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Esther V. Ziemann, 99, of Hutchinson

Esther V. Ziemann, 99, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 28, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist. Randy and Mary Zieman sang “Lass Mich Gehen!” and “Supper Time.”
Honorary casket bearers were Duane Kottke, Lloyd Dettman and Melvin Dettman. Casket bearers were Randy Buboltz, Gary Dettman, Don Kottke, Kevin Ziemann, Ryan Kotnik and Logan Meurer.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Esther Viola Ziemann was born Feb. 28, 1916, at her parents’ home in Grafton Township, Sibley County. She was the daughter of Gust and Wilhelmine “Minnie” (Dettman) Trojan. She was baptized 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, she was united in marriage to Ruben Ziemann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. C.H. Kowalske. They made their home on Ruben Ziemann’s parents’ farm in Round Grove Township until 1942, when they moved to Stewart. Mr. Ziemann died on Aug. 26, 1993. Mrs. Ziemann continued living in Stewart until she moved to The Pines in Hutchinson.
Mrs. Ziemann worked at the Stewart Public School as the 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. She also did embroidery work, and family and friends had her embroider towels as keepsakes. She tended to her garden and flowers, and had fun playing bingo and card games. She also liked to go fishing. She enjoyed visiting with people, and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.
Mrs. Ziemann is survived by her children, Donna (Kim) Meyer of Glencoe and Dallas (Cathy) Ziemann of Darwin; daughter-in-law, Mary Ziemann of Zimmerman; grandchildren, Angela (Jon) Kotnik of Princeton, Darla (Terry) Meurer of Oronoco, and Kevin (Penny) Ziemann of Wabasha; stepgrandchildren, 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.
She 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 a sister earlier in life; her sisters and their husbands, Frances and Elmer Kottke and Lorraine and Marvin Buboltz; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Anna Ziemann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses, Leona (Luvern) Stark Remus, Gerhard Zieman, Martin (first wife Mabel) Zieman, Agnes Ziemann, Mabel (August) Lade and Violet (Albion) Klammer.
Arrangements were with the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com