Verla David Ziemann
September 24, 1922 - November 3, 2016
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 11/19, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 11/19, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Verla “Davey” Ziemann, 94, of Menasha passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1922 in San Angelo, TX to the late James and Emily (Cole) Willoughby. She married Frederick Ziemann on June 22, 1945 in East Lansing, MI. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2012. Davey earned…

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Kris left a message on November 23, 2016:
I didn't speak at Mom's funeral. I don't believe I could have gotten out a coherent sentence. What I wanted to share was what she left behind in me. Feisty, stubborn, caring, giving. An explorer and discoverer. Memories: When Dad was stationed in Quanico, VA Mom told me about a dinner we went to. I had never seen an African American before. She told me that I shouted out "Look Mom, a chocolate lady!" (I was about 3, I think) Mom had the lady come over and asked if I could touch her skin. We're all the same... I remember going out in the autumn with a ruler to measure how long the coats of the caterpillars were. It indicated how rough the winter would be. Once she introduced me as her daughter and best friend. I think that was the biggest compliment of all. We bumped heads a number of times, but the love always got us through. I can't tell you how much she will be missed.
Kristen Marshall left a message on November 19, 2016:
We enjoyed Davey so much at Oak Park Place! She will be missed. Thank you for sharing your mom with us!
Herbert D Hentzen III left a message on November 19, 2016:
Always one of my favorite aunts. I have the best memories of many Thanksgivings with the whole Ziemann family. Aunt Davey will always be the one who was full of life, warm, loving, giving and had a nice word to say to everyone. I pray her LEGACY of kindness, compassion and grace will be in our hearts always.
John Corpus, Director of Housing, Oak Park Place left a message on November 19, 2016:
We miss Davey here at Oak Park Place. I met Davey when I was the executive director at Appleton Retirement and was very happy to see her come to Oak Park Place shortly after I arrived here. All of us enjoyed her stories about when she was a nurse. Her smile perked-up all of the staff. Miss Davey and the family are in our hearts and prayers. - Oak Park Place, Menasha
Mike & Brenda Lorencen left a message on November 14, 2016:
We are saddened to hear about Aunt Verla's passing. May our Lord comfort you during this difficult time. Prayers are being lifted up for you.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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