Paul B. Zeigler: 1942 – 2010

Zeigler, Paul_0001Paul B. Zeigler, 68, a resident of rural Albion, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 3:41 p. m. at his home in Noble Township following an extended illness.

Mr. Zeigler was born in Fort Wayne on March 17, 1942, a son of Joseph “Ben” and Edith B. (Porter) Zeigler.  He spent his formative years in Lake Township, and graduated from Arcola High School in 1960.

On September 24, 1966 he was married in Fort Wayne to Nancy Dafforn, and had lived at his farm home in Noble Township for the last several years.  Besides being engaged in farming, he had previously worked at Newhouser Hatchery and Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne, and Autojectors, Inc. in Avilla.  For the past 12 years he had been employed at 80/20, Inc. in Columbia City, and had worked part-time at Builder’s Square and Panel Mart in Fort Wayne.

He was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church, and had served as the assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 509 in Wolf Lake.

The surviving relatives include his wife Nancy; his four children Scott (Annette) Zeigler of Merriam, Heather (Rob) Rawles of Albion, Todd (Kim) Zeigler of Mooresville, N. C., and Chad Zeigler of Fort Wayne; and 12 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Zeigler.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the Churubusco United Methodist Church with Pastors Corinne K. Boruff and Larry Smith, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, the family requests memorials be directed to Wolf Lake Boy Scout Troop.


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19 Responses to “Paul B. Zeigler: 1942 – 2010”

  1. Kathy Short Says:

    Annette and family,

    I am so sad for your loss but rejoicing in the love God has for your family at this time. If there is anything I can do, please let me know and you will remain in my prayers.


    Kathy Short

  2. Angela Hildebrand Says:

    Nancy and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. I have not seen him lately, but I remember him from growing up with scouts and softball. I wish your family peace and comfort knowing that he is in a better place. He will always be with you in spirit.

    Angie (Cavanaugh) Hildebrand

  3. Stan Follis Says:

    So sorry to hear cousin Paul’s passing. Our prayers our with his family and all who knew him. He will be missed.

  4. Beverly Hurst Says:

    Nancy and family

    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. I have always considered him one of us older cousins. I know some of what you feel and so may you find comfort in your memories. It will take time. Love Beverly Wappes Hurst

  5. Marcia Kline (Kelley) Says:

    Annette and Family,

    So sorry to hear about your loss, may your God bring you peace during this difficult time.

    Marcia and Family

  6. Brad Ott Says:

    Scott, I am sorry. Brad

  7. Meegan & Mark Siegwarth Says:

    Nancy, Scott, Heather, Todd and Chad,

    What a great loss you all are experiencing. Nancy and Paul were members of the same Sunday School class as my parents. I’ll always remember Paul’s smile every Sunday morning. It could brighten any room. He was a man of honor and leaves a legacy that you all should be very proud of. Stay close and lean on eachother. And know that you have many people who continue praying for you.

  8. Jody (Stump) Moehling Says:

    To the Zeigler family.

    Oh behalf of my Father (rick stump) and myself I would like to express our condolences. I know that my father enjoyed working with Paul at Autojectors and often spoke of him with kind words!

    Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time that you are experiencing.

  9. Leonard Hazen Says:

    To the family. Sorry for your loss of such a super brother in the WORD. Memories of Promise Keepers and the trip to Frankenmuth come to my mind which enriched our relationship. These are happenings we celebrate during a time of grief. Wish I could pay my respects in person, but cannot. Len

  10. Jeff & Jodi Gibson Says:

    Todd & Family,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May you always hold the memories of your father close to your heart.

    God Bless,
    Jodi & Jeff

  11. Sue Browning Says:

    Nancy and family, I was so sorry to read of your loss. I haven’t seen you around much but keep you and your family in my thoughts. Hugs and prayers coming your way and hoping the good memories will soon take over your sorrow. If there is anything that you need, a shoulder, an ear….please call, I’m in the book.

  12. Lisa Chapman Says:

    To the Zeigler family:

    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. May you find comfort in knowing that he is now in a better place. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa Chapman

  13. Debbie Frazier Says:

    Dear Nancy,

    So sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. Paul was such a wonderful person to wait on at the bank. He will be greatly missed by all. Sorry I could not make it to the showing. May God Bless you, Debbie

  14. Tammy Keirn-Munson Says:

    Nancy and family, you are in my prayers and thoughts. God will give you peace a day at a time. God bless you and your family.

  15. Becky Gevers Williams Says:

    Nancy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke my heart to prove to me, He only takes the Best.

  16. LuAnn (Lopshire) Coverstone Says:

    Nancy and family;
    Thad and I wish to convey our sincere sympathy to you. From all that we have heard of Paul, he was a good man and loved by all. We know that he will be missed by you, but we know he is in a far greater place than we. You are in our continued thoughts and prayers.
    Thad and LuAnn Coverstone

  17. John Coleman Says:

    Nancy, Scott, Heather, Tood and Chad,

    Lois and I were deeply saddened by the loss of Paul. I have known him as one of the cousins on the Porter side of my family for my entire 58 years. We could certainly tell you people had put a lot of thought into the funeral and it was a great thing as a final tribute to Paul’s great life. I noticed my father picuted in at least one of the slides on the DVD that was played at the church. While I was not born at the time it was taken, I remember my parents talking about going to Bay de Noc, Michigan (near Gladstone, MI) with Edith, Ben and Paul when he was a small child. The picture I am referencing shows Ben and Paul near some boats at a lake setting, the other person standing in the picture wearing a helmet type sun hat is my father. I particularly enjoyed the words from Larry Smith and Lois and I also had the pleasure of sharing lunch and conversation with him back at the church. What a super guy Larry is to be sure. I remembered him doing Edith’s funeral and he sure has a way with words that seem to be very appropriate at times like these.

    May God bless and keep your family strong and together.

    John & Lois Coleman

  18. Marianne Darr Norman Says:

    Nancy, May the peace of our Lord continue to uphold you and your family. Marianne

  19. Darlene Creech Says:

    Nancy and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Paul was a special husband, father and grandfather. We know that he isn’t suffering any longer and is now an angel watching over all of you.

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