Donavon P. Ziegler, 74, of rural Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.
Donavon P. Ziegler, 74, of rural Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial for Donavon will be held on Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with Very Reverend C. F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the funeral Mass with a Rosary recited at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Catholic Cemetery, rural Minnewaukan, ND. Donavon Philip, son of Philip and Elizabeth (Gachne) Ziegler, was born in Rugby, ND, on Dec. 9, 1944. Donavon was the 12th of the 16 Ziegler children. The family made their home north of Drake, ND, until 1958 when they moved to Idaho. Donavon proudly served in the United States Army both stateside and in Korea. Donavon married his true love, Angie Zacher, wife of 51 years. They established their first home in Idaho, in 1979 the family moved back to North Dakota. Donavon’s life career was with the Boilermaker’s Local Union No. 242. Along with that career, after moving to Maddock, ND, he and Angie were the owners and operators of ‘The Grill’ restaurant until moving to Devils Lake. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a member of the local gun club and the VFW Post No. 756. Donavon worked hard to provide for his family. He enjoyed hunting and trap shooting and playing gin with his friends at the VFW. His favorite pastime was shooting Prairie Dogs. The most important people in Grandpa Don's life were his family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Donavon loved his country, his Lord and his family with all his heart. Donavon’s loving family include; his wife of 51 years, Angie; children and their spouses, Richard G. and Jacque Ziegler of Chisholm, MN, Tamera L. and Aaron Johnson of Jamestown, ND, and Dovavon P. and Cara Ziegler of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren, Ashley Ziegler, Ashton, Aubrea and Adreann Johnson, Alyssa and Donavon J. Ziegler; sisters, Eleanore Eisenzimmer, Ann (Mike) Schiele and Rose (Al) Grossman, all of Minot, ND, and Betty Ann (Phil) Johnson of Watertown, WA; brothers, Tony (Sue) Ziegler and Andy Ziegler, both of Post Falls, ID, Bill (Gloria) Kenwick, WA, Dave (Sue) Ziegler and Lawrence Ziegler both of Post Falls, ID; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by; his parents; brothers, Valentine, John, Carl and Leonard Ziegler; and sisters, Brigetha Bachmier and Mary Bromley. Serving as Casket Bearers for Donavon will be: Jerome Ziegler, Steve Grad, Ashton Johnson, Donavon J. Ziegler, Dave Schiele and Travis Sainsbury. Reading the Scriptures will be: Kristi Ziegler and Alyssa Ziegler. Gift Bearers will be: Ashely Ziegler, Aubrea Johnson and Adreann Johnson.