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Ervin Zellmer

Ervin Zellmer, 88, of Kingsley, passed Monday, June 3, 2019 at Kingsley Specialty Care of Kingsley, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville, Iowa with Pastor Barb Spalding officiating. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville, Iowa.

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Ervin Paul Zellmer was born September 29, 1930 on the family farm outside Lawton, Iowa, the son of Otto and Bertha (Porsch) Zellmer. He graduated from Lawton High School in 1948.

Ervin married Lucille Dahl on April 12, 1959 in Onawa, Iowa. Ervin farmed in the Lawton area and then moved with his family to their farm outside Kingsley.

Ervin dedicated his life to agriculture and animals. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. Ervin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille; his children: Clay (Diana) Zellmer of Kingsley; Clark (Jim Stoffers) Zellmer of Cathedral City, CA; Carolyn (Greg) Anderson of Lawton; and Carl (Darla) Zellmer of Spirit Lake; eight grandchildren: Adam, Andrew (Kelsey) and Addison (Claire) Zellmer; Austin (Michael), Alyssa (Elvia), and Burgundy Zellmer; Kaitlyn (Jason) Lees and son Tom; and Zach Anderson; one great-grandchild, Maren Grace Zellmer; brothers Alvin and Raymond Zellmer; and a sister, Arlene Bergendahl, all of Lawton; along with several nieces and nephews.

Ervin was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Carl and Ellen Dahl; and his brothers, Harold and Don Zellmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.

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