David L. Zeigler 1943 – 2014

ZEIGLER_COLLAGEDavid L. Zeigler, 71, of Churubusco, passed away at 7:48 pm on Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home in rural Churubusco.

Mr. Zeigler was born on February 19, 1943 in Wolf Lake, a son of Clarence and Bernice (Deem) Zeigler. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1961.

On October 5, 1968 he was married in Merriam to Bonnie Shambaugh.

After high school he Served in the Air National Guard for seven years.

He was a Whitley County Farmer and worked at International Harvester for 21 years.

Mr. Zeigler attended Sugar Grove Church of God.

The surviving relatives include wife, Bonnie Zeigler of Churubusco; his children Matthew (Julie) Zeigler of Logansport, Julie (Greg) Hubbart of New Haven, and Mark (Melissa) Zeigler of Columbia City; a brother, William (Rosemary) Berry of Churubusco; eight grandchildren

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Weaver.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Timothy Grable, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, or one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Eel River Cemetery,  Allen County.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Bear Lake Camp or Sugar Grove Church of God.


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9 Responses to “David L. Zeigler 1943 – 2014”

  1. Lora Bridegan Says:

    Dear Bonnie and family, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of David. God surely called a good soldier home. He will be missed by many of us who have known and loved him for many years. Bud and Lora Bridegan

  2. Dawn Fisher Says:

    My sympathy to the entire family and especially Matt and Julie’s children who have lost both of their very special grandfathers in a short time. Their legacies will live on…keep the stories and memories alive. God bless you all!

  3. Roberts Family Says:

    Mark and Melissa,

    We are praying for you and your family! Sounds like your Dad went to the arms of Jesus on Monday! May Jesus wrap His arms around you all during this difficult time! Love you all,
    Tom and Amy Roberts

  4. Denny Musser Says:

    Matt! Your families have my sympathy for the loss of your dad. He had to be a special man to raise such a fine young man (Matt). Keep his spirit alive with fond stories and memories. He was doing what he loved and now is with the greatest spirit of all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

  5. Nannette Bingham Firestone Says:


    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

    Nannette Bingham Firestone

  6. Carol Ostheimer Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. It sounds like he had a wonderful life, now he is with our Lord watching down on all of you. Let me know if there is anything I can, even if you feel like talking.


  7. Diane Romano Says:

    So sorry for your loss, Bonnie.

  8. Bob & mary Jo Skinner Says:

    Bonnie, We are so sorry about David’s passing you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Mary Jo Skinner

  9. Beverly Hurst Says:

    Bonnie and Family

    My sympathy to all of you. Because of my husband’s death I understand this kind of loss so I pray for God to give you strength and comfort. Would like to be at the funeral, but am currently in AZ with a remodel of a condo I own with my son. David was one of us five cousins born in 1943. Please know I will be thinking of you. Love Beverly

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