June 27, 1931 - February 20, 2021
PIERCE -- Funeral service for Julene L. Ziemer, 89, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce. Rev. Gordon Bruce and Vicar Travis Henry will be officiating the service. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Pierce. Julene passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Madison House in Norfolk. Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce is in charge of the arrangements. Born June 26, 1931, in rural Pierce, Julene was the daughter of Clifford and Zelda (Kirstine) Hixson. She was baptized on Dec. 24, 1933, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce and confirmed May 27, 1945, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. She graduated from Pierce High School in 1949. She married Leslie “Les” Ziemer on Oct. 23, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Les and Julene lived in their same home for 65 years. Julene worked in the Pierce High School cafeteria for 29 years and then retired. Julene enjoyed spending time with family and the grandchildren. She enjoyed doing embroidery, latch hook rugs, puzzles, word search, spending time with her dogs, socializing, gardening and canning. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Survivors include her daughters, Diane Acklie-Smith and spouse Lee Smith of Pierce and Denise (Kenneth) Reed of Hoskins; a daughter-in-law, Connie Ziemer of Pierce; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Betty) Hixson of Pierce and Larry (Mary) Hixson of Yankton; and a sister-in-law, Lois Luebbers of Pierce. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Zelda; a son, Danny Ziemer; a grandson, Mitch Ziemer; sister in infancy; and her spouse, Les, who died May 9, 2019. sister Delilah Claussen Music will be provided by organist Linda Peekenschneider and the recorded hymns will be “One Day At A Time” and “Dancing in the Sky.” Congregational hymns will be “Just As I Am” and “Amazing Grace.” Casketbearers will be Eric Acklie, Michael Ziemer, Matthew Gnirk, Dominic Reed, Jeremy Reed and Kyle Reed. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
PIERCE -- Funeral service for Julene L. Ziemer, 89, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce. Rev. Gordon Bruce and Vicar Travis Henry will be officiating the service. Burial will take... View Obituary & Service Information
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