David Jerome Ziemer

May 7, 1955 – October 29, 2010

David Jerome Ziemer, 55, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was born on May 7, 1955, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Delmer and Nancy Ziemer. On September 9, 1978 he was united in marriage to Robin Matz. They have lived in Sioux Falls for the last 32 years.

David dedicated his life to Jehovah on March 31, 1971.

David was well known for the role he played in the construction of around 70 Kingdom Halls through out South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri over the last 27 years. He enjoyed landscaping, not just at the Hall builds, but also as a hobby. Serving as an elder in the congregation and helping his fellow brothers and sisters was something David dearly loved. His sense of humor and quick wit endeared him to everyone over the years. He also loved to read and could often be found with his nose in a book.

David is survived by his wife, Robin, his daughter, Nicole, his son, Michael, his parents, Delmer and Nancy; 3 brothers and a sister.

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  • Mark A Mathison says:

    To Robin, Nicole, Michael, Dell, Nancy, Peggy, Jeff, Terry, and Mike–
    I am greatly saddened by your loss. Dave was a good friend to me and so many others; we will all miss him.
    The poem was a very loving and personal tribute.
    –Mark

  • Jennifer Farah (Martinek) says:

    Dear Robin, Nicole, Michael, and the entire Ziemer family,

    Please know that we are praying and thinking of you during this time of sorrow. I hope that you find some peace in your memories with Dave. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Jennifer Farah – Carol Martinek’s daughter

  • Dear Friends and family. Hi Robin. I am so sad about the situation and love you dearly. I know that the love of your family, the friends and Jehovah will give you the strength to get through this very, very difficult time. I hope to see and “hug” you in December. Agape Denny Sunderman

  • lee scott says:

    i send my love and condolences to the ziemer family.i am very sorry for your loss.we will all be looking for the day he will return to us.he is a very nice brother.

  • Carol Martinek says:

    Dear Robin, Nicole and Michael
    Words cannot express what I am feeling for all of you in this time of sorrow. Dave will be missed by many. He was too young to go. Please know I am here for you whenever you may need to talk or just cry. Crying does help.
    Your neighbor across the street.
    Carol Martinek

  • Michele Fauset says:

    Robin, Nicole, Michael and Ziemer Family

    Sorry for your loss. Dave was a great friend, dad, and husband. He will be missed by all but most of all by you. Look back at the memories you shared with him.

    We are here for you when you need us. You are in our prayers.

    Michele Fauset
    (Grew up with Nicole and Michael across the street)

  • Rachelle Graff (Mathison) says:

    Robin and Family
    How sad to lose such a wonder person. I have so many fond memories in my childhood of you and Dave. You’ll be in my prayers. I know you already are but continue to pray for strength to get though these tough days. Looking forward to the paradise. Sending love and a hug your way.
    Rachelle

  • Kevin & Mandy Shultz says:

    Dear Robin, Nicole, Michael

    Mandy and I pray for you all to receive comfort from our heavenly father. We are saddened by your loss. I look back with fond memories of working on RBC projects laying sod with a swarm of volunteers and seeing Dave right there with us, fingers in the dirt. And Mandy will always remember your kindness as hosts during our pioneer school and Dave’s wonderful Bose speakers giving us a tour of his favorite songs one evening! Please accept our warmest condolences.

    Kevin, Mandy, Charlie, Stella Shultz.
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Sandi Gohmann (Peterson) says:

    Robin and Family:

    I have never met you, but I am David’s cousin from St.Cloud, MN. We wished we would have been able to say our last goodbye’s at our family reunion this summer and hope Dave got some joy in the correspondence I sent you. Your whole Ziemer family was thinking and praying for you. We are sorry David lost his battle. I wrote this poem right after my dad passed away in 2006, he was always looking forward for the angels comming to take him away from the pain:

    EVERYTHINGS OK!

    I RAISED MY HEAD TO SEE THEM,
    AS THE ANGELS CAME MY WAY.

    I KNEW JUST AT THAT MOMENT,
    THAT TODAY WOULD BE THAT DAY.

    I HEARD A GREATER CALLING,
    I STRAINED TO LOOK AND SEE.

    I FELT THE PEACE AND COMFORT,
    AS YOU GATHERED ROUND ME.

    THE LORD’S PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED,
    AS I ALWAYS KNEW IT WOULD.

    I WISH I COULD STAY WITH YOU,
    BUT ONLY IF I COULD.

    ANTISIPATING MY WHOLE LIFE THROUGH,
    FOR THE COMMING OF THIS DAY.

    UP IN THE ANGELS ARMS I GO,
    THE LORD WILL SHOW THE WAY.

    IN YOUR HEARTS I’LL ALWAYS BE,
    YOUR LOVE I FEEL IS STRONG.

    KNOW THAT I AM HAPPY,
    AND THE PAIN I FELT IS GONE.

    I KNOW IT’S HARD TO DO,
    LIVING FOR TODAY.

    I’LL REMIND YOU IN YOUR DREAMS,
    MY LOVE,THAT EVERYTHINGS OK.

    sept 6, 2006

  • Jay and Brenda Knauer says:

    Dear Robin and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Dave always had a smile and will be missed. Not long now before we will see him again. This old system is on the way out.
    Much love to you and yours. May our great God, Jehovah, bring you comfort and peace.
    Jay and Brenda

  • Julie Freitas (Yu) says:

    Dear Robin and Ziemer family,

    We’re so sorry to hear the loss of your dear husband Dave. Looking forward to new world soon to see him again. I will miss him.

    Agape,

    Julie, Pedro and Kaleb

  • Robby Athey says:

    To Nicole and Family, I am truely sorry for your loss. He was a good man and I wish that I got to get to know him a little bit better…sincerely, Robby Athey

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