Dennis H. Ziemann

Dennis H. Ziemann

FAIRMONT — Funeral services for Dennis H. Ziemann, age 88, of Fairmont, Minn., will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Memorial Park, Fairmont. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Dennis passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 2020, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis Henry Ziemann was born June 9, 1931, in Rolling Green Township, Martin County, Minn., to Arvin and Laura (Rediehs) Ziemann. He graduated from Fairmont High School.

On Sept. 13, 1950, Dennis was united in marriage to Corinne Schuler in Fairmont. This marriage was blessed with four children: Wendy, Randy, Sharon and Cindy. Corinne passed away in 1970.

On March 17, 1979, Dennis was united in marriage to Eunice Silverthorn in Fairmont, blending their families for 40-plus years. He was a good and dear husband. They made their home in Fairmont and spent many winters going to their home in Ocala, Fla.

At the age of 18, Dennis became an entrepreneur and started many businesses, including Ziemann Recycling, now known as B & K Salvage in Fairmont. Dennis conducted his business with integrity and sometimes a handshake was good enough.

He was a man of few words but led his family by example. He believed work came first and then it was time to have fun.

Dennis was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont where he was an elder and served on the Board of Education. His faith and church were top priority to him, along with his family. He was a great dad and loved being a grandpa to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dennis put many miles on his truck and trailer buying, fixing and selling antiques.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Eunice Ziemann; children, Wendy (Dan) Yahnke, Randy Ziemann, Sharon Schmid, Cindy (Aidan) Murphy, Judy (Ron) Buckmeier, Marcia (Jack) Rooney; grandchildren, Amy (Jesse Main) Yahnke, Justin Yahnke, Connie Ziemann, Katie (Joe) Ruiz, Courtney (Bryan) Schlee, Erica (Scott Loftus) Schmid, Sara (Chris) Runnells, Corinne (Nick) Wenz, Austin (Jess Grissom) Murphy, Aidan Jr. (Julie) Murphy, Conor (Danielle) Murphy, Jamie (Jess) Buckmeier, Jill (Philip) Johnson, Jeremy (Marie) Buckmeier, Melissa (Chad) Wieneke and Maria (Jared) Klug; 18 great-grandchildren; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvin and Laura Ziemann; first wife, Corinne Ziemann; brother, Weldon Ziemann; sister, Shirley Keating; and sons-in-law, Bob Schmid and Mike Draper.

The family would like to thank Tom and Mary Westcott and their children for all the love and fun times they shared with Dennis over the years.