Bill Ziemer


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2013, 7:12 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Bill Ziemer, 67, of Orion, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, 1301 4th St., Orion. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research.
Bill was born on Nov. 4, 1945, in Moline, the son of Harold and Doris Eckhart Ziemer. He married Judith A. Wade on Dec. 23, 1968, in Wayne, Neb.
Bill worked at John Deere Harvester, Moline, for 31 years, retiring in 1996. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Bill enjoyed sports and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loved motorcycles and classic cars. Above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Ziemer, Orion; children, Stephanie (Russ) Lance, Minier, Ill., Jill (Carl) Drake, Westfield, Ind., and Mary (Tom) Hisey, St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette Forsberg, Sherrard, Loretta DeCap, East Moline, and Bonnie Sue (Bill) Driver, Morrison; and sister-in-law, Joyce (Sandy) Crane, Orion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Dave Ziemer.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting our website at www.esterdahl.com.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






(More History)