also survived by her son-in-law, Jim May; 23 grandchildren;43 great-grandchildren & 7 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews & Friends. Funeral services at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summit & Milton, Thursday May 7 at 1:00 pm. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation at the Mueller-Bies Funeral Home North Chapel, 2310 N. Dale at County Road B, Roseville from 3-8:30pm Wednesday & at the church from 12 noon Thursday until time of service. Memorials preferred to St. Paul's United Church of Christ or donor's choice.

Hazel A. May

Hazel A.(Leier) May, age 66, of 615 W. Marie Ave., Mendota Hgts., on Feb. 25th. Survived by husband, James; son John J. Sells of Stacy, MN; two grandchildren; mother Alma M. Leier of Roseville; five borthers & one sister. Services, Monday, 2 pm, in St Paul's United Church of Christ 900 Summit Ave. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation in the Holcomb-Henry Funeral Home, 536 N. Snelling Ave. on Sunday from 7 to 9 pm, Momorials to the church or to the donor's choice preferred.


Mrs. Betsy Ziesmer was born August 26, 1889 in Hanley Falls to Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson. She was united in marriage to Arthur Ziesmer November 24, 1907 in Hanley Falls. They made their home at McGrath for 12 and 1/2 years. In June, 1920 they moved to Wahkon.

  She was taken ill on February 10, 1962 at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 12 days, leaving her husband, Arthur Ziesmer and eleven children, seven sons and four daughters: Freeman of St. Maris, Idaho, Albert of Mpls., Roland of Wahkon, Melvin of Wahkon, Ralph of Harris, Minn., Arthur of Minneapolis, and Roy of McGrath. Mrs. Eugene Berge (Myrell) of Mpls., Mrs. Garnett Bourgoine (Irene) of Wahkon, Mrs. Kenneth Solum (Betty) of Mpls., Mrs. William Stein (Mildred) of Coon Rapids.

  She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 3 great grand children, 3 bothers, 2 sisters and many relatives and friends.

  Officiating at the memorial service, March 12, 1962 was Rev. Otto Fillinger. Pallbearers were: Ferris Neretter, Maurice Sheeley, Charlie Wilkes, Herman Fritz, Norman Springer and Leo Bulen.

  Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Berge and organist Mrs. Norman Springer.

   We wish to thank everyone for all the kindness shown us in our time of sorrow during the illness and the loss of our dear wife, and mother, Mrs. Arthur Ziesmer, for gifts, cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy.

  Specail thanks to the Sisters and nurses at Onamia and St. Cloud Hospitals to Dr. Johnson and Hughes, to Rev. Otto Filliner, to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Berge, and Mrs. Norman Springer for the music, to the Presbyterian Ladies for the lunch and to the pall bearers.

God bless each and every one.
Mr. Arthur Ziesmer and children

Arthur Ziesmer

  Arthur Paul Ziesmer died April 16, 1984 at the age of 99 years, one month and 28 days.

  Funeral services were April 18, 1984 at the Peterson Johnson Funeral Home in Onamia with the Reverend Arnold Rocholl officiating. Mrs Algene Peterson provided the music. Interment was made in the Foster Cemetery

  The casket bearers were: Grandsons, Scott Solum, James Solum, Mark Ziesmer, Ralph and Richard Ziesmer and David Burgoine.

  He is survived by his four daughters: Myrel Berge of Minneapolis, Irene Bourgoine of Isle, Betty Solum of Minneapolis, and Mildred Stein of Billing, Montana: Freeman of St. Mary's, Idaho; Albert Ziesmer of Minneapolis; Melvin of Wahkon and Ralph of Isanti; Arthur of Minneapolis; and Roy of McGrath; 29 grandchildren many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.Alma Leier of St. Paul and Mrs. Selma Coschke of Isle; along with a host of nieces, nephew and other relatives.
On November 23, 1907 Arthur married Betsy Olson and to this union 11 children were born. The young family moved to the Wahkon area in 1920 where the children were raised on the farm. Arthur worked for the Soo Lone Railroad for 27 years until his retirement in 1951. Arthur was a long-time member of the Wahkon Presbyterian Church. In 1977 Arthur became a resident of Grandview Christian Nursing home in Cambridge where he died. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1962, one son Roland in 1969 one sister and five brothers.

Arthur was born on February 18, 1885 in Germany to Adolph and Hulda Ziesmer. As a baby he crossed the Atlantic to America with his parents to Minneapolis where they settled. Here he attened public school and grew to manhood.

August Albert Ziesmer

  August Albert Ziesmer died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Tuesday, October 6, 1981, at the age of 82 years, six months and seven days. He has been failing in health for the last month. Funeral services were held at the Grace Lutheran Church in McGrath on October 9, 1981 at 2PM with the Rev. Emanuel Blomquist officiating.

  Audrey Ganz provided the organ accompaniment for three congregational hymns: Nearer my God to thee, How Great Thou Art, and Abide with Me. The casket bearers were; Charlie Krebs, August Frebs, Henry Johansen, George Thompsen, Chris Thomsen, and Harris Zimpel. Arrangement by the Dreser Funeral Service of Mora, MN.

  August, son of Adolph and Hulda Ziesmer was born in Princeton, March 31, 1899. The Ziesmers moved to the McGrath area in 1904. August worked in Wisconsin for a number of years before he met and married Ruth B. Nelson in River Falls, Wisconsin on September 7, 1933. Ruth and August moved back to the McGrath area and farmed until retirement in 1970.

  August is survived by two sons:Allen of Brook Park and August Jr. of McGrath: six daughters: Joyce Tyler of Mora, Alice Anderson of North Branch, Charlotte (Mrs. Roger Olson) of Mora, Janet (Mrs. Wallace Westling) of McGrath, Luella (Mrs. Allen Oesterech) of McGrath, and Althea Ziesmer of Rochester; 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Ruth Ziesmer passed away Wednesday, April 29, 1981 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Ruth ziesmer was born June 9, 1915 at West Allis, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Emelia Nelson. She was baptized in 1915, and confirmed on April 29, 1928 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to August Albert Ziesmer on September 7, 1933 at River Falls, Wisconsin. After their marriage they moved to the3 McGrath area, where they have lived since. Mrs. Ziesmer was a member of Grace Lutheran Church 3 from 1933 until her death/ She was a member of the Ladies Aid and served as the church organist for many years.

Funeral serives were held at Grace Lutheran Church in McGrath on Saturday, May 2.Rev. Emanuel Blomquist officiating with Vicar David Bray. Organist was Mrs. Audrey Genz. Pallbearers were Charles Krebs, August Krebs, Sr., Henry Johansen, Harris Zimpel, Chris Thomsen, and George Thomsen. Interment ws in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, McGrath.

  Surviving are her husband, August; two sons, Allen Ziesmer of Brook Park, August Ziesmer, Jr. of McGrath; six daughters, Mrs Joyce Tyler of Mora, Alice (Mrs. Carl Anderson) of North Branch, Charlotte (Mrs. Roger Olson) of Mora, Janet (Mrs.Wallace Westling) of McGrath, Luella (Mrs. Allen Oesterich) of McGrath, and Althea of Rochester; 12 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Alma, and one brother Arthur.

Luella Ziesmer Oesterich

Luella Mae Oesterich died Jan. 20, 1993. Funeral services were Jan. 24 at the McGrath Community Center with Rev. Robert Gehrke officiating. Dave Angstman was the soloist and Jo Schneider the pianist. Castbearers were Dave Goenner, Jerry Ludemann, Rich Mueller, Ervin Buck, Gary Steiner and Duane Swedberg. Honoray casketbearers included: Donna Rae Asp, Peggy Henry, Donna Rieman, Doris Buck, Karen Peterson, Eldon and Marian Dietrich and Donna Goenner.

  Interment was in Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery in McGrath. Funeral arrangements were by Dresser-Methven Funeral Services, Mora.

  Luella is survived by two brothers, Allen and wife Agnes Ziesmer of Brook Park and August Jr. and special friend, Sue of Maplewood; five sisters, Joyce Tyler of Mora, Charlotte (Mrs. Roger Olson) of Mora, Alice (Mrs. John Grogen) of Maplewood, Janet (Mrs. Wally Westling) of McGrath and Althea Paige of Rochester.

  Luella Mae Oesterich , daughter of August and Ruth Ziesmer was born on the family farm in Williams Township near McGrath on Feb. 17, 1946. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on April 21, 1946, by Pastor Hoffmann and confirmed July 3, 1960, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Giese by Pastor Nick. She was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church, McGrath. She graduated in May 1964 from McGrath High School. She married Allen Lee Oesterich on July 3, 1960 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Isle with Pastor Leedahl officiating. They purchased a farm at McGrath in October 1967 and have resided there until her passing on Jan. 20, 1993. To this union two sons were born Wes and Wade. She was an avid outdoors person.

Karl Ziesmer

   Karl William Ziesmer, 79, a resident of the Arlington and Green Isle area since 1917, died Thursday, June 30, at 9:40 p.m. at the Arlington Hospital, where he was admitted that afternoon with pneumonia. He was ailing for the past two years. He entered Veterans Hospital March 17 and spent the last three weeks of his life at the Nightingale Nursing Home in Waconia.

  Karl William Ziesmer was born April 11, 1887, in Minneapolis to Adolph Ziesmer and Hulda nee Luedtke. On April 8, 1900, in Princeton he was confirmed by Pastor Schimpfke. He was married to Martha Schauer on January 4, 1918, at Zion Lutheran Church, Green Isle, Pastor Karl Reuter performing the ceremony. With his parents he moved to Princeton while he was still and infant, and with them he moved to McGrath, Minnesota in the year 1900. He came to this area in 1917 but after his wedding he went into the service. After his return they lived south of Arlington on two different farms and belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church for 18 years. In 1949 they moved to Green Isle where they lived every since.

  Left to mourn are his wife Martha and the following children, Mrs. Elva Mueller, Arlington, Mrs. Minnetta Kamps, Arlington, Charles of Arlington, and Mrs Lorraine Mueller of Arlington. Two children died in infancy and are buried in St. John's Cemetery. There are also 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

  Most of his brothers and sisters are still alive; Arthur Ziesmer of Wahkon, Minn., Adolph Ziesmer of Montana, Alma (Mrs. Hubert Leier) of St. Paul, Bernard of Idaho, Selma (Mrs. Caschke) of Isle, Minn., Edith (Mrs. Carlson) of Detroit, and August of McGrath.

The total span of his life was 79 years, 2 months and 19 days.

  Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Green Isle, with the Rev. H. J. Malotky officiating. Interment was in the cemetery of that congregation. Pallbearers were grandsons, Harold Mueller, Warren Kamps, Donald Kamps, Robert Trocke, Arlene Riebe, Gordon Ziesmer. An honor guard was furnished by the Scharmer-Berger Post No. 250 of the American Legion, Arlington.

Martha W. Ziesmer

Martha W. Ziesmer, 101 of Arlington, formerly of Green Isle, died Sunday, August 20, 1995, at Arlington Good Samaritan Center, Arlington.

  Services were held today (Wednesday, August 23, 1995) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Green Isle, with burial in the church cemetery.

  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Alice Ziesmer, Arlington: daughters and son-in-law, Elva and Herman Fleisher, Glenco, Loraine Mueller, Arlington; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Karl on June 30, 1966; one son in infancy and Minnetta Kamps; a grandson Dale; four sisters; and one brother.

  She was born June 18, 1894 in Green Isle Township to August and Justina (Krueger) Schauer. She attended six years of elementary school. She married Karl Ziesmer January 4, 1918 at Zion Lutheran Church, Green Isle Township. They farmed in Henderson, Arlington and Green Isle area until 1949 when they retired to Green Isle. In 1972, she moved to rural Arlington with her son, Charles, where she stayed until 1992 when she became a resident of the Arlington Good Samaritan Center. She worked seasonally at Big Stone Canning company in Arlington and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Ladies Aid and the Green Isle American Legion Auxiliary.

  Casket bearers were Marvin Ziesmer, Harold Mueller, Donald Kamps, Gordon Ziesmer, Gary Mueller and Warren Kamps.
  Fenske Furneral Home, Arlington, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Dale Ziesmer

Dale G. Ziesmer, 17, of Route 2, Arlington, was fatally injured in an auto accident Thursday at 11:55 a.m., at the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 5 in Green Isle.

  The collision occurred when Ziesmer, driving a 1972 Chevrolet, and traveling west on Highway 25, attempted to turn south onto Highway 5. His car was struck by a 1971 International milk truck, traveling north on Highway 5, and driven by David Johnson, 24, of Route 1, St. Peter. After being struck by the truck the car passed under the truck and was dragged along with it for a short distance before the truck went out of control and tipped over against the curb on the west side of the highway. Ziesmer was pronounced dead by the time Arlington ambulance arrived. The truck driver was taken to the Arlington Hospital where he was treated and released. A large amount of milk spilled out of the truck. The milk transport is owned by Ralph Lindermeier of St. Peter.
The accident was investigated by state patrolman Terry McGovern and Phil Hodapp.

  Funeral services for Dale George Ziesmer were held Sunday 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle with the Reverend Bernard H. Becker officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ronald J. Fenske.

  During the services music was furnished by Mrs. Gordon Powers, organist, who played "Heaven Is My Home" and "Awake, Awake, For the Night is Flying." Pallbearers were Arthur Haag, Lorn Hermann, Steve Latzke, Kent Mehlhop, Charles Selchow, and Jeff Voight.

  He is survived by his parents, brothers Gordon of New Prague and Marvin of Cologne, and grandparents, Mrs. Martha Ziesmer and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Buck, all of Arlington.

  Friends and relatives from a distance attending the funeral included Martha Ziesmer, Minneapolis; Homer Ziesmer, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bradock, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. George Genske and Mr. and Mrs. John Eccles, Mound; Mr. Warren Kamps, Blaine; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kamps, Mason City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mueller, Ogilvie; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mueller, Pine City; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Jopp, Mayer; Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Mueller, Watertown, plus many relatives and friends from other towns.

Charles A. Ziesmer

Charles A. Ziesmer, 86, of Arlington, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 at Glenco Regional Health Services

Funeral services is 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov 12, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Friday, at Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington; and one hour before the service at the church.

He is survived by wife Alice of Arlington; sons, Gordon Ziesmer of New Prague, Marvin Ziesmer of Arlington; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren, Elva Flelischer of Glenco and Loraine Mueller of Arlington.

He was born Oct 15, 1918, in Isle, Minn., to Karl and Martha (Schauser)Ziesmer.

Joseph F. Bradach

Joseph F. Bradach of 1340 Morgan Ave. N., age 58. Survived by wife Clara, 2 sons; Sgt. Fred, U.S. Air Corp. Donald, U.S. Marine Corps, 3 daughters Hennietta, Betty and Mrs. George V. (Elaine) Genski, 1 grandson, 1 brother Otto, 3 sisters; Mrs. Alice Paspisal, Mrs. A.N. Therrien, Mrs. Harry Atkins.

Services Thursday from the home at 2:00 pm and St. Mark's Church 25th and Newton N at 2:30 pm.

Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery

Donald R.Bradach

Donald R. Bradach, age 60 of Golden Valley. Survived by wife Daphne "Dale", son & daughter-in-law Jeffrey & Maureen, sister & brothers-in-law Elaine & George Geske and Betty & Phil Bobzien, sister-in-law Merion Bradach and niece & nephews.

Honorably served in Marine Corps WWII. Member of American Legion Richfield Post 435, Mpls. Kennel Club, Minnesota Brittany Club.

Funeral services at the Knaeble Funeral Home W. Broadway at Union N, Thur. 10 am. Interment Fort Snelling Cem. Visitation 1 hour before service only.

Clara M. Bradach

Clara M. Bradach, age 73 of 4709 No. Hampshire. Survived by 2 sons Fred and Donald; 2 daughters, Mrs. Philip (Betty) Bobzien, Mrs. George V. (Elaine) Genske; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Rienhold Ziesmer.

Services from St. Mark's Lutheran Church 1922 25th Ave. No. Saturday 2 p.m. Visitation from The Knaeble Funeral Home. W Broadway at Upton No. beginning Thursday 7 p.m. until noon Saturday.

Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Donald B. Ziesmer

Donald Ziesmer of Grand Marais, formerly of the Braham area, was shot to death Monday afternoon, Oct 15, while making a routine traffic inspection on U.S. 61 at Tofte. He was 46.

  Services were held Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais with the Rev. Robert Stockoph and Rev. Joyce Ranum officiating.

  Saturday, Oct 20 reviewal was held at Rock-Randall Funeral Home, from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., when burial services were held at Rice Lake cemetery in Braham with the Rev. John Davis officiating.

  Ziesmer was born Feb. 25, 1927 in St. Paul. He went to school at McGrath, and graduated from Braham High School in 1945. Before graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served until Dec. 1947. On Nov 29, 1948 he married Barbara Harder at Braham and began operating a garage./ He was recalled into the Navy in March 1952 and served until July 1953.

  The family lived on the farm at Braham until 1960 when he became a highway patrolman, moving to Grand Marais. He was a patrolman for 13 years.

  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, Grand Marais; three daughters, Deborah of Denver, Colo., JoAnn and Kendall at home; his mother, Mrs. Martha Ziesmer of Braham; five brothers, Homer of Minneapolis, Leo of Detroit, Mich., Kenneth and Floyd of Stanchfield, Clyde of Braham; three sisters, Mrs. Leo (Ethel) Genz of McGrath, Mrs. Charles (Lois) Brummer of Minneapolis, Mrs. Wayne (Caryll) Parson of Anoka; and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father , Alfred; by one daughter, Cathryne Louise, 20, in Nov. 1971.

  Over one hundred patrolmen attended the burial service at Braham Saturday.

Funeral Services Held Friday For Donald B. Ziesmer

  Donald Bert Ziesmer, 46, of Grand Marais died Monday afternoon, October 15 of gunshot wounds while in the line of duty as a Trooper of the Minnesota State Patrol.

  Mr. Ziesmer was born February 25, 1927 in St. Paul, Minn. He attended grade school in McGrath and graduated from Braham High School in the spring of 1945. He served with the U.S. Navy from February, 1945 to December of 1947. He was married to Barbara Harder on November 28, 1948 in Braham. He operated a garage until the fall of 1950 when he entered pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota. He was recalled onto the Navy in March 1952 and served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman until July, 1953. The Family then lived on a farm at Braham until June, 1960 when Mr. Ziesmer became a Minnesota Highway Patrolman. They moved to Grand Marais in July, 1960 where he had been stationed as a Trooper of the Minnesota State Patrol in the Department of Public Safety.

Kendall Ziesmer

  Memorial Services were held Saturday, May 16, at 11:00 a.m. for Kendell Ziesmer, 26-years old daughter of Barb Ziesmer Lundgren, formerly of Grand Marais. Kendell had only recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Memorial Service was held at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Braham, Mn.

Cathy Ziesmer, 20

  Funeral services for Carthyrne L. Ziesmer, 20, were held Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais with the Rev. Robert Stoskopf officiating. On Sunday, Nov. 7, grave side services were held at Rice Lake cemetery, Braham , at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Davis officiating.

  Casket bearers were cousins of Cathyrne, Daniel and Michael Bieber, Roy Genz, George, Kenneth and Robert Ziesmer. Members of the Minnesota Highway Patrol were honor guard.

  Cathyrne Louise Ziesmer, daughter of Donald and Barbara Ziesmer, was born October 5, 1951, at Great Lakes, Ill. She was baptized Nov. 11, 1951 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Braham. She attended Braham elementary school, grades one through three.

  They moved to Grand Marais in 1960 where she graduated from Cook County High School in 1969. She entered St. Cloud State College that fall and was now in her third year, majoring in anthropology.

  Cathy became ill with hepatitis two weeks before her death. She entered the North Shore Hospital at Grand Marais Oct. 27, where she died.

Edward A. Ziesmer

Edward Ziesmer, 60 of 11 South 39th avenue west, died yesterday at 41st avenue west and Grand avenue. He suffered an apparent heart attack.

He was a veteran of World Wars I and II , and a member of West Duluth post No. 71, American Legion. A mason at U.S. Steel's American Steel & Wire division, he was a member of the United Steelworkers Union. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post No. 1217 and the Good Fellowship club.

Surviving are his wife, Fern; four sons, Tony, Eddie, Frank and Earl; four daughters, Barbara, Ellen, Clara and Violet, and one sister Mrs. Clara Bradach, Minneapolis.

Jackie Dennis Ziesmer

Jackie Dennis Zismer, three month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Ziesmer, 1443 Ninety-second avenue west, died in his home yesterday.

Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Tony, Edward A. Jr., Frank and Earl, and two sisters, Barbara and Clara.


Kitty Ziesmer passed away unexpectedly at her home in Novato, on Wednesday, Feb 5 2003. Devoted mother to Gilbert Pareisa of Novato, loving sister of Dorothy Miller of Corvallis, OR. and Robert Ziesmer of Naselle, WA. and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
A native of Minnesota. Aged 76.
Kitty was a member of the Novato Seniors at the Margaret Todd Center. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, Feb 11 2003 at 3pm at Keaton's Redwood Chapel 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato.
Internment will be private.


July 5, 1926 - January 10, 2004, Gilbert "Bill" Pareisa, born in Hawaii and long time resident of San Francisco. Survived by children Colleen Burke of Portland, OR and Gilbert of Novato.

Fred Ziesmer

Fred Ziesmer, age 67 of 1340 Morgan Ave. N., died July 2, 1924. Funeral Services Monday at 2:30 pm at the Friedana Church on 24th.
Interment at Crystal Lake.

Mrs. Fredrick Ziesmer

Ottilie Ziesmer, aged 63, died June 16, 1923. Funeral at her home, 1332 Morgan Ave. N. Tuesday at 2 pm and at Friedena Church at 2:30 pm.
Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Rudolph Ziesmer

Rudolph (Jim) Ziesmer, age 65 of 1340 Morgan Ave.N.
Survived by 2 brothers Reinhold and Edward, 1 sister Mrs. Joseph Bradach.
Services held at the home 2:30 pm. Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Homer R. Ziesmer

Ziesmer, Homer R., age 86, of Cambridge, formerly of Richfield.
Army veteran of WWII. A retired employee of Dexon and an avid woodworker.
Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Martha Ziesmer; brothers, Donald and Kenneth Ziesmer.

Survived by wife, Velva "Val"; daughters, Susan (Gary)Hall and Denise Schaefer; granddaughters, Laura and Katie Schaefer; siblings, Leo (Gert) Ziesmer, Ethel Genz, Flyod (Janice) Ziesmer, Lois (Charles) Brummer, Caryll (Wayne)Parson, Clyde (Pat) Ziesmer; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services Saturday 11:00 am at Cambridge Methodist Church, 404 M. Cypress, Cambridge. Interment Monday 10:15 AM at Fort Snelling, Assembly Area #4. Visitation Friday (TONIGHT) 5-8 PM at Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave. S. Richfield.

Laures Olson

Laures Olson 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday at St. Mary's hospital where he had been a patient for three days.
Funeral rites were held Tuesday at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. Kermit O. Graves officiating.
Pallbearers were Arland Wisted, Roger Roy, Albert Bergquist, John Assen, John Soreng, and Charles Knickerbocker.
Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery with Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr Olson was a resident of the area since 1942. He was a well known musician and violin player.

He was born May 5, 1883, near Hanley Falls in Madison County. He grew to manhood there and in 1918 began work with the Great Northern section crew near Grand Forks, N.D. for about five years.
He married Anna Narum December 31, 1919 in Detroit Lakes. In 1923 he moved to Barnsville and operated a dairy farm until 1935, when he farmed near Frazee In 1942 he moved to Detroit Lakes where he did custodial work at several Detroit Lakes firms and also operated a bicycle shop.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laures (Anna) Olson of Detroit Lakes; son Eldred l. of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Morrell (Beatrice) Wisted of Detroit Lakes. One son preceded him in death. Also surviving are two brothers, Julius and Helmer of Granite Falls, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Tilda) Bowe of Minneapolis; Mrs. George (Harriet) Johnson of Isle, Minn; and six grandchildren.

GERTRUDE MAE ZIESMER Gertrude Mae Ziesmer, age 80. Beloved wife of Leo. Dearest mother of Connie (Chuck) Howe, Jackie (David) Collins, and Janet (Kirk) Loeffler. Dear sister of Lois Vadnie, Rev. Joseph (Alice) Hulterstrum and the late Phillip, Lyle and Neal. Loving grandmother of seven and five great-grandchildren.

In state Tuesday 1:30 PM at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 23000 Gratiot, Eastpointe until Funeral services 2 p.m. Visitation Monday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd. (Five blks. S. of Nine Mile)

Ole Olson

Ole O. Olson a resident of Hanley Falls, was killed by a Great Northern train on Tuesday morning last. Mr. Olson was under the influence of liquor at the time and no one seems to know just how the accident happened but the remains were found near the depot with both legs cut off. Coroner Creasey, Sheriff Homme and Attorney Hartwick went over to view the body and a jury was summoned. Death by accident was the verdict. A wife and seven children are left to mourn the sad fate of a husband and father.

February 1938
Helena Laeding

Helena Laeding was born December 21, 1854, near Bergin, Norway. She was baptized and confirmed there. At the age of twenty-two years she came to America and settled in Stony Run.
She married to Ole Olson in 1888 and they located in Hanley Falls. To this union were born nine children, one son Helmer, having preceded her in death.

There are three girls, namely: Betsy, Mrs. Arthur Ziesmer of Wauhkon; Tilda, Mrs. Albert Bowe of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Harriet, Mrs. Ed Ziesmer of Chicago, Ill.; five sons, namely; Emil, Helmer A. and Reuben of Hanley Falls; Julius of Granite Falls, Lars of Detroit Lakes.
Mr. Olson died in 1906.
She was untied in marriage to Ole Svennungson on March 10, 1910. They moved to Wisconsin in the spring of 1917 and lived there for five years, then they moved back to Granite Falls.
Mr Svennungson died in June of 1935
Mrs Svennungson had been sick since Christmas of 1937 and she passed away February 7, 1938 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Art Ziesmer at Wahkon.

Besides the eight children which survivor, there are fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild Clayton.

Blessed be her memory.

Funeral services were conducted at Yellow Medicine Congregation Thursday afternoon, February 10, 1938 at 2:00 P.M. Interment was made in East Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Evan Thostenson, E.M. Hott, Oscar Swenson, Julian Harrism, Knute Kjelleberg, Gilbert Bestland.

Those from a distance were: Mr. & Mrs. Art Ziesmer, Wauhkon; Mr. & Mrs. Julius Olson, Granite Falls; Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Olson & Children, Frazee; Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bowe & daughter, Minneapolis; Mr. & Mrs. Ed Ziesmer, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. & Mrs. E. Benson; Hans Hagen, Stony Run; Mrs. W. S. Anderson, Granite Falls; Mr. Osman Drydahl & daughter.

Gilbert H. Wilkes Laid At Rest

Gilbert Hilton Wilkes was born at North Branch, Minn., June 16, 1890. He lived with his parents at Amador, Chisago County, until 1901 when they moved to Mille Lacs Lake making their home in Laurence, now part of Wahkon.

On December 25, 1915, he was united in marriage with Selma Ziesmer of McGrath, and to this union three children were born; Ruby, Earl and Orphie.

Gilbert and his family lived in Isle until 1925, when they moved to Milwaukee. After three years they went to St. Paul, then came back to Wahkon six years ago. In 1938 they came to Isle to be with Mrs. Wilkes' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ziesmer, who were alone. Mr Wilkes worked at his trade occasionally in the Haggberg barber shop up to the time of his death, Saturday, April 22. He had been in ill health for the past nine years, but throughout this time exhibited the cheerful, sunny disposition that had endeared him to all who know him and made new friends of those whom he met.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Onamia, and the St. Paul's Evangelical Reform Church of St. Paul.
With him when the end came were his wife, Clarence Haggberg, an old family friend, and his physician.

Gilbert Wilkes' friends were limited only by the number of people he knew. He was a friendly man, a delightful host, a beloved husband and father, a man whose place in our midist will be hard indeed to fill.

Only one other member of the Wilkes family preceded him in death, his father D.G. Wilkes, who died from drowning in 1920.

  Surviving him are his wife, his children, Mrs. John T. McNealy and Earl of St. Paul, Mrs. Aaron Holbert of Onamia; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Toppings; three brothers, Harry, Charles, and Ray of Wahkon, also brothers Floyd of Minnesapois, Archie of Lakeside, Ariz., Clifford of Los Angeles, Calif. and Marcus of Stockton, Calif., as well as many nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts, and other relatives, also friends without number.

  Funeral services were held at Isle Tuesday afternoon, April 25. Services were conducted at the home at 2 o'clock and in the Town House at 2:30, Rev. James Brinks of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Messrs. L.E. Simmons, H.s. Nyquist, L.W. Karlstrom, J.W. Thoma, Harley Kraus and C.F. Haggberg were ballbearers.

Interment was made in Foster cemetery beside his father.

Selma Croschke

Selma H. (Wilkes) Croschke, age 91 of Isle, MN, died Monday, March 7, 1988, at the Elim Home in Milaca, MN.
Funeral services were held March 12, 1988 at 11 AM at the Presbyterian Church in Wahkon, with interment in Foster Cemetery.
Music was provided by Stanley and Ruby Berge, Selma's lifetime friends.
Pallbearers were Louis and Haven Damar, Harry Wilkes, Robert Snyder, Harry Toppings and Allan Ziesmer.
Selma was preceded in death by her brothers Arthur, Charley (Carl), Adolph, Alfred, August and Ben; also sisters Alma Leier and Edith Carlson.
She is survived by son Earl and his wife Lorraine of Kirkland, WA.; daughters: Mrs. John (Rudy) McNeally of Spartanburg, SC and Mrs. Kenneth (Orphie) Lang of Isle, MN, also 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Selma married Gilbert Wilkes on December 25, 1915, and the couple made Isle, MN their home. Selma was widowed by Gilbert's death in 1939. She married William Goschke in 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1959.

Selma was an active member in the Wahkon Presbyterian Church, also in the Cypripedium Flower Cub. Selma was honored by being called the Flower Lady. She was faithful employee of Snyder's Marshall-Wells Hardware of Isle, for many years.

Ruby J. Wilkes McNeally

Ruby McNeally, 86, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died Jan 21, 2003 at Manor Care Home in McMurray, Pa.
A memorial mass was held Jan. 23 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in McMurray.

Ruby is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Jim) Mueller of Inver Grove Heights, twins Colleen Hanika of Naples, Fla., and Cathleen (Greg) Magrini of McMurray; two sons, Patrick McNeally of Springfield, Va., and Michael McNeally of Severna park, Md.; one sister Orphie Wilkes Lang of Isle; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband John; daughter Maureen; her parents and her brother, Earl Wilkes.

Ruby McNeally was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Isle, the daughter of Selma (Ziesmer) and Gilbert Wilkes. She married John T. McNeally in St. Paul. They celebrated 50 years of marriage. She was a member of Our Risen Savior Catholic Church in Spartanburg, Calif.(VA) She had been director of parks and recreation for the city of Spartanberg for years. She also organized the "fast Lane" senior citizens group.

Earl Wilkes

Earl W. Wilkes, 84, of Kirkland Wash. formerly of Isle, died Jan. 15, 2003, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland
A grave side services was held on Jan. 25 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.

He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Wilkes of Kirkland and Robert Wilkes of Woodinvill; daughters Polly Strouse of Kirkland and Pamela Walker of Redmond; Siblings Ruby McNeally and Orphie Lang of Isle; and four grandchildren.

Earl Wilkes was born May 23, 1918 in Isle. He graduated from high school in Wahkon in 1936. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was a technical sergeant with the 60th Chemical Depot Co. He married Lorraine (Wilkes) in Minnesota. He was a service station owner in Minnesota and retired in metallurgy form Commercial Heat Treaters in Settle in 1996.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, making fishing rods and gardening.

Family members say he had an incredible sense of humor, loved people of all ages and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren in his blueberry patch. He also had an optimistic attitude while dealing with Parkinson's disease for more than 30 years.

Remembrances may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Development Department, 1501 N.E. 9th Avenue, Miami, Fla. 33136-1494.

Ziesmer, William A.

William A. Ziesmer, age 57, 503 12th Ave. N.
Survived by wife Catherine; 1 sister Mrs. Joseph Bradach: 3 brothers, Rudolph, Edward, Reinhold.
Services Friday 2 p.m. Knaeble Montuary
Interment Crystal Lake.

Leier, Donald

Donald Leier 80, of New Brighton passed away after losing a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughter, Marcia (Ron) Enickson; sons Stephen and Mathew; sister Lorraine (Leonard) Carlson.

Janet Florence DuLaney

Janet DuLaney, 72 died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Tupelo, Miss. She was born January 23, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn, to Harry A. and Florence M (Jordan) Ziesmer. In October of 1943 she moved from Minnesota to Portland, Ore. She graduated form Washington High School in Portland in 1950. She married James A. Welch in 1951; they later divorced. On May 24, 1958 she married Clifford A. "Joe" Dulaney and together they made their home in Tacoma, Wash. and later in Olympia, Wash. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lacey, Wash. and an "early pioneer" and benefactor of Holy Family School in Lacey and a member of the Olympia Capitalarians. In 1989 she and her husband retired and moved to Fulton, Miss. Survivors include her husband of Fulton, Miss; a daughter, Debra J. Cammack (Kelly), of Federal Way, Wash.; a son, Joseph C. DuLaney (Theresa) of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Emma L. Dulaney , of Nashville, Tenn.; her sisters; Jeanne M. Cook of Portland, Ore., and Dolores M. Dernbach (Robert) of Puyallup, Wash.; four stepdaughters; seven step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren, all of Tupelo, Miss. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sons; Michael J. Welch and Bradley J. Welch. Interment was at the Walton Cemetery in Fulton, Miss. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family School 2606 Carpenter Road NE, Lacy, Washington 98503

Dolores Dernbach

Dolores Dernbach, age 79, died Thursday, November 15, 2007 at her Puyallup home. She was born November 15, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN. She moved to Portland, Ore. in 1943 where she met Robert Dernbach. They were married on August 21, 1948 and moved their family to Tacoma, WA. in 1958 where they lived until they retired. She enjoyed bowling, trips to Reno, the Seattle Mariners, and her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Bob; her five children, David of Dublin, CA, Art (Frances) of Richland, WA., Mary (Rod) Amundson of Auburn, WA., Barbara (Denny) Rodgers, and Pat (Ed) Knoben, both of Puyallup;and nine grandchildren. Dolores is also survived by sister, Jeanne M. Cook of Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her sister Janet DuLaney and her parents. Services will be held on Friday, November 23 at 1:00 PM at Powers Funeral home Chapel in Puyallup, WA.

Betty Ziesmer

Betty Lou (Wilson) Ziesmer, 79, of Wahkon, died unexpectedly at the St. Cloud hospital on Oct. 9, 2005.
Memorial service is at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Onamia with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m.
Inurnment is at Foster Cemetery in Onamia. Arrangement are with Mille Lacs Funeral Home. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Melvin; sons Allen of Wahkon, Dennis of Wahkon, Tim (Laurie) of Onamia; daughters Jenniefer of Wahkon, Judy of St. Cloud, Rebecca of St. Cloud; two grandsons Joshua and Isaac of Onamia and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Dorothy, Ruth and Frances.
Betty was born Dec 5, 1925, to Eltie Vernell Wilson and Lillian Fosdick Wilkins in Wahkon. She attended school in Wahkon, married and raised her children.
She loved gardening and animals. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Annetta May Ziesmer

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, for Annetta May Ziesmer, 35, who died Sunday June 17, at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. The Rev. Marcus Buuck officiated at he services held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
Sidney Doering was the soloist and Mrs Marcus Buuck was the organist. Glenn Reese, Terry Reese, Gary Hess, Theodore Timm, Henry Lancrain and Wilhart Schwartzbauer were pa;;bearers. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery at Mora. Dresser Funeral Services, Mora, was in charge of arrangements.
Annetta May Ziesmer, daughter of Frederick and Lillian Reese, was born April 15, 1944, at Braham. She lived at Ann Lake for the first five years and then moved to Minnespolis. She came back to this area in 1955 and resided in Peace Township for the remainder of her life.
She was married to Allen Ziesmer Feb. 10, 1962, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
Earlier in her life she was employed by the Fingerhut Manufacturing Company and in recent years, before her health began to fail, she was employed by Amoco Plastics Products both in Mora.
Mrs. Ziesmer was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edith Sundstrom and Clarence Sundstrom. She is survived by: her husband, Allen; one son, Frederick; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Reese; one sister, Mrs. Terry Campbell (Edith); one niece, Mary Lou Campbell; one nephew Terry Campbell, and other relatives.

Ziesmer, Albert

Albert V., age 74 of Mpls. Survived by brothers, Freeman, Melvin, Ralph, Arthur,& Roy. Sisters, Myrel Berge, Irene Burgoine, Betty Solum, Mildred Hesll; many nieces & nephews.
Services Tues. 11 am, Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd. N., Brooklyn Center.
Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 7-9 pm Monday.
Bertha M. Ziesmer

Bertha was born December 19, 1930 in Crosby, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Frank Line & Eva Barker. She graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis, MN, in 1950. Bertha was united in marriage to Roy E. Ziesmer on September 9, 1950 in the Presbyterian Church in Wahkon, MN. The couple has lived and farmed near McGrath, MN., since 1962. Bertha enjoyed reading , crocheting visiting with her family and friends. She always had a kind word for everyone. For many years, Bertha enjoyed selling Avon Products. She dedicated to her faith and had the most optimistic view of life in spite of her physical problems. Bertha was a member of the Isle Baptist Church.
Bertha Mae Ziesmer is survived by her husband, Roy E. Ziesmer; daughters Susan Schoenborn & husband, Larry, of Minneapolis, MN and Carol Madsen & husband, Bill, of Royalton, MN; 4 grandchildren, Tom & Jack Schoenborn and Melissa & Ryan Madsen; 3 great-grandsons, Alex, Cody & Brandon Madsen; brothers, George Barker & wife, Ann, of Onamia, MN., Jim Barker & wife , Patricia, of Sauk Rapids, MN, and Pete Barker & wife Jeannie, of Aitkin, MN; sisters, Laura Halonen of Brainard, MN, and Maryilyn Winn & husband, Dick, of Deerwood, Mn
Bertha was preceded in in death by parents and a brother, William Barker.

Floyd Ziesmer

Floyd Robert Ziesmer, 79, of Stanchfield, passed away on 06 Jan 2009 at the Cambridge Medical Center.
Floyd was born 08 Nov 1929 in St. Paul to Alfred and Martha (Zimpel) Ziesmer. As a family they lived in McGrath and then moved to a farm in Braham.
On 09 Jun 1956 Floyd married Janice Grell at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Braham. They were married 52 wonderful years together. To this union a son, Robert Lee was born in 1957. For a year and a half they lived in St. Paul before moving to Linstrom where they lived until they built their current home in Stanchfield. He also built his home in Lindstrom.
Floyd was a carpenter for all his working years. He worked in the Twin Cities building homes until 1980, and then he worked at a cabinet shop in Mora until his retirement in 1989.
Floyd enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and camping. one of his fondest memories was a moose hunting trip with his son Bob in 1999. He made a few snowmobling trips to west Yellowstone, Nashwauk, and around home with family and friends. Two great trips were with his brother-in-law Carlie, where they left from home and rode all the way to International Falls, and the second trip riding from home to Grand Forks.
Floyd is preceded in death by his parents; borthers Homer, Donald and Kenneth; sister-in-law Gert; and brother-in-law Leo Genz.
His survived by wife Janice; son Bob (Kim) of Nashwauk; grandchildren Amanda (chris) Gagne, Jonathan Porter (special friend Joie Gust); brothers Leo of East Detroit, Mich., and Clyde (Pat) of Remer; sisters Ethel Genz of McGregor, Lois (Chuck) Brummer of Richfield and Caryll (Wayne) Parson of Ham Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held 10 Jan 2009 at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Braham with Rev. Steve Anderson presiding. Music was provided by Kim Ziesmer, Carol Schmakel, Sharon Jacques and the St. Stephen's Choir.

BOWE, Tilda A.

Tilda A. Bowe, age 89 of 7951 Gresham Lane, Cottage Grove on Sept 5.
Survived by daughter & son in law, Beverly & Robert Haas and two grandchildren,Daniel and William all of Cottage Grove. Also nieces and nephews.
Services Wed 1 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove. Visitation, Tues. from 7-9 pm at KOK funeral Home, St. Paul Park and 1 hour prior to services at church.
Interment Hillside Cemetery, Mpls.

Final Rites for Reuben Olson

Funeral Services were held Saturday at the Hanley Falls Lutheran church for Reuben Olai Olson. Mr. Olson passed away on Tuesday, September 2.
Reuben Olai Olson was born on November 2, 1891, in Hanley Falls. When he became five he was taken to live with the Cornelius Hagen family of Stony Run to live with them. He was confirmed into the Lutheran faith and remained with Hagen family until he became 16.
Mr. Olson enlisted in the United States navy on December 4, 1917 and served honorably until his discharge on September 17, 1919. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean 13 times while serving with the navy.
Mr. Olson had been clerk-recorder for Hanley Falls the past 15 years.
He is survived by his wife Delia, three sisters, Mrs. A.P. Ziesmer, Wahkon, Mrs. Albert Bowe of Minneapolis, and Mrs. George Johnson of St. Paul and three brothers, Laures of Detroit Lakes, and Julius and Helmer of Granite Falls.
Pallbearers were Gilbert Bestland, Albert Johnson, Dick Simonson, Harvey Ellingson, Jack Chambers, and Knute Kjellberg.
The honorary pallbearers were Jack Simonson, Leonard Peterson, Maurice Vang, Oscar Simonson, Llyod Lee, and Kurmit Gullickson.
Rev. J.S. Strand officiated at the services and interment was at the Hanley Falls cemetery.

Julius J. Olson Rites January 2

Funeral services were held on January 2 for Julius J. Olson at the Granite Falls Lutheran church with Rev. T.E. Moen officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest cemetery.
Pallbearers were VFW members, Clayton Carlson, Llyod Stratmoen, Gerald Hegan, Howard Gatchell, Marvin Hemingson, and Arden Olson.
Mr. Olson died at the Granite Falls hospital December 30.
He was born November 10, 1894 at Hanley Falls. On June 14, 1927 he married Hazel Hamre. He lived in the Hanley Falls and Granite Falls area all his life. He was a carpenter by trade. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He seved in the infantry in France during World War I.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Odell Olson and Mrs. Myron (carol) Kuno of Montevideo and five grand children; also two sisters, Mrs Tilda Bowe, Minneapolis, and Mrs Harriet Johnson of Isle.

Funeral of Emil Olson Held on Tuesday

Emil olson former resident here and brother of R.O. Olson, died suddenly while at work in the McGregor Lumber Yard at Granite Falls last Friday. Funeral services were conducted from the Hamre Funeral parlors on Tuesday and interment was made at Granite Falls. Those from here attending the rites were: Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Olson, Mr. Chas. Kise, Mrs. Fred Kise, Mrs. Malon Vagle, Mrs. Anna Kjellberg, Mrs Gilbert Bestland, and Miss Manda Lewis.

Last Rites at Chapel Tuesday
Emil Olson Dies of Heart Attack while Working Friday Afternoon
Emil Cornelius Olson of this city died from a heart attack late Friday afternoon while working at McGregor Lumber Bros. Co.
Funeral services were held at the Hamre Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. C.S. Pederson offciating.
Interment was made in City cemetery.
Military services were conducted by the Legion Post 69 of Granite Falls. Pallbearers were Selmer Lewis, Bent Minsaas, Oliver Kvam, William Lee, Henry Kjellberg, and Harry Lindblad.
Mr. Olson was born in Hanley Falls on January 30, 1898 and attend grade school in that city. He came to Granite Falls in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army from September of 1942 until March of 1943. He was united in marriage to Mary Olson in Granite Falls on August 22, 1944.
Surviving are his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Art Ziesmer of Wahkon, Minn., Mrs. Albert Bowe of Minneapolis and Harriet Ziesmer of Chicago, and four brothers , Laures Olson of Detroit Lakes, Reuben Olson of Hanley Falls and Julius Olson and Helmer Olson of Granite Falls.

Helmer A. Olson Rites Are Held

Military funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Hamre chapel for Helmer A. Olson. He died at his home in East Granite Falls March 2. He would have been 65 years old on the day of his funeral.
He was born March 6, 1900, at Hanley Falls , a son of Ole and Lena Olson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Yellow Medicine Lutheran church. He became a carpenter and spent his enter life in the Hanley Falls area.
During the second word war he entered the military service.
He is survived by a brother, Julius, of Granite Falls, a sister, Mrs. Albert(Tilda) Bowe, Wahkon and a sister, Mrs George (Harriet) Johnson, Isle.
Pallbearers were legionnaires: Arthur Barber Jr., William Richter, Wayne Heglund, Stanford Lewis, John Ladner, and Obert Mortenson. The legion rifle squad and color guard attended the service and conducted grave side honors.
The Rev. T.E. Moen officated and burial was made in the City cemetery with the Hamre service in charge.

Hattie Johnson

Hattie Johnson was born on May 2, 1902 in Hanley Falls to Ole and Lena Olson. She attended school and grew to womanhood in the Hanley Falls area. She resided in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago and was united in marriage to George Johnson. They resided in South St. Paul where they operated a restaurant. She has resided Isle for a number of years. She passed away at her home at the age of 75 years , 8 months and 23 days.
She is survived by a sister Mrs. Tilda Bowe of Cottage Grove, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, two daughters in infancy, one sister and six brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peterson Johnson Funeral Chapel in Onamia with the Rev. John W. Olson officiating.
Visitation will be at the Peterson Johnson Chapel for one hour before the service.
Interment will be in the Foster Cemetery.


Alfred G., age 91 of Robbinsdale. Survived by his wife, MaryAnn; daughters and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Adams; sons and daughters-in-law, Geoffery and Margaret, Reginald and Judith; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral service Wednesday 11 AM at Grearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 39th and W. Broadway.
Friends may call Tuesday 6-7 PM at he funeral home.
Interment Gethsemane Cemetery.

Zieska, Maryann,

Maryann Zieska age 96, of Robbinsdale. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred and son Jeff. Survived by daughter and son-in-law;Carol and Michael Adams, son and daughter-in-law, Reginald and Judith; daughter-in-law, Marge Zieska; 12 grand children and 14 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 10 am at the Church of St. Austin, 41st and Thomas Ave. N., Mpls.
Interment Gethsemane Cemtery.
Visitation TODAY, 3-4 pm at Geart-Delmore Robbinsdale Capel, 39th and W. Broadway and at the church 1 hour prior to Mass.

(Published in the Star Trib 12/02/2001)

Lorraine (Zieska) Campbell age 90, of Mpls, called home 06/18/2006.
Preceded in death by husband William M. and son-in-law, Mel West, Jr. Survived by daughters, Sherrie (Gary) Fisher, Jackie (Phillip) Goodwin; grandchildren, Jeff (Doreen) West, Jennifer (Andy) Czerniak, Josh (Krista) Goodwin and Nick Goodwin; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene (Tom) Bentz and nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was a longtime member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mpls. Special thank you to the staff of Colonial Acres for the loving care .
Private interment, Crystal Lake Cemetery. Memorial service Friday 06/23 at 11 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior at Brooklyn Park Lutheran Church, 1400 81st Ave N, Brooklyn Park.

(Published in the Star Tribune 06/12/2006)
Reinhold E.Ziesmer

Reinhold E. Ziesmer, age 76, of Minneapolis Veteran's home.
Services Wed. 10 am at the Veterans Home Chapel. Visitation Tuesday evening at Nakomus Park Funeral Home 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway.
Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Tony George Edward Ziesmer

Tony George Edward Ziesmer, 56, Freemont, Calif., died Monday, June 14, 1999.
He was a native of Duluth and retired from Raychem in Menlo Park, Calif., after working 34 years. He enjoyed flying and loved time spent with friends and family.
He was the loving husband for 17 years of Victoria Lynn Ziesmer of Freemont, beloved father of Ricky E. Ziesmer of Freemont, Debbie Delgotto of San Marcos, Cailf., and Becky Hedrik of San Marcos, Calif.; dear stepfather of Mona Fredrick of Livermore, Calif., and grandfather to of seven.
Services:were held Saturday in Fremont Chapel of the Roses. Burial and grave side service were held Monday in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Salinas, Calif.

Duluth News Tribune, Tues. June 22, 1999


Orphie Wilkes Lang, fell asleep in death on Sept 15, 2009.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Lang; sons Dennis Holbart and wife Melinda, Gregory Lang and wife Victoria, daughter Milissa Lang Olson; Five grandchildren Aliesha Holbert Carlos and her husband Walter, Natasha Lang Praught and her husband Rob, Cassandra Lang,Lindsey Lang Blake and her husband John, Mara Olson; three great grandchildren Corbin and Amanda Carlos, Zak Praught.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Gilbert and Selma Ziesmer Wilkes; two children Aron and Penny Holbert; siblings Ruby Wilkes McNeally and Earl Wilkes.
Orphie was born on March 11, 1920 in Wahkon. She grew up in Wahkon and graduated from the Wahkon High School in 1938.
On Christmas Eve 1947, Orphie married Kenneth Lang. They enjoyed life to the fullest together in their home town of Isle, where Orphie was housewife and mother. She took an active part in the community. She enjoyed winters in Palm Springs, California.
One of the things she loved most was to cook for her family and friends. When she was little she enjoyed going to Grandpa Ziesmer's farm and watch Grandma bake bread and make fabulous dinners. She patterned her culinary skills after Grandma, there in McGrath. Orphie's meals were delicious and family and friends would gather at her dinner table. What great times and memories we have. You are loved and missed, our wife mother and grandmother
Orphie was cremated.

Kenneth Lang

Kenneth L. Lang, 92, of Isle and Palm Springs, Calf., died Nov. 19, 2009. Ken lost his loving bride Oprhie Sept 15 of this year. They were married 60 years.
A memorial service for Ken and Orphie are planned next spring in Isle.
He is survived by his children Dennis Holbert and wife Mindy, Greg Lang and wife Victoria and Melissa Lang Olson;
grandchildren; Aliesha, husband Walter Carlos, Natasha, husband Rob Praught, Casandra Lang, Lindsey, husband John Blake and Mara Olson; great grandchildren Corbin and Amanda Carlos.
Ken was one of nine children born to Andrew and Mary (Ekstedt) Lang on their farm near Ashby, Minnesota. His sisters, Mae Farr and Pherne Gawlik, survived him.
Following an early career as a merchant seaman with his brother, Alden, on the Great Lakes, Ken spent 42 years as a barber in Isle. Over those years, he became the friend to many. When started barbering in 1937, hair cuts were 50 cents. After Ken retired, he and Orphie left Minnesota's cold weather behind and spent many winters in Palm Springs. They continued to live in their home in Isle during the summers. Ken will be dearly missed by all. Kenneth was cremated.


Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. for Sfc. Donald A. Ziesmer, 26, who was killed in an automobile accident at Junction City, Kan., last Saturday.
The Rev. Gerald White of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will conduct services and burial will be in Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Ziesmer is survived by his father, Adolph, of Kalispell; four brothers, Stanley of Miles City, Robert and William of Naselle, Wash., and Richard in the Air Force;
and six sisters, Florence Kopperman of Salem, Ore.; Loretta Corbet of Winters, Calif.; Dorothy Olmstead of Maelle, Wash.; Viola Downs of Vallejo, Calif.; Fern Ziesmer of Washington, D.C.; and Betty Jane Ziesmer of Kalispell. 


Melvin Rueben Julius Ziesmer, 93,World War II Veteran, long-time resident of the Wahkon area, passed away peacefully at Talahi Nursing Center in St. Cloud on Dec. 13, 2011.
At his request there will be graveside services in the spring.
Melvin is survived by sons Allen of Isle, Dennis of Wahkon, Timothy (Laurie) of Onamia: daughters Jenniefer of Wahkon, Judy of St. Cloud, Rebecca of St. Cloud; brothers Ralph, Arthur, Roy; sisters, Irene, Betty, Milred. Grandsons, Joshua and Isaac. Many nieces and nephews, friends.
Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Betty in 2005, brothers Freeman, Albert, Roland and siter Mryle, his parents Arthur and Betsy.
Melvin was born June 5, 1918 in Williams Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota, to Arthur Paul Ziesmer and Betsy Petrina Olson Ziesmer.
He was the 5th of 11 children.
At an early age the family moved to a farm in Wahkon, where he grew to be a man. He attended the Wahkon school making to thourgh the 11th grade. He then worked as a farm hand for many years, working for his uncle , Garnet Burgoyne of Wahkon.
On May 15, 1942, Melvin entered the Army. He served as a crane operator in 3271st Ordenace Base Depot Co. Serving in Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, No Apennines. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal-43, four overseas bars and a Driver and Mechanic Badge.
He received his honorable discharge on Nov 27, 1945.
He returned home to Wahkon and married Betty Lou Wilson on Nov 8, 1948, to the union six childern were born. He farmed most of his life and worked at the feed store in Isle for many years, retiring in 1983.
He was proud of his raspberry patch. An ice cream bucket full would get him a hair cut from Kenny Lang.
In the last few years Melvin was homebound because of a neck injury. He enjoyed gardening and bird watching. He would sit in his by the window and watch about 30 pair of Hummingbirds at his two feeders.
He entered the care home on Nov 28, 2011 for dementia.
Blesed be his memory.

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