Leo Ziegler

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Leo Ziegler

Devils Lake - Leo J. Ziegler, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend Steven Wirth celebrating the Mass. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Leo James Ziegler, son of Joseph E. and Clara R. (Walford) Ziegler, was born on September 8, 1930, at the General Hospital in Devils Lake, ND. Leo was a lifelong resident of the Lake Region; he grew-up on the family farm, attended Devils Lake Schools, and graduated from Central High School in 1948. Leo met his bride, Angela Marie Vetsch, at a dance in Starkweather, ND. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. They operated a farm at the "Knuckles" until 1959, then moved to Penn where they farmed until 1961, and later moved to the family farm north of Devils Lake - the "home place." In the Fall of 1996, they moved into their home in town.

Leo's passion was farming, and even as he aged, he never lost interest in the day-to-day workings of the farm. In addition to crops, they also raised cattle, pigs, and chickens. After moving off the farm, gardening became Leo's favorite pastime, which kept him close to the farm and the soil. He generously shared what he harvested from his garden with others. Leo was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Eagles and Elks Lodges for many years. He also served as President of St. Mary's School Board and gave his time and talent to serve on the Farmers Union Elevator Board and Lake Region Credit Union Board. In their younger years, Leo and Angela were members of the Lake Region Curling Club, and they never said no to a good game of pinochle. Faith and family sustained Leo throughout his 91 years. His wife Angela died only a year ago on November 15, 2020. We return Leo to his Lord and Savior and hold his memory in our hearts forever.

Leo is survived by his children Jim (Mary) Ziegler of Devils Lake, Jean Corbett, Fargo ND, Michael Ziegler also of Devils Lake, and Lisa (Philip) Windjue of West Fargo ND; grandchildren Matthew (Cindy) Ziegler, Marland (Laura) Ziegler, and Andrew Ziegler, Corinne Corbett and Conner (Sara) Corbett, Wyatt Ziegler and Savanna (Jordan) Braathen, Alex (Tayler) Windjue and Krista (Layne) Egan; great grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, Jocelyn, Steven, Colin, Cameron, and Bryer; brothers Earl Ziegler, Lake Kiowa TX, Jeanette Ziegler (sister-in-law), Arlington, TX, and Kenneth (Mona) Ziegler, Bismarck ND; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Clara, wife Angela, sister Lois Johnson, and brother Lawrence Ziegler.

Posted online on November 19, 2021

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Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Leo Ziegler

Gilbertson Funeral Home

Leo Ziegler

Devils Lake - Leo J. Ziegler, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend Steven Wirth celebrating the Mass. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Leo James Ziegler, son of Joseph E. and Clara R. (Walford) Ziegler, was born on September 8, 1930, at the General Hospital in Devils Lake, ND. Leo was a lifelong resident of the Lake Region; he grew-up on the family farm, attended Devils Lake Schools, and graduated from Central High School in 1948. Leo met his bride, Angela Marie Vetsch, at a dance in Starkweather, ND. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. They operated a farm at the "Knuckles" until 1959, then moved to Penn where they farmed until 1961, and later moved to the family farm north of Devils Lake - the "home place." In the Fall of 1996, they moved into their home in town.

Leo's passion was farming, and even as he aged, he never lost interest in the day-to-day workings of the farm. In addition to crops, they also raised cattle, pigs, and chickens. After moving off the farm, gardening became Leo's favorite pastime, which kept him close to the farm and the soil. He generously shared what he harvested from his garden with others. Leo was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Eagles and Elks Lodges for many years. He also served as President of St. Mary's School Board and gave his time and talent to serve on the Farmers Union Elevator Board and Lake Region Credit Union Board. In their younger years, Leo and Angela were members of the Lake Region Curling Club, and they never said no to a good game of pinochle. Faith and family sustained Leo throughout his 91 years. His wife Angela died only a year ago on November 15, 2020. We return Leo to his Lord and Savior and hold his memory in our hearts forever.

Leo is survived by his children Jim (Mary) Ziegler of Devils Lake, Jean Corbett, Fargo ND, Michael Ziegler also of Devils Lake, and Lisa (Philip) Windjue of West Fargo ND; grandchildren Matthew (Cindy) Ziegler, Marland (Laura) Ziegler, and Andrew Ziegler, Corinne Corbett and Conner (Sara) Corbett, Wyatt Ziegler and Savanna (Jordan) Braathen, Alex (Tayler) Windjue and Krista (Layne) Egan; great grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, Jocelyn, Steven, Colin, Cameron, and Bryer; brothers Earl Ziegler, Lake Kiowa TX, Jeanette Ziegler (sister-in-law), Arlington, TX, and Kenneth (Mona) Ziegler, Bismarck ND; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Clara, wife Angela, sister Lois Johnson, and brother Lawrence Ziegler.

Posted online on November 19, 2021