Esther V. Ziemann, age 99, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 27, 2015, from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, all at the church.
Esther Viola Ziemann was born February 28, 1916, at her parents’ home in Grafton Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Gust and Wilhelmiene “Minnie” (Dettman) Trojan. Esther was baptized on March 26, 1916, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, and confirmed there on April 13, 1930. She grew up in rural Stewart, and attended District 67 School in Sibley County.
On July 10, 1936, Esther was united in marriage to Ruben Ziemann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart by Rev. C. H. Kowalske. They made their home on Ruben’s parents’ farm in Round Grove Township until 1942 when they moved into Stewart. Ruben passed away on August 26, 1993. Esther continued living in Stewart until she moved to The Pines in Hutchinson.
Esther worked at the Stewart Public School as the school cook. She also worked at Fingerhut and for Green Thumb, and then did housekeeping in people’s homes. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, and enjoyed quilting with the church quilting group. An avid quilter, she made 40 quilts for family members. Esther also did embroidery work, and family and friends have her embroidered towels as keepsakes. She tended to her garden and flowers, and had fun playing bingo and card games. Esther also liked to go fishing. She enjoyed visiting with people, and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.
Esther is survived by her: children: Donna Meyer and her husband Kim of Glencoe, Minnesota, and Dallas Ziemann and his wife Cathy of Darwin, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Mary Ziemann of Zimmerman, Minnesota; grandchildren: Angela (Jon) Kotnik of Princeton, Darla (Terry) Meurer of Oronoco, Kevin (Penny) Ziemann of Wabasha; step-grandchildren: Kelly Marnell of Zimmerman, Stan Marnell of Red Wing, and Pam Wright of Fredericksburg, Texas, and their families; great-grandchildren: Ryan Kotnik, Adam (Tia) Kotnik, Logan Meurer, Lauren Meurer, Rachel Ziemann, Rochelle Ziemann, and Kaitlynn Ziemann; great-great-grandchildren: Owen Kotnik, and Baby-on-the-way Kotnik; brother-in-law, Milo Ziemann of Stewart; sister-in-law, Marilyn Zieman of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Gust and Minnie Trojan, husband Ruben, infant daughter Joan Esther Ziemann, son Delvin Ruben Ziemann, daughter-in-law Marlene Ziemann; a brother and sister earlier in life, and her sisters and their husbands, Frances and Elmer Kottke, and Lorraine and Marvin Buboltz. She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-Law William and Anna Ziemann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses: Leona Stark Remus (husband Luvern), Gerhard Zieman, Martin Zieman (first wife Mabel), Agnes Ziemann, Mabel Lade (husband August), and Violet Klammer (husband Albion).