Bradley F. “Zippy” Zormeier, 33

ZormeierBradWEBBradley 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.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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