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Rodney D. Ziemer Jr.

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Rodney D. Ziemer Jr.

Came into the presence of his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 20 at the age of 51. He was the son of Rodney D. Sr. and Jo Ann Ziemer, the first of 7 children.

Rodney grew up in a loving home where much of his time was spent in church activities. He was proficient in Bible Memory and Quizzing where he won several awards.

After graduating from Miamisburg High School, he went to Bob Jones University in South Carolina for 1 year and from there went on to St. Paul Bible College (Crown College) where he made lifetime friendships, and met his wife, Jenny. They were married in the college chapel on August 10, 1986.

Rodney spent the first several years of their marriage managing Domino's Pizza where he was nominated for Rookie Manager of the year. Their first son, Rodney III was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1988. Eventually, he and his wife would own and operate a Dairy Queen franchise in Mt. Lake, Minnesota where daughter Amanda 1990 and son, Ryan 1993 were born.

After managing fast food, Rodney changed his career to Mortuary Science. He attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary and became a funeral director. This profession ended up being the career that he loved most.

Rodney enjoyed exercising which he did faithfully for many years early in the morning. He was a perpetual student, studying the Bible, fitness, dieting, Japanese language and culture and anything else that struck his interest.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jenny and children, Rodney III, Amanda and her husband, Kyle Jorns, and Ryan, and his father and brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Ann and sister-in-law, Amy.

He was loved and will be missed greatly.

The memorial service will be on Wednesday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. in Crown Hill Funeral Home in Indianapolis, IN. Visitation will precede at the same location from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to "Christian Missionary Alliance" designated to David and Vangi Kindervater, Missionaries in Japan.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 23, 2014
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