Lloyd Riemer, 1923-2015
Published 9:00 am Sunday, May 31, 2015
Funeral services for Lloyd Carlyle Riemer, 91, of Alden, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bear Lake Lutheran Church in rural Albert Lea. The Rev. Daphne Hamborg will officiate. Interment will be in Bear Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the time of the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Lloyd died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born to Raymond Fredrick and Inez Cordelia (Hoverson) Riemer on Aug. 3, 1923, at home in Nunda Township in Freeborn County, he was baptized and confirmed at Bear Lake Lutheran Church and was a life-long member. Lloyd attended District 99 Country School and graduated from Emmons High School in May of 1940. On June 24, 1951, Lloyd was married to Dolores Irene Sorenson at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
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He was a farmer all of his life on the home farm in Nunda Township. He began milking cows when he was 6 years old. He was a Conger 4-H Member and later served as an adult leader. He served on the church council and was treasurer for the Bear Lake Cemetery Association for several years. He was also co-owner of Bar-R-Galloways with his son Darrell, and together they had a membership in the American Galloway Breeders Association. Lloyd enjoyed fishing and reading history. He was a great source of family and area history.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores; children Marilyn (Paul) Wichmann of Little Falls, Mark (Sharon) Riemer of Owatonna, Karen (Matthew) Brummer of Roberts, Wisconsin, Darrell (Debra) Riemer of Alden, Linda (Richard) Zieser of Delano and Carol (fiance, Tolfe Lee Albert II) Riemer of Dallas; grandchildren Jonathan Wichmann of Fairfax, California, Jennifer (fiance, Sam Browne) Wichmann of Chicago, Vicki (Jarett) Howe of St. Louis, Kathy (Alexander) Kurland of Raleigh, North Carolina, Katrina (Joseph) Wessbecker of Chaska, Connie (Ryan) Johnson of Marina Del Rey, California, Lorna Riemer of Brookings, South Dakota, Kendra Zieser of Minneapolis and Daren Zieser of St. Paul; great-granddaughter, Stella Howe; brother, Raymond Riemer, of Albert Lea; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Juliann Riemer.
The family would like to especially thank Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospice for their wonderful care and support.
Memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospice.