Phyllis C. Ziemer
Phyllis C. Ziemer
  • August 11, 1915 - December 5, 2017
  • Davenport, Washington

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Ziemer, Phyllis (Schwisow), 102

Our Mother and "Nana", Phyllis Caroline Ziemer (Schwisow), 102, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 at Lincoln Hospital TCU in Davenport, Washington. Born August 11, 1915, on the family farm, she was the first child of Frank and Anna (Moeller) Schwisow of Ritzville, Washington. She married Richard Ziemer November 14, 1935. They farmed in Ritzville until purchasing a farm in Davenport in 1947 and were married 67 years at the time of his passing in 2002.
Phyllis loved tending her flower garden, playing the piano, watching baseball, ladies bowling league, and recollections of her travels to Germany. Phyllis enjoyed playing Bridge and Pinochle until age 99. She was a long-time member of Mondovi Grange, Lincoln County Republicans, election volunteer, and Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport for 70 years where she served as organist for 20 years. Her family is comforted knowing this Christmas she will be with her Lord, reunited with her husband, and playing "Silent Night" while singing in German.
Phyllis is survived by her sons, Daryl Ziemer and wife Jan, Davenport and Brian Ziemer and wife Bobbie, Cheney; sister, Lois Seaburg; six grandchildren, Diedra Orwick (Jeff), Derek Ziemer (Penny), Kyle Ziemer (Sarah), Kent Ziemer (Vicki), Erica Ziemer, and Jennifer Alavi (Amir); 10 great-grandchilden, Ryan Orwick (Sarah) & Haley Orwick; Felicia & Conrad Ziemer; Jack & Claire Ziemer; Oliver Ziemer & Corbyn Ziemer-McConahy; Kian, Mena & Skyler Alavi; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Fred Schwisow and Don Schwisow, and sister Iris Heider.

Thank you to all who cared for Phyllis at Lincoln Hospital TCU. Memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, Lincoln County Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held Friday, December 22, 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport. Please sign the online guest book at Strate Funeral Home, Davenport is caring for the Ziemer family.