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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.

12 thoughts on “ALLEN ZIESMER”

  1. Oh dear, I loved him so much. He was always so fun to visit. He and Agnes were such a great pair! He will be missed.

  2. Our good friend and neighbor has moved on. I’m sure our Lord welcomed him into his Kingdome with a “well done, good and faithful servant”. A better neighbor we could not have had. We will miss those Coffee Shop breaks and those Sunday Night Card games. You are in good hands now Al. Enjoy your new life in Heaven!

  3. Always enjoyed visiting them. Loved listening to his stories. Had alot of fishing adventures with
    my parents, some were very funny. I will miss him alot.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. I worked with him many years ago at the Kanabec County Highway Department. He was always so nice and had a smile for you. Sending prayers of comfort.
    With Deepest Sympathy, Tammy Anderson Fredrickson

  5. Such a great guy….my mom and dad’s visits to Minnesota with Al and Agnes fishing trips were always talked about at great length. Al was so kind to my dad in his later years helping him in and out of the boat. I enjoyed walks through the woods with him sharing his vast knowledge of nature!

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Al was a nice guy. Always a smile
    Will miss our coffee shop time.

  7. Your family is in my prayers. Al was a friend and I always enjoyed the times we met and talked with each other. He was a genuine person with a caring personality. I had Fred in school and we became friends from then on. God bless you as you go through this time of loss.

  8. I am so sorry to learn of Al’s passing. He has been a part of my memories since 1962 and always with a smile. He was a good friend and support to my family. We shared good times but perhaps even more important, both Al and Agnes were always there in the bad times, the hard times, the times of greatest need. I hope some of the comfort given to others is returned to Al’s family by knowing others care .
    With sincere sympathy
    Judy Reese Burns

  9. Sorry to hear about AL’S passing, he was a very kind hearted man. My dad and Al were friends and he would still stop at the cabin. and visit me after my dad passed.
    He will be missed
    Bernie Cline

  10. So sorry to learn of Allen’s passing. He will be missed for sure. We would met with Allen and Roger Olson at the White Pine Logging show and have breakfast each year. Till we met again on the other side cousin , we will be thinking of you and remembering the good times and good memories.

  11. Sorry to hear of Allen’s death. I have many good memories of the times we had during the summers I stayed the family.

  12. Sadden to hear of Allen’s passing. We sure had good times spent at the old homestead, baleing hay, milking cows at 5 a.m. And of course county fairs and spending time at the dance hall. Will miss that grin, Allen. Memories…… your cousin

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