Ervin David Ziemke
Ervin David Ziemke, age 74, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Branson, Missouri. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on December 11, 1945, the son of Ervin Ziemke and Wanda (Steinhilb) Ziemke, who have preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Proudly serving our country, Ervin was in the U.S. Army. In civilian life, he continued his pursuit of using his skills in his work as a fire protection engineer. An avid reader, Ervin believed in developing his mind and interests. He was a true outdoorsman, exploring the woods to hunt, fish, or visit the family cabin in Minnesota. Indoors, he used computer programs to design buildings and cars. He struck up many conversations at classic car shows through the years. Around the house, he was often found doing yard work in the company of his dogs. His greatest joy in life was time with family.
He is survived by wife, Patricia Maurer of Branson, Missouri; children: Monica Ziemke of Minnesota, Lance Ziemke of Minnesota, Derek Ziemke of Minnesota, Carter Ziemke of Virginia, Melissa (Armando) Sanchez of Minnesota, and Allison Maurer (Jeff Baker) of Minnesota; grandchildren: Alexys, Hailey, Taytum, Max, Saalim, Adrian, and Nicky; two brothers: Steve (Ellie) Ziemke and Rich Ziemke, both of Minnesota; many other family and friends; and former wife, Janis Yeager in Virginia.
A celebration of life will be held in Branson at a later time. Inurnment will take place in Minnesota with military honors. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.