Sylvester “Sy” M. Zormeier, 83, Sauk Rapids
September 13, 1933 - March 17, 2017
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township for Sy Zormeier who died Friday at St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8PM Monday at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at the church in Minden Township. Parish prayers will be Monday at 7 pm at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Sy was born in St. Cloud to George & Cecelia (Czech) Zormeier. He grew up in Sauk Rapids and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Irene H. Pollard on May 7, 1966 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township. Sy worked as a building engineer for the St. Cloud School district for many years until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Union Local # 49. He enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing. He could fix anything always tinkering with things. He was one to always help out his neighbors and friends if they needed help. He was a very caring guy and a great family guy. He was a patient and good husband, father and grandfather. He loved his grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a great role model to his family. He was a big inspiration and role model to his younger siblings. In his early years, he spent a lot of time with his family at his cabin up north, He taught them a lot about fishing and hunting. He was extremely smart and very mechanically inclined.
Survivors include his wife Irene of Sauk Rapids; sons, Gary, Dave (Lynn), and James all of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Cole Zormeier, Riley Novak, Karlina (Luke) Riordan, and great grandsons, Keegan and Nolan Riordan. He is also survived by his sisters, Dolores (Roland) Donnelly of New Brighton; Jean (Ronald) Roske of St. Cloud; sisters in law, Tina Zormeier of St. Cloud; Theresa Zormeier of Sauk Rapids; Joanne Zormeier of White Bear Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John Sr., Richard, and Frank, sister, Doris Schwegel.
Special thank you to the staffs at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Benedict’s Center, and St. Croix Hospice for their excellent care to Sy.