Allen Ziesmer, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia. He was 85 years old.
PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE & INURNMENT will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 26, 2021 the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Allen August Ziesmer, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Mille Lacs Health Care System in Onamia. He was 85 years old.
Allen was born on April 25, 1936, in McGrath, Minnesota, to parents August and Ruth (Nelson) Ziesmer. He grew up in McGrath and later worked in the Twin Cities where he began his career as a heavy equipment operator with the 49ers Union. He worked for McNamara and Vivant Construction for many years before taking a job closer to home with Kanabec County Highway Department.
In 1962, Allen was united in marriage to Annetta Reese. They were blessed with one son, Fred. While working in construction, Allen also farmed beef cattle and crops on their farm in Brook Park with his beloved John Deere tractors. Annetta passed away from cancer in 1978.
Allen was united in marriage to Agnes (DeJong) Robyn in 1980 and welcomed her four sons to the family. In the mid 90’s Allen and Agnes moved to a farm near Ogilvie where he spent his final years. Allen served on the Ann Lake Township board for many years and was an active member of his church and community.
Allen was avid outdoorsman. His favorite day of the year was deer hunting opener and he loved spending time in the woods. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, cutting wood, and trapping. Allen and Agnes took many fishing trips to Canada. He loved all things western from boots to hats and especially watching western movies.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Annetta; siblings, Luella Oestrich, Augie Ziesmer, Joyce Tyler, and Alice Grogan; grandchildren, Alyssa, Tanya, and Ryan Robyn.
He is survived by his wife Agnes, son Fred (Marsie); stepsons, Neal (Kay) Robyn, Silas Robyn, Jim Robyn, and Byron (Denise) Robyn; grandchildren, Derek, Brianna, Matthew, Andrew, Ramanda, Renita, Dexter, Carly, Melissa, Lisa, Danny, Troy, and Ashley; 18 great- grandchildren; sisters, Janet Westling, Char Olson, and Althea Ziesmer; many other relatives and dear friends.