John Ziegler - 1971
Funeral services for John Ziegler
were held Jan 18 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune. Rev. Earl
Martell Officiated. "We Are Going Down the Valley" was sung by a quartet
of Mr. Ziegler's grandsons. The congregation sang "Jesus Lead the Way".
Pianist was Louise Schlichenmayer. Grandsons also acted as casket bearers.
Final resting place was Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery north of Bethune.
John Ziegler, son of William and
Barbara Ziegler, was born at Deniwitz, Russia, Aug 20, 1872. He was
baptized in the Lutheran faith as an infant. He came to America with his
parents in May of 1877 at the age of five years. The family settled on a
farm near Scottland, S.D. There he spent his youth. Church and
home cooperated in giving him a Christian training. He was confirmed in
the Lutheran Church of Scottland on April 3, 1887. On Nov. 14, 1895, he
was united in marriage with Christina Boepple of Scottland. This union was
blessed with a long wedded life of 68 years. To this union was born 10
children; 4 sons and 6 daughters, 8 of whom are still living.
In April, 1899, Mr. and Mrs.
Ziegler moved to the Settlement north of Bethune where they homesteaded.
No fully satisfied, in 1903, they decided to move to Oklahoma, but after a year
returned to their homestead north of Bethune. For a short time, from May
until September 1935, they lived in Newberg, Ore. Once more they returned
to the family farm near Bethune and lived there until November 1950. At
the time they moved to Burlington. Here they lived until the time of Mrs.
Ziegler's death, on Nov. 19 1963.
Mr. Ziegler became ill
Dec. 27 1970 and was taken to the Memorial Hospital in Burlington. On
January 11, 1971, he was transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver.
There he passed away on Jan 14, 1971, at the age of 98 years, 4 months, 25 days.
Mr. Ziegler is survived by 3 sons and 5 daughters: William and Fred Ziegler and
Emma Dobler of Burlington; Otto Ziegler of Loveland; Mrs. Lena Strobel,
Mrs. Anna Strobel, Mrs. Elma Stahlecker and Mrs. Esther Arends, all of Bethune.
His wife, Christina, a son, Richard and a daughter, Clara and a grandson,
Charles Dobler, preceded him in death.
Mr. Ziegler came from a large family of 8 brothers and 3 sisiters. He is
survived by his sister, Katherina of Freeman, S.D., and 2 brothers, August and
Edward Ziegler of Kaylor, S.D. Also among the survivors are, 27
grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, and many
other relatives and friends. Out of town relatives here for Mr. Ziegler's
funeral were August, Edward and Alfred Ziegler of Kaylor, S.D.
Richard and Gerhard Geiszler of Fredonia, N.D., Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ziegler of
Loveland, John McClure and Calvin Strobel of Fort Collins, Mrs. Thomas Scott and
Cindy of Aurora, Mr. and Mrs. Van Liufau of Haxtun, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Ziegler
and Mrs. and Mrs. Norman Arends and son of Cheyenne Wells, Mrs. Larry Bennett
and Mrs. Ed Garrett of Pueblo.