Gary Lee Ziegler, 69, of Brown County, passed into eternal life with his family by his side at 5:39 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Huntington to the late Wilbur Clifford Ziegler and Laura Betty (Plasterer) Ziegler.
Gary was an active member of Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Secular Order of Franciscans and Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He felt a call to help others and was active in the jail ministry at the Bartholomew County Jail and was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for several years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road, with Monsignor Bill Stumpf and Deacon Bill Jones officiating.
Following the mass, he will be laid to rest in Christiansburg Cemetery in Brown County near the family home.
Friends are invited to a time of visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th Street in Columbus, and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Memorial contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Brown County, P.O. Box 577, Nashville, IN 47448, or through the funeral home.
Gary is survived by his wife, Caryl (Varva) Ziegler, to whom he would have been married for 47 years on Aug, 22. To this union were born two children, Chris (Michelle) Ziegler of Paddock Lake, Wisconsin, and Beth (Christopher) Mohr of Edinburgh. Gary is also survived by two sisters, JoAnn (David) Nix of Huntington and Joyce (Steve) Parkison of Olympia, Washington; a brother, Lamar (Kay) Ziegler of Noblesville; and two grandchildren, Logan Ziegler and Celine Garczynski.
Friends and family are invited to light a virtual candle, share memories of Gary and send condolences to the Ziegler family via the Internet, at jewellrittman.com.