Jeremiah "Jer Bear" Zwack, age 5, died Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Ostmark Lutheran Church in Watkins with Pastor Joe Midthun officiating. Visitation will be held 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball and 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Jeremiah Paul Zwack was born on Friday, February 23, 2018, in St. Cloud, Minnesota the youngest of three children to Brandy (Klinkner) and Joseph Zwack. As the baby of the family, Jer Bear was spoiled from the start. From the moment he learned to walk, Jer Bear was off and moving! His wild and carefree imagination led him on many adventures. He loved being around water, whether fishing, swimming, or playing at the water park. If something had wheels, Jer Bear was going to ride it. He put on countless miles riding on the 4-wheeler with his siblings or following close by on his scooter...he never sat idle. The outdoors often called his name to go hunting, camping, playing in the dirt, or exploring outside. In the rare moments that Jeremiah sat still, chances are he was playing Mario Kart or Roblox or snuggling with his family. His silly, goofy faces – especially while trying to take his photo – will be cherished by all who loved Jeremiah. To Jer Bear it didn't much matter what he was doing, he was going to love doing it, especially if it was being done with his family. Jer Bear's loving, caring, tender, and kind spirit gently balanced his rambunctious, strong, and independent personality.
Left to cherish Jeremiah's memory are his parents, Joseph and Brandy Zwack of Kimball; adoring big siblings, Oliver and Evelyn; grandparents, Doug and Rhonda Zwack of Kimball, Joyce Zwack and fiance John Heins of Clear Lake, Johanna Klinkner of Foley, and Randy and Ann Klinkner of St. Cloud; aunts and uncles, Zach (Katie) Zwack, Shane (Crystal) Vossen, Nick (Lindsey) Vossen, Andy (Liz) Vossen, Randy Klinkner II, Virgil Klinkner, Brandon Petersen, Jennifer Petersen, Bethany Petersen; and many other special aunties, uncles, cousins, and extended family. There to greet Jer Bear in God's kingdom were his uncle, Jeremiah, and aunt, Maureen.
Oliver and Evelyn Zwack, Gabe and Maisy Zwack, Nola Klinkner, and Rowan and Jaela Vossen will serve as casket bearers.
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