Obituary: George Norman Ziegler (Feb. 24, 1923 – March 5, 2012)

By Submitted March 17, 2012 12:00 am

Former Crescent City resident, George Norman Ziegler, 89, of Grants Pass, died on Monday, March 5, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2012, at Chapel of the Valley – L.B. Hall Funeral Home. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or HASL Independent Abilities Center, 305 NE E St., Grants Pass, OR 97526.

He was born February 24, 1923 in Fisher, Wash., to Edward and Pearl Ziegler. On September 16, 1942, in Carson, Wash., he married Leona Fuller, who survives. In 1947, they moved to Crescent City, where he owned and operated his own logging company in Del Norte County for many years until his retirement. In 1986, he and his wife moved to Grants Pass.

He enjoyed gardening, his grandchildren and animals. He was a member of the Rogue River Valley Grange in Grants Pass.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Harlan (Betty) Ziegler of Crescent City,  Richard (Angie) Ziegler of Grants Pass; a brother, Wesley Ziegler of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Michelle (Tim) O’Toole, Marissa Ziegler, Ricky Ziegler, Nicky Ziegler, Angela Ziegler, Amber Ziegler, M. Ziegler, Amy Ziegler, Brittany Villa and Brooke Villa; and numerous great-grandchildren. A son, Harvey Ziegler, and two brothers, Howard and Raymond Ziegler, died before him.

— Submitted by Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home