Joseph "Joe" D. Ziemer went down swinging against his fight with cancer on August 9th, 2022 at his home in Prior Lake, MN. Joe was born January 8th, 1952 at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre, MN to Celestine "Dolly" (Nierman) and Elmer Ziemer. After graduating Sauk Centre High School in 1970, he went to University of Minnesota Morris, then to St. Cloud State University. He joined the US Navy and was in service for 9 years. He retired from Koch Industudires in 2019. He married Rebecca (Rusch) Kain on August 14, 2004 at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Belvevidere Township, MN. He loved to read, write poetry, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was proceeded by his parents and his sister Cheryl Sandberg. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Melissa (Nathan) Gaida of Big Lake, MN and Michelle Ziemer Gehrls (Adam) of Sartell, MN. Step children Teresa (Garett) Willams, Laura Kain (Bryce Hartmann,) and Joseph (Erin) Kain all of Paynesville. He had 14 grandchildren: Malakai, Sebastian, Aurora, Brooklyn, Zayley, Fynley, Jayce, Lincoln,Paxton, Jazmine, Raycer, Lexy, Kinley, and Haylie. Also his brother Rodney A. (Donna) Ziemer of Leavenworth, Kansas and nieces and nephew Rita Ann Elam, Rodney L. Ziemer, and Suzanne Ziemer. Brother-in-law Gregory Sandberg and nephews Joshua, Issac , Nathan, and Jacob. He will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Joseph
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota