Jeffrey Ziegler, 48, of Staples, passed away June 13, 2016 in Jamestown, ND.
Memorial services were held June 20 at the Camp Ripley Base Chapel in Little Falls.
Interment was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.
Jeff was born November 3, 1967 in Staples to Richard and Ann (Freiberg) Ziegler. He graduated from Staples High School in 1986 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was proud to be part of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his honorable discharge, Jeff attended Central Lakes College for Heavy Equipment Operations. He worked for William D. Scepaniak Construction Company for the past 23 years. Jeff was united in marriage to Kristen Deering on May 2, 1991 in Sisseton, SD. The couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. They made their home in Staples. Jeff enjoyed fishing, darts, horseshoes, camping at the 5th Crow Wing Lake, driving, babies, his puppy, Gus-Gus and visiting with family and friends.
Jeff is survived by his wife; two daughters, Brittany and Jenna (Andrew) Jobe; one son, Justin; four sisters, Marie (Ron) Weber, Deb Ziegler, Shelly Wilds, Barb (Greg) Dvorak; four brothers, Donald (Michele) Ziegler, James (Tina) Ziegler, Steve Ziegler, Greg (Kate) Ziegler; his father; many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann in 1999.