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Marvin W. Ziermann, 93

Marvin William Ziermann, age 93, of Garretson, SD, formerly of Watertown, MN, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Palisade Manor in Garretson, SD.

A Celebration of Life service will take place Saturday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Beth Johnson officiating. There will be visitation for one hour before the service. Interment will be in the Watertown Community Cemetery, with memories and celebration following the burial at the Watertown Community Center.

Honorary pallbearers are Marvin’s godchildren.

Marvin was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Camden Township, Carver County, the son of Edward and Wilhelmina (Barlau) Ziermann. He was baptized April 2, 1916, by the Rev. Erthal at Zion Lutheran Church, and confirmed by the same April 13, 1930.

Marvin was united in marriage to Gladys Schlingmann Sept. 8, 1939, at St. Johns in Belle Plaine by the Rev. Haupt. The couple was blessed with four daughters: Lois, Arlene, Judith, and Sharon.

Marvin was preceded in death by his wife; Gladys, two daughters, Lois and Arlene; his parents; four brothers, Ervin, Otto, George, and Elmer; three sisters, Anna, Helen, and Ella; and two sons-in-law, Melvin Lange and David Hoium.

He is survived by his daughters, Judith White of Albuquerque, NM, and Sharon Hoium of Brandon SD; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two step-greatgreat-grandchildren.

Marvin is further survived by a brother, Hilbert Ziermann; sisters-in-law Evelyn Ziermann, Mildred Honebrink, Alice Triplett, and Leona Schlingmann; brothers-in-law John Schlingmann and Harold Kruschke; godchildren Robert Jr. Groenke, Harvey Ziermann, Bonnie Salonek, Lorie (Hoium) Howe, and Michael Hoium; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com