Ida Mae Ziemke

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Ida Mae Ziemke of Springfield, Virginia, formerly of Athens, Georgia passed away on May 16, 2009 at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, Virginia. She was 82 & died from complications related to lymphoma after a short illness.

Ida Mae Saltenberger was born July 4, 1926 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. She graduated from Eagle River High School in 1944 & received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the Milwaukee State Teachers' College in 1948. Ida Mae married Earl Frederick Ziemke on June 12, 1949. In 1952, she moved with her husband to Washington, DC where she worked as an analyst for the National Security Agency for five years. After the birth of her daughter, Caroline, in March 1958, Ida became a full-time homemaker. She was a memeber of All Saints Church, Sharon Chapel in Alexandria, Virginia.

In August 1967, the Ziemke family moved to Athens, Georgia, where Dr. Earl Ziemke was a Distinguished Professor of History until his retirement in 1993. Ida was a pillar of the volunteer community in Athens. Over the years, she devoted her time & talents to such organizations as the Girl Scouts, the Athens Community Council on Aging & the Board of the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank. Ida was also one of the founding memebers of St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school, worked on the Altar Guild & chaired the Outreach Committee for many years. Ida was also active in the University Women's Club, especially its Gourmet Luncheon Group & the Green Acres Garden Club.

Ida moved to Aarondale Retirement Community in 2007 following Earl's death in October of that year. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Ziemke of Annandale, Virginia & her sisters Anita (Charles) Wolfer of Eagle River, Wisconsin & Janice (Neil) Corpron of Redding, California.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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