James Ziemer Obituary

James "Jim" Ziemer

April 25, 1930 - January 10, 2015
Resided in Menominee, MI
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James (Jim) Ziemer, 84, passed away at Bay Area
Medical Center, on January 10, 2015 in Marinette,
Wis. Jim was born on April 25,
1930 in Medford, Wis., to Julia and
Elmer Ziemer.
After high school, Jim enlisted in
the army and served as a
communications officer in the
Korean Conflict. After returning
from Korea, he married Carole J.
Mikulsky on May 4, 1957, in Green
Bay. The Ziemers moved to
Marinette in 1961, where Jim
shared his talents as owner and photographer at
James Studio on Main Street. When the studio closed
in 1978, Jim worked at various
other businesses, including the
Globe House Furnishings and the
Salvation Army Store. Jim's friendly
demeanor wasn't suited for
retirement and Jim started what
proved to be his favorite job, as
one of the first Walmart greeters at
the then newly opened Marinette
Walmart in 1998.
Jim was the proud father of five
children: Margie (Tim) Fermanich of Menominee,
Mich., Jaime (Kevin) Klein of Murrayville, Ill., Heidi
(Keith) Morrison of Saratoga, Calif., Christopher
(Sherri) Ziemer of Oshkosh, Wis., and Lizabeth
(Robert) Ruehle of Muskego, Wis. Jim's legacy
continues through his 12 grandchildren and three,
soon-to-be five, great-grandchildren. An avid
fisherman, Jim cherished every opportunity he had
to spend the day on a lake. He also loved the Green
Bay Packers and could always be found in front of
the TV on Packer football Sunday. Jim was a long
time member of St. Anthony's Parish and the
consolidated Holy Family Parish.
Jim is survived by his wife; children; and his brother,
Gary (Celia) Ziemer of Palmyra, Va. Jim was preceded
in death by his parents and a sister, Lucille.
Jim's life will be celebrated on Thursday, January
15, with a visitation at HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL
FUNERAL HOME in Marinette from Noon until 3 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held after the visitation at
CATHOLIC CHURCH. A military salute honoring Jim's
service to our country will follow the mass.
The family wishes to thank the Bay Area Medical
Center for helping to care for Jim and all the staff at
the Harbors Retirement Community for helping to
make his last years so enjoyable.

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Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Ave.
Marinette, WI United States 54143
Thursday, January 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Marinette, WI
Thursday, January 15, 2015
3:30 PM