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Rueben ZIEGLER-1020
Rueben ZIEGLER-1020
B.  11 Dec 1925
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D.  7 July 1994

Children
 1. Sandra Bennett
 2. Rodney Ziegler
 3. Jackie Garrett
 4. Stuart Ziegler
 

 

 Notes:
Burial Place:

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado


 

Pedigree Chart
Grandfather
John ZEIGLER-349
B. 20 Aug 1872
Deniwitz, Russia
D. 14 Jan 1971
Denver, Colorado
William (Bill) ZIEGLER-353
B. 13 Nov 1900
Claremont (Stratton), Colorado
D. 29 Feb 1984
Burlington, Colorado
Father
Christina BOEPPLE-350
B. 14 Jan 1876
Deniwitz, Russia
D. 19 Nov 1963
Burlington, Colorado
Rueben ZIEGLER-1020
B.  11 Dec 1925
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D.  7 July 1994
Grandmother
Grandfather
         Mother
Frederick STAHLECKER-157
B. 9 May 1880
Scotland, S.D.
D. 16 Apr 1963
Burlington, Colorado
Hulda STAHLECKER-1015
B. 11 Jun 1903
Yale, Colorado
D. 14 Jun 1991
Burlington, Colorado
Jakobine WEISS-158
B. 11 Sep 1883
Artizies, South Russia
D. 18 Jul 1963
Burlington, Colorado
Grandmother
Spouse
Married:  4 Jan 1947 
[Cert# 616]
Bethune, Colorado
Divorced 6/6/1974 #405061
Mary Ellen Belt Wilma-1136
 

Obituary

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Rueben  Ziegler-1994

     Rueben Harold Ziegler departed unexpectedly from this life July 7, 1994.  He was born in Bethune on Dec. 11, 1925, to the union of William and Hulda Ziegler.  He was the only son and oldest of five children.  Reuben spent his childhood and teen years in Bethune, graduating from high school in 1943.  He was drafted into the service during World War II, serving in the Navy from January 1944 to February, 1946.  Rueben was baptized as an infant, confirmed in May 1942 and united in holy matrimony to Mary Ellen Belt, Jan 4, 1947, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune.  To this union were born four children.  The family was very active members of the church and Rueben enjoyed singing in the choir.

In 1954 Rueben moved his wife and children from the farm to Burlington, where he was an employee of the Co-op grain elevator.  A few months later they moved to Bethune where Rueben was manager of the Co-op grand elevator.  Six months later Reuben and his family made the move to Cheyenne Wells where he was manage of the first Co-op grain elevator.  Rueben moved to Broomfield in 1977.  He married Wilma Klepper in 1980 at the Lutheran Church of Hope in Broomfield where he has been an active member since.  Rueben retired from Central Motor Power, Denver, in July 1993, after employment of 15 years.  Through the years Reuben was active in many organizations.  He also kept taxes and records for many people.  At one time, he owned his own tax business.  Rueben had many talents and interest.  He was an avid coin collector. In recent years he enjoyed collecting Jim Beam  bottles and was a member of the Foothills Jim Beam Club.  Rueben also enjoyed working in his yard and doing various carpentry and electrical work for himself and family.  In past years he also had enjoyed raising quarter horses for the racetrack.

Rueben was preceded in death by his parents, William and Hulda Ziegler, and sister Narieta Hines.  He leaves to mourn his passing;  Wilma his beloved wife of 14 years; four children from his first marriage, Sandra (Larry) Bennett of Pueblo; Rodney (Mary) Ziegler of Cheyenne Wells; Jackie (Ed) Garrett of San Angelo, Tex.; Stuart (Amy) Ziegler of Cheyenne Wells; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, 3 stepchildren Dennis (Kay) Klepper of San Antonio, Tex.; Cassadra (Danny) Dickey of Cheyenne Wells; Sharon (Mark) Bretz of Northglenn; 9 Step grand children and 5 step great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; Leona (Lee) Weisshaar of Burlington; Ella (Eugene) Pearson, Millville, Del.; Gladys (Bud) Stolz, Burlington.

Cremation at this request with internment in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery next to his parents.  Committal services were held Tuesday, July 12, 1994, 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune.  Memorial services were help Thursday, July 14, 1994, 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Hope, Broomfield.

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