Passed away on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, age 84. Beloved husband of the late Florence (nee Carpenter). Loving father of Ervin (Cindy), Randy (Lynn), and Sue. Proud and loving grandfather of Derrick, Karalynne, Amanda (Darren), and Ryan. Also survived by other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at the FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 6th, from 4-6pm, with a funeral service to follow at 6pm. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.
Erwin Francis Ziegler was born on 1/9/1932. He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, and married Florence Josephine Carpenter shortly thereafter. Together, they had 3 children – Ervin John, Randall Gerard, and Susan Marie. Erwin began work at Eaton Corporation (formerly Cutler-Hammer) as an inspector and eventual group leader, and stayed there till his retirement. Florence passed away in 1982 and he filled his life with his children, of whom he was very proud.
Erv married Cindy in 1987 and together they had 2 beautiful children – Derrick and Karalynne. Randy married Lynn shortly thereafter in 1991 and together they also had 2 beautiful children – Amanda (Darren) and Ryan.
Erwin was a quiet, yet wise, father. His strength and knowledge ran deep. He had the ability to bring humor and lightness to any difficult situation, and anybody in his presence was quickly put at ease. He was fiercely protective of his children and wanted nothing but the best for each of them. He both lived by and taught his children the basic values of hard work, decency, and honesty. He was a gifted artist, as his penmanship naturally resembled calligraphic script.
Erwin was a loving father and doting grandfather. Many memories were made over the years and countless photographs were taken of his life with his children and grandchildren. He could not have been a more proud grandfather, he loved all of his grandchildren dearly. His life was complete.
He will be dearly missed.