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Robert Ziegler, 69

Apr 7, 2008

Easton — Robert Ziegler, age 69, of Easton, died March 27, 2008 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center of Blue Earth. Funeral Services were held April 1, 2008 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton. Father Eugene Stenzel officiated with burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Barber Township, Faribault County. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Robert was born May 10, 1938 in Mankato, the son of Roger and Evelyn (Perrizo) Ziegler. On Oct. 1, 1960 he married Geraldine Gorman at St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

Robert graduated from Delavan High School, Class of 1956, and went into the Army Reserves. He drove truck for Easton Creamery and was a truck router for BE Rendering. He worked as a dairy farmer until April of 1994. He was a livestock buyer for Walters Livestock in Easton. He worked for Arends Sale Yard in Blue Earth and was Clerk for Wagner Auction Service. He was the Barber Township Treasurer, and the Knights of Columbus Treasurer.

Robert’s hobbies included going to horse races, gardening, feeding and watching birds, and collecting antiques.

Robert Leo Ziegler is survived by his wife Geraldine “Gerry”; sons Mark Ziegler (special friend Jeanne) of Fairplay, Colo., Marty (Karen) Ziegler of Delavan, Mike (Jackie) Ziegler of St. Paul, Neb., daughters Martha (Vince) Bleess of Delavan, Mary (Mark) Pentico of Vernon Center; 15 grandchildren: Kristin, Aaron, Josh, Krystal, Ryan, Zach, Jessica, Jill, Brady, Arika, Shelby, Bailey, Brianna, Nick, and Roger; three great-grandchildren: Ethan, Jada, and Jeffrey; brother Paul (Marian) Ziegler of Winnebago, sister MaryAnn (John) Welker of Owatonna, sister-in-law MaryAnn Ziegler of Blue Earth, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Evelyn.