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Michael E. Thaemert, 38

Michael E. Thaemert, age 38, of Mayer, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home.

Mike was born Sept. 1, 1974, in Watertown, the son of Earl and Diane (Anderson) Thaemert. He was baptized at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America.

Mike loved everyone with all of his heart, especially his godchildren and his nieces and nephews. He had a strong work ethic, getting done what needed to be every day.

An avid sports fan, Mike enjoyed the Vikings and Twins or whatever sport was being played. He enjoyed bartending and cooking at the T-Road, and playing darts, horseshoes, and shooting pool for the bar. Mike was a huge country music fan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ellsworth Thaemert and Harold Anderson; and his uncle, David Thaemert.

Mike is survived by his loving family: parents Earl and Diane Thaemert of Norwood Young America; sisters and brother-in-law Michelle Baumgarten of Norwood Young America, and Melanie and Joe Moberg of Hamburg; special friend Katie Taylor of New Germany; and grandmothers Lucille Thaemert of New Germany, and Betty Anderson of Le Sueur.

He is further survived by nieces and nephews Dylan and Brianna Baumgarten, and Ryan and Emily Moberg; aunts and uncles Donna and Dave Stresemann of Westbrook, Bob and Patrice Thaemert of Ft. Myers, FL, Bonnie Thaemert of Hamburg, Dexter Anderson and special friend Sandy Livgard of Mahtowa, Dennis Anderson of Burnsville, Doug and Diane Anderson of Dayton, Dean and Jill Anderson of Le Sueur, Kurt Anderson of Gaylord, Neal Anderson of Glencoe, and Jane Anderson of St. Cloud; as well as cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The funeral service took place Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, followed by interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Casket bearers were Joe Moberg, Chad Koehnen, Jamie Feltmann, Brad Brabec, Ryan Mader, and Brian Stresemann.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.