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Obituary: Alfred J. Ziemer Jr

Alfred J. Ziemer Jr, age 89 of Reedsville passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.

Alfred was born on May 4, 1934, in Green Bay, son of the late Alfred and Esther (Behnke) Ziemer Sr. He was a graduate of Reedsville High School in 1952. On April 27, 1957, Alfred was married to Virginia L. Kalies at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Brillion. The couple farmed in the Town of Maple Grove until moving to Reedsville in 1998. He was a member of St. John St. James Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsville. In the past he served on the church council, finance board, and the school board. Alfred enjoyed high school sports and farming.

Survivors include his wife Virginia Ziemer, Reedsville; one daughter and son-in-law: Donna(Jeff) Ditzel, Minneapolis, MN; one son and daughter-in-law: David Ziemer, Reedsville, Diane Ziemer, Appleton; two grandchildren: Matthew (Caitlin) Ziemer, San Francisco, CA and Katelyn (Dan) Hagenow, Wayside; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include: Beverly Kalies, Pine River, Janet Kalies, Brillion, Betty (Pete) Zarnoth, Brillion, Nancy (Norm) Raatz, Appleton, Marlene Kalies, Fremont, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Esther Ziemer Sr.; one son: Dean Ziemer; and seven brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law: Ralph (Elaine) Kalies, Elroy Kalies, Lloyd Kalies, Doris (Don) Olp, Shirley (Eugene) Jandrey, Bonnie (Allen) See, and Carl Kalies.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 12, 2024, at St. John St. James Ev. Lutheran Church, 219 Manitowoc St, Reedsville. The Rev. Darin Aden will officiate with burial at the Brillion Community Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of services at 11:00 am.

The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Reinbold & Pfeffer of Kellnersville is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


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