Obit: Ziegler, Esther (1915 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ziegler, Braun, Liebzeit, Learman, Babbe, Hofmann, Jensen, Henchman, Sanderson, Hoeftman, Vater, Page, Ihlenfeldt, Zilmer, Algra, Rondorf, Bender, Paul, Voss, Scharf, Hammerschmidt, Parker, Kuester, Reineking, Steiger, Scott, Koehler, Yons

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 12/31/1970

Ziegler, Esther (10 June 1915 - 29 December 1970)

Funeral services for Mrs. Alvin (Esther) Ziegler, 55, of Neillsville, will be held Saturday, January 2, 1971, at 1:30 p.m. from the United Church of Christ here. Mrs. Ziegler was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 29, 1970.

The body of Mrs. Ziegler will be in state at the Georgas Funeral Home from 1 p.m., New Year’s Day until 12 noon on January 2, when it will be in state at the church until the time of services. The Rev. George E. Yons and the Rev. William F. Koehler of Madison will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ziegler was born June 10, 1915, in Greenwood, the daughter of Albert and Clara (Braun) Liebzeit. She received her early education in the Greenwood area schools, and graduated from Eau Claire State University with a bachelor’s degree. She taught in area schools for 28 years. Her marriage to Alvin Ziegler took place in Rochester, Minn., on November 28, 1938.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Clara Liebzeit of Greenwood, by two sons, Gary of Hales Corners and James, at home, and by three grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Gertrude) Learman of Greenwood, and by four brothers, Harry, Clarence, Norman and Arvin Liebzeit, all of Greenwood.

Mrs. Ziegler was a member of the Neillsville United Church of Christ and of its Women’s Guild, as well as of local, state and national educational associations.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 1/07/1971

Funeral services for Mrs. Alvin Ziegler, 55, of Neillsville, who died December 29, 1970, were held Saturday, January 2, at 1:30 p.m. from the Neillsville United Church of Christ. Officiating clergymen were the Rev. George E. Yons of Neillsville and the Rev. William F. Koehler of Madison. Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Learman, Bruce and Robert Liebzeit, Dennis and Danny Ziegler, and Robert Babbe. Ervin Steiger sang “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “In the Garden.” Members of the congregation joined in singing “Abide with me.” Organist was Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

Neillsville Public School teachers and members of the board of education attended the services as a body.

People attending from out of town included the following: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ziegler and family, Hales Corners; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ziegler, Cindy and Danny, of Benson, Minn.; Mrs. Lillian Hofmann, Berwyn, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ziegler and Dennis Ziegler, Brookfield; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jensen, Owen; Mrs. Tena Henchman, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sanderson and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoeftman, Crosby, Minn.; Mr and Mrs. Karl Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vater, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ziegler and daughters, and Mrs. and Mrs. David Page of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Adolph Ziegler, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Babbe, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Stanley Ihlenfeldt, Elkhorn; the Rev. and Mrs. Wm F. Koehler and daughter, Madison; Mrs. Clara Liebzeit, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Liebzeit, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Learman, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Liebzeit, Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Liebzeit, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Liebzeit, Mr. and Mrs. James Learman, and Mr. and Mrs. Alf Zilmer, all of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Algra, Cashton; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rondorf, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt Bender, Sheboygan; Herman Paul, Sheboygan Falls; Elmera Voss, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Art Ziegler, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Liebzeit, Mr and Mrs. Ed Liebzeit, and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Liebzeit, all of Appleton; Mr and Mrs. Harold Scharf and Mrs. Emma Scharf, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. John Liebzeit and Mrs. Lydia Liebzeit, Appleton; Mrs. Glendon Hammerschmidt, Kiel; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Parker, Black River Falls; Mrs. Elmer Kuester, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Reineking, Colby.

Many other relatives and friends from this area also attended the services.



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