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Arnold Gene Ziemann

December 1, 1935 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 86)

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In Loving Memory of

Arnold Gene Ziemann

Arnold Ziemann was born on December 1, 1935, in Slayton, Minnesota to William “Bill” and Christina Reese Ziemann.  He grew up in Lake Wilson, MN and graduated from Lake Wilson High School in 1954.  Following high school Arnold attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.  On January 3, 1955, Arnold enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Dugway, UT.  Following his honorable discharge on December 10, 1957, he returned to Lake Wilson.  On June 7, 1962, he and Jean Paige were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Lake Wilson.  Arnold worked for Hudson Bro’s Construction and Robert L Carr Construction before going out one his own.  Jean Passed away on November 3, 2018.  In June 2021 Arnold became a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.  Arnold passed away at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at the age of 86.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lake Wilson, MN.  He also was a member of the Lake Wilson American Legion Post.  Arnold enjoyed fishing, wood working, watching the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins.

Survivors include his four children and their spouses, Dawn and Doug Jensen of Sioux Fall, SD, Joan Ziemann Lupkes and John “Jay” Lupkes of Lake Wilson, MN, Michael and Michelle Ziemann of Fort Dodge, IA, and Timothy Ziemann of Mankato, MN, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Jean, one brother, Larry Ziemann, one sister, Amanda “Toots” Timmerman and her husband, Duane, and niece, Nancy Mervine.

A graveside service was held at Slayton Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022, with Rev. Harlan Kaden officiating.  Military honors accorded by the Lake Wilson American Legion Post.

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