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Bradley F. "Zippy" Zormeier Obituary


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“My husband and I went to school with Brad, and we are truly sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to Brad and his family. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Nicole (Paquette) Overby - MN

“I am deeply sadden that such accidents happen. My thought s and prayers are with you and your family. John & Robin my heart goes out to you. Sorry I...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Gloriann Bastn

“Dear Robin, Ken, and family, I read of Brad's death in the paper and I am so very, very sorry and saddened for your family. I called Audra (lives...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: colleen leininger - waite park, MN

“Perhaps an angel whispered in his ear, held him close, and took away all his fear in those last moments. My sympathy to your entire family. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Susan (Schlagel) Snow - Benson, MS

“I am deeply sorry to hear of Brad's passing. Your family will be in my thoughts. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Angie Krats - St. Cloud, MN

“Brad's death is such a tragedy. I wish that there were words to comfort your family during this difficult time. Brad was funny, kind, and always...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Tracy (Schick) Owen - New Glarus, WI

“Robin, My sincere and deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this most difficult time. I have no words to convey how saddened I am to...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Dawn (Solt) Anderson - Seattle, WA

“Robin, John, Deb & Family So Sorry we are not up there with U. Our Prayers & Love come to u With Open Arms for that big HUG U all need at this...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Joanne & John Lathen & Joel - KS

“On behalf of the entire chapter of Pheasants Forever, we want to express our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Todd County Pheasants Forever Chapter - MN

“There are no words to ease the pain of losing a loved one. Brad was a great guy...always smiling!! No matter was going on at school he always had...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Bentley - Sartell, MN

“Thinking of you all and sending endless prayers for strength and comfort. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Katy Vinje - St. Cloud, MN

“Debra, John and Robin and family Brad has been working on our new dairy barn for the past four months. He was always so considerate and...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Charles Krause - Buffalo, MN

“After reading some of the other postings, I can tell that Brad hadn't changed since high school. He was always a great kid. He liked everyone and...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Thomas Robatcek - cold spring, MN

“John and Robin, My prayers are with you for the loss of your son. Your faith will get you through this rough time. Love Clara Jean ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Clara Jean - Aunt

“Deb, Words cannot express the sympathies we have for you at this sad time. Scott and I share a lot of time together each fall and I know how...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Rick and Brenda Grates - MN

“Keeping both families in our prayers during this difficult time. Our hearts break for you and we are so so sorry for the loss of Brad; he was indeed...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Shari and Tasha Cosenza-Mechels - MN

“Kenny, Robin, and all the family, We are so, so sorry and our hearts hurt for you. We know there are no words that can help, just know we are...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: John and Lynn Walcheski Oak Park

“My deepest sympathy Robin to you and your family. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I am deeply sorry!!!! ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Pam (Athmann) Siewert - MN

“I did not have the privledge of knowing Brad as long as other people. But even in that short time period, I could see just how caring, how giving,...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Jason Kern - Little Falls, MN

“Deb, John, Robin, Nathan, Rachel and Ashley, There are no words that we can express to you during this difficult time. Brad was a wonderful...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Stacie & Jason Kern - MN - Cousin

“Robin, Zoro and family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Opatz - Sartell, MN

“Brad, The day you were born, we fell in love with you instantly. We watched you grow from a little boy to a wonderful, loving man. We seen you get...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Doug & Laura Solt - Sartell, MN

“I am so very sorry Robin for the loss of your son.. You are in our thoughts and prayers at work. God bless you!!!! ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Tammy - SAUK RAPIDS, MN

“Robin & John, I am so sorry to hear about your great loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God's presence in a special way these...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Missy (Winter) Ohmann - MN

“I went to school in Sartell with Brad. Has was such a nice guy. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Hoping that his friends and family are able to...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Jamie (Henderson) Swanson - MN


Bradley F. "Zippy" Zormeier, age 33 of Grey Eagle, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota after injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. Kevin Mann officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Bradley Francis Zormeier was born September 28, 1979 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Kenneth "John" and Robin (Solt) Zormeier. He was united in marriage to Debra Dirkes on August 27, 2011 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Melrose. Brad was a foreman at Arnzen Construction and was employed there for the past nine years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Brad loved spending time with his family and friends. Being an active outdoorsman, he loved his boat and enjoyed all seasons.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Melrose and the Holdingford Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, softball, pool, darts, bowling volleyball, and golf.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Zormeier of Grey Eagle; parents, Kenneth "John" and Robin Zormeier of Sartell, and Vernon and JoAnn Dirkes of Sauk Centre; brothers and sisters, Nathan (Rachael) Zormeier of Sartell, Ashley Zormeier (fiancé, Marc McCarthy) of Sartell, Scott Dirkes of Osakis, Gene (Amy) Dirkes of Monticello, Kevin (Pat Scherf) Dirkes of Sauk Centre, Todd (Jena) Dirkes of Sauk Centre, Duane (Melissa) Dirkes of Sauk Centre, and Darin (Amy) Dirkes of Brainerd; nieces and nephews, Anna Belle, Lexi, Noah, Dylan, Kaylie, Graham, Carter, Nick, Riley, and baby to be.

Brad was preceded in death by his grandmother, Irene Bastin; and uncle, John Mallak.

Serving as casket bearers will be Nathan Zormeier, Marc McCarthy, Kevin Dirkes, Darin Dirkes, Brandon Solt, and Derek Solt.