Gerald R. Ziegler

Gerald R. Ziegler
Gerald R. ‘Jerry’ Ziegler of Martin, Michigan, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at his home. Mr. Ziegler was born October 29, 1935, in Hastings to Theodore and Ella (Manning) Ziegler and was a lifelong resident of the area. For 16 years he was employed with Lockshore Farms, then 12 years with Pet Corp., then 4 years with Deans Foods and then 12 years with Safari Technology. On October 10, 1964 in Delton he married Irene Willcutt, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Connie (Mark) Bellgraph of Otsego, Kathy Tripp of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, Kim (Kyle) Bowe, Chelsea Bellgraph, twins, Nick Bellgraph and Rachel Bellgraph and Sierra Dalrymple; 2 great grandchildren, Hailey Bowe and Hayden Bowe; siblings Marilyn (Don) Elterman of CO, Jim Ziegler of Grand Rapids, Jane (Bob) VerPlunk of Saugatuck, Dick (Cathy) Ziegler of Hastings, Barb (Thomas) Lake of Delton and Greg (Elaine) Ziegler of Linden, MI; his step-mom, Betty ‘Jean’ Ziegler of Hastings; 2 favorite aunts, Kay Ziegler of Grand Rapids and Dolly Stedge of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Rosary will be held at 6:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, Watson, Rev. Fr. Alan Jorgensen, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sacred Heart Church.
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