Otto Ziegler -- 1983
Funeral services for Otto Ziegler were Tuesday, Jan 25; at 2
p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington. Officiating was Pastor Robert
Graul. Song selections included the choir singing “How Great Thou Art” and the
congregation singing “O Master Let me Walk With Thee” and “Beautiful Savior”.
The organist was Darlene Smikahl. Casket bearers were Arnold Strobel, Ruben
Ziegler, LeRoy Arends, Leland Strobel, Kenny Dobler, Delmer Ziegler. Honorary
casket bearers were Albert Strobel, Art Dobler, Carl Arends, Fred Ziegler, Emil
Strobel, Ralph Stahlecker, Bill Ziegler and Bill Beines. Hendricks Mortuary was
in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Burlington.
Otto Reinold Ziegler was born Nov 23, 1908, northwest of
Bethune to John and Christina Ziegler on the homestead place. Otto was baptized
on Jan 10, 1909, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune. He later confirmed his
faith on April 1, 1923. On Sept. 30 1932, in Burlington he was united in
marriage to Hilda Viola Adolf. To this union three children were born.
Otto and Hilda made their home on the homestead farm until the
dust storms of the 30’s influenced a move to the state of Washington. They later
moved back to the farm until 1966, when they moved to Loveland. In 1975 they
moved back to Burlington where he finished out his years on earth.
Otto served on the Farm Bureau, R.E.A., Church Council at
Immanuel for 20 years. He enjoyed all forms of music. He was a member of the
Wagon Wheelers Square Dancers of Burlington and Goodland, he sang in the church
choir, played in a band in his younger years playing various string instruments,
organ, and trombone. He also fixed clocks, watches and small machines during his
Otto was preceded in death by one brother, Richard, and one
sister, Clara. Otto Reinold Zielger departed this life Jan. 21, in Colorado
Springs, at the age of 74 years, one month and 28 days. Survivors include his
wife, Hilda of the home; Ernest of Colorado Springs; Darlene Hendricks of
Bethune; and Don J. of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren – Tryn Pizel, Todd
Hendricks, Jeff, Brian and Darren Ziegler, Marlene Ziegler, Kathey and Lilli
Ziegler; two great grandchildren – Lakeesh and Mercedes Ziegler; five sisters –
Lena Strobel, wife of Albert of Burlington, Anna Strobel, wife of Emil of
Bethune, Elma Stahlecker, wife of Ralph of Bethune; Emma Dobler, wife of Art of
Burlington, Esther Arends, wife of Carl of Burlington; and two brothers – Bill
and Fred of Burlington.