Blue Earth Howard W. Zierke, age 86, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center.
Funeral?Services were held Sept. 4, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Wesley Hafner officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 26, 1925, at Elmore, the son of Henry Zierke and Hilda Madetzke.
He is survived by his spouse, Mae Jean Zierke, of Blue Earth; sons, Mark (Diane) Bassett, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Neal (Denise) Zierke, of Gainesville, Va.; daughter, Jennifer (Randy) Hauth, of New Ulm; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com