Walter C. Zeigler

August 05, 1911 ‒ September 20, 2008

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Walter C. Zeigler, 97, died peacefully on September 20 at his residence at 420 North Delaware Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio.

He was born on August 5, 1911 to John and Ida (Carroll) Zeigler on a farm near Olive Green in Delaware County.

He graduated from Sunbury High School in 1929 and survived every male member of his class.

He married Ruth Liggett of Fulton on September 7, 1935 and they enjoyed 73 years of a loving and caring marriage.

He retired from farming in 1951 and spent the next 25 years at the HPM plant in Mount Gilead. The Zeigler’s had their first farm near Marengo and later in the Centerburg and Ashley areas.

For fifty years he was active in the Morrow County Democratic party. He was an avid golfer for many years and could be seen almost daily at the Pine Lake course in Mount Gilead until age caught up with him. He was also an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan and could talk sports with the best.

He and his wife were Amway distributors for more than 40 years and enjoyed making deliveries and making new friends for the business.

Walter will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by those who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters and a son and their spouses, Helen and Paul Collins of Marengo, Melvin and Betty Zeigler of Reynoldsburg, and Debbie and Dan McCardle of Mount Gilead; 6 grandchildren Travis and Greta Zeigler of Reynoldsburg, Brett McCardle of Covington, KY, Amberly McCardle of Mount Gilead, Amanda and her husband T.J. “Tom” Selby of Highland Heights, KY, and Melanie and her husband Mark Dickman of Worthington; 4 great granddaughters Alexis and Payton Selby and April and Courtney Dickman; and a great grandson Chris Dickman; a daughter-in-law Linda Zeigler of Columbus; sister-in-law Faye Ryon of Denver, N.C.; and nephews Dan and Courtney Ryon of Raleigh N.C., Mike and Bonnie Ryon of Denver, N.C., Tom and Lynn Ryon of Spring, TX, and Bernard and Dorothy Patrick of Delaware; and many great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son William in 1983 and his sisters Helen in 1999 and Ruth in 1963.

Services will not be held and a private burial will take place in Fulton Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements have been placed in care of Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Morrow County Hospice, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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