E. Jeanette Zeigler -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for E. Jeanette Zeigler will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the mausoleum chapel in Grandview Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. David O. Guenzel officiating.

Mrs. Zeigler, 92, of New Hope, Minn., formerly of Rochester and Red Wing, died Monday (Aug. 9, 2004) at Northridge Care Center in New Hope. She had suffered a stroke a month ago.

Evalyn Jeanette Olson was born Jan. 2, 1912, in Red Wing, and attended Red Wing High School, Red Wing Business School and Calhoun Secretarial School. On Sept. 10, 1937, she married George Ordman Zeigler in Red Wing. Her husband owned and managed General Warehouse Corp. in Rochester. He died Feb. 20, 1997. She lived in Red Wing until 1941, then in Des Moines until l946 and in Rochester from 1946 until moving to New Hope in 1997. She was a secretary for Red Wing Shoe Co. in Red Wing, and in Rochester, worked for the Minnesota Adjustment Bureau and was claims manager for Hirman Insurors until her retirement in 1974. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and its women's club and senior choir, served as church organist, was an active volunteer and belonged to the DOES. She had been active in music and the arts throughout her life and was an accomplished artist, painting in a variety of mediums.

Survivors include two daughters, Leahnell Jeanette (James) Hickman of Maple Grove, Minn., and Lynn Jay Zeigler of Ames, Iowa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter and a brother preceded her in death.

Friends may call half an hour before the service at the chapel. There will be no public reviewal.


Ranfranz &; Vine Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or ISU Foundation Keyboard Fund, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

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