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1936 Donald 2022

Donald Ziesemer

June 1, 1936 — August 6, 2022

of Alexandria formerly of Garfield

Donald “Don” Henry Ziesemer passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 6, 2022 with his daughter, Leslie at his side.

Don was born on June 1, 1936, the son of Richard and Amanda Ziesemer of Canada.  Don was baptized in the Lutheran Faith in Canada and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church after the family moved to Alexandria, MN

Don was one of six siblings, he attended country school in Alexandria and went on to obtain his boilers license.  Early in his career Don was employed at Land O’ Lakes and then took a position as the Chief Engineer at Arrowwood Radisson Resort until his retirement.

Don was united in marriage to Karen Thorson on March 9, 1955.  To this union they were blessed with three children: Dawn Marie, Leslie Karen and Troy Joseph.  The family made their home in Garfield, MN.  Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and visiting with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; daughter, Dawn Marie; son, Troy; parents, Richard & Amanda; siblings: Mary, Beatrice, Gene, Helen and Richard.

He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Ziesemer of Gulfport, FL; grandchildren: Corey Ziesemer of Sebeka, MN, Jessica (Dustin) Anderson of Fargo, ND; great grandchildren: Brooke, Dawson and Kalen Anderson of Fargo, ND, Hailey Ziesemer of Fergus Falls, MN; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue on Monday, August 15, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at St. Luke’s Church in Garfield with a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be at St. Luke’s Cemetery.

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