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Elinor Dorothy Foth Ziegler

Death 10 Dec 2012 (aged 93)
Burial Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 103781848 · View Source
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Elinor Dorothy (Foth) Ziegler, of Sparta, died peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Methodist Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta. She was born in Spring Valley (Norwalk) on December 17, 1918 to Frank and Mollie (Vieth) Foth.

After graduating from high school, she met and married Carrol J. Ziegler who was working as a farmer and they started married life on a farm in Pleasant Valley. Soon they were able to move to the Foth farm in Coles Valley where they raised their three children and lived until retirement.

Elinor was very active in church choir, serving as an organist in the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church and a member of Ladies Aid groups at church and in the Homemakers Clubs in the county. She also participated in census taking and was actively involved in election activities in the Town of Adrian.

She was known for her excellent baking and cooking. She was interested in gardening and especially loved to make floral arrangements from her own garden. She was a loyal and active member of the United Methodist Church after the merger of the Methodist Church with the EUB church in 1968.

Elinor is survived by her children, Nancy (Don) Hensel of Gaithersburg, Md; William (Marilynn) Ziegler of Menomonie; Connie Ziegler of Milwaukee; four grandchildren: Michelle (Rittie) Chuaprasert, Brian Hensel, Katherine (Anthony) Ziegler-Tang, Jared Ziegler; 3 great-grandchildren: Elana, Alicia and Landon Chuaprasert; sisters-in-law, Virginia (Ziegler) Krueger of Harpers Valley, Iowa, Leona Ziegler of Sparta, Wisconsin, and Lavina Ziegler of Ripon, Wisconsin, former daughter-in-law, Sandra Ziegler, sister-in-law, Lorraine Foth; and many, many nieces and nephews as well as friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carrol; brothers Philip, Wilbur, Henry, Franklin and sisters Minnie, Agnes and Fern; and a great-grandson, Jack Ethanael An-Ling Tang.

A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church on Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m. with Reverend Rey Diaz officiating. Burial will follow at the Hope Cemetery, Sparta.

Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services. Gifts for memorials should be directed to the Morrow Memorial Home, 331 South Water Street, Sparta, WI, 54656.

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  • Created by: Susanna Parrish
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103781848
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elinor Dorothy Foth Ziegler (17 Dec 1918–10 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103781848, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Susanna Parrish (contributor 46929622) .