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“Louise, so sorry for your loss. You have been such an inspiration to me...showing all of us how family cares for each other. You all are in my...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tijuana Fowler - Benton, KY

“I will never forget Lynn and great way he had with humor. Always a man on the go. He will be missed. With deepest sympathy. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Barb Meyer Gebhardt - Waltham, MN

“Louise, so sorry to hear about your dad. It was such a pleasure to meet him and be a part of his and Kathryns life. If you ever need anything don't...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Leah - Benton, KY - friend

“Louise, It was such an honor to meet your father. He was a special man and I know you will miss him. My prayers are with you and your family. May...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dee King - Benton,, KY

“Psalms 91:14-16 (KJV) 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rev. Valentine Vit - NJ

“Louise - what an interesting a full life your father had. Joe and I are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jeanne Van Coppenolle - Benton, KY

“Dear Louise, We are so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved you Dad and how close you were. You have been an outstanding daughter and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gene and Valera Brooks - Benton, KY


Gilbert Lynn Ziemer was born August 21, 1909 at Waltham, Minnesota, and died March 21, 2011. He died of a lengthy illness, but he would tell you it was from old age and pure cussidness.

His parents were John F. and Cora A. (Schwartz) Ziemer. He was married September 1, 1934, to Kathryn Elnora McElhinney at Geneseo, Iowa. They were married for 76 years. Their children were Robert Lynn, Louise Margaretha (Parker), John Roscoe, and Kathryn Marie (Papin).

He was educated in Minnesota public schools and at Marquette and Iowa State Universities, attaining a B.S. degree. He was a Registered Professional Engineer as a Civil Engineer in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Alaska. He held a Certificate of Qualification from the National Bureau of Engineering Qualifications.

He received Professional recognition tthrough the John Dunlap Award of the Iowa Engineering Society, the Eugene Baker Memorial Award of the Society of Conservation Engineers, and the Meritorious Achievement Award of the State of Alaska. He was active in professional and community affairs, served as a city councilman, on a city zoning board, and several Ad Hoc Committees. He was an active member of engineering and service societies and clubs, and the author of over a dozen technical and professional papers.

He worked in personal, commercial, and public posititons in both engineering and administrative capacities ranging from a payroll Engineering Employee to Director of major State Government Department; fom the Owner/Operator of a consulting engineering office to Vice President of a construction company.

Memorial services will be held at Benton First United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. David Atkinson officiating. A luncheon will follow.

Friends may call the church after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

All arrangements are handled by Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Benton First United Methodist Church Food Pantry.