WAPELLA — Ronald M. Ziegler, 77, of Wapella, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 21, 2019) surrounded by his loved ones at his family residence.
Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Chaplain Bob Goebel officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Fire Department or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
Ronald was born April 9, 1942, in New Salem, the son of Wilbur and Hazel Galloway Ziegler. He married Dianne Kay Hoffman Aug. 25, 1962, in Clinton. She passed away Jan. 15, 2009.
Survivors include his children, Deborah K. (Michael) Brady, Wapella; Kelly R. (Jason) Gearhart, Dixon; and Ronald Stephen Ziegler, Pana; six grandchildren; sweetheart, Joan Koons, Clinton; siblings, Joyce, Mount Pulaski; Vickey, Farmer City; and David, Sun City, Ariz.
Ronald served the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1961. He was a member of the Clinton Fire Department from 1969-2004 as well as the FOE Lodge 593.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Eagles, Harbor Light Hospice and the Clinton Fire Department.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Eagles, Harbor Light Hospice and the Clinton Fire Departme