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Donald J. "Ziggy" Ziegman Print E-mail

Ziggy ZiegmanDonald J. “Ziggy” Ziegman, 86 years old, of Elyria, Ohio died suddenly on Monday, April 23, 2012 at his home.

Don was born on September 4, 1925 in Elyria, Ohio and was a retired camera technician and photographer. He was a veteran of the United States Navy veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of St. Jude Church, the church’s Holy Name Society and 26 Week Club, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus serving as faithful commander, VFW Post 1079, American Legion Post 12 for 66 years, and the past president of St. Jude and St. Agnes Federal Credit Union.

Don was still an avid photographer, he carried his camera everywhere. Don was an active recycler, keeping busy after retirement. He enjoyed reading, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Filomena C. Ziegman (nee Cutin) of 58 years; eight children, Margaret Lewis, Gerard Ziegman, Kevin (Carrie) and Keith (Charity) Ziegman, Sylvia I. (Jay) Alberts, Cynthia R.(Al) Backus, Sheila A. Schmittle, and Kathyrn E.(Scott) Dillen; 19 grandchildren and8 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Norbert; and his sister, Rosemary Woconish.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert M. and Marguerite I. (nee Foster) Ziegman and one brother, Eugene Ziegman.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Friday, April 27 ,2012 from 4-8PM. Closing prayers will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. followed by mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, Ohio at 10:30 A.M. with the Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor and Reverend Father John Vrana officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Church or Elyria Catholic Scholarship Fund.

» 13 Condolences and Greetings
Cindy DeFilippo
sent Monday, 21 May 2012 14:49
Margie, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy
Tony Woconish
sent Sunday, 20 May 2012 19:16
To the Ziegman family.... My thoughts and Prayers go out to you. Uncle Don was a member of the \\\"Greatest Generation\\\" who fought and won WWII, came home raised a family, worked and served the Church and community for over 60 years. Leaving us an example of hard work, faithfullness and \\\" to volunteer\\\" to help out . He had a large smile and a big hearty laugh. God Bless to you all. Tony Woconish.
Wanda Jurco and family
sent Sunday, 29 April 2012 09:23
Our deepest sympathy to Mrs Ziegman and all her children. We only have very fond memories of your beloved husband/father and all of your lovely family. We live with faith and hope to see our loved ones again soon in eternal glory and everlasting love with Him who made us, Our Beloved God. You are in our prayers. Love, The Jurco Family
Elke Thrasher
sent Friday, 27 April 2012 04:12
My deepest condolences to the Ziegman family.
Amy & Terrel Henderson
sent Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:59
Cindy and the Ziegman family: Our thoughts and prayers to you on the loss of your Dad and your Aunt. I remember them both when one of them would stop in St Jude's on occasion when your Mom was my 2nd grade teacher. Thinking of you, Amy Jacksonville, FL
Ron Combs
sent Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:47
My deepest condolences to the Ziegman family. You were truly blessed to have such man in your lives and I am sure he will be forever missed.
Donna Nenzoski
sent Thursday, 26 April 2012 07:23
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless you all. Sincerely, Donna Nenzoski (from York)
bill groomes
sent Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:18
kevin and family. condolences on the loss of your dad. he was a genuine good guy. i always appreciated his support and encouragement. i hope that your family can cherish fond memories as you walk through this tough time. bill groomes ec '67
Jim & Donna Lewis
sent Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:44
Our thoughts and prayers To Fely and all family members. Mr. Ziegman was truely a fine man and an honorable Veteran to this Country.
Susan Yost Smith
sent Wednesday, 25 April 2012 07:35
My thought and prayers go to the family. I'll always remember your warm smile and great conversations whenever we would see each other. In fond memory, Susan Yost Smith (daughter of Leonard & Roberta)
John Glover
sent Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:15
Sorry to hear about your lose. Ziggy became my friend when he used to work on my camera. At that time, he and I were camera buffs and we'd talk for hours about cameras. He was a good man and had a heart of gold. He will be missed. John Glover
Jane Strauss
sent Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:03
My name was Jane Lahiff & I grew up just down the street from the Ziegman family on 7th Street in Elyria. I read about Don's passing and thought about all the kids. We had such good times back then and I was pleased to see that you are all still in the area, as am I. So, my sympathies go out to all of you who loved Don. And Hi to Norbert & Rosemary. In Fond Rememberence, Jane Lahiff Strauss
Cynthia Backus
sent Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:21
To My Dearest Father, I know you will always be watching over us and making sure we use the correct setting on our cameras when we take pictures ;). Thank you for teaching us how to be selfless and giving, for loving us unconditionally and for being the best role model a father could be. We will forever miss your smile and warm touch--but know you will live in our thoughts and hearts forever. The heavens have gained an Angel with a spirit that will never die in Us. All our Love, Cynthia, Al and Ryan Backus
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