Barbara Ziegelmann, 75Barbara Ann Ziegelmann, 75, died November 9, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Barbara Ann Ziegelmann, 75, died November 9, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Barbara was born April 27, 1934 in Albert Lea to Howard and Esther (Poole) Mitchell. She attended Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis and then went to the University of Minnesota where she earned a bachelor of arts degree.
Barbara was a homemaker, taking care of her children, and moved to Alexandria in 1971. On February 14, 1975, Barbara was united in marriage to Vernis Ziegelmann Sr. in Sisseton, SD. The family made their home in Alexandria. Barbara was confirmed on November 27, 1977 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley. In 1979 they moved to Newburgh, IN where they lived until 1984 and then moved back to Alexandria.
Barbara enjoyed cooking, crafts, knitting and volunteering at church and in the community. She loved to spend time at the family cabin on Sugar Lake and being with family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Vernis Ziegelmann Sr. of Alexandria; children, Victoria Dosland and husband, Robert Ramsett of Horace, ND, Michael Dosland and wife, Carolyn of Grafton, WI, Catherine Dosland Mara and husband, John of Burnsville, Vernis Ziegelmann Jr. and wife, Samantha of Duluth, David Ziegelmann and wife, Debbie of Alexandria, Patricia Wilson and husband, Michael of Rockport, IN, Cheryl Ziegelmann and fiancé, Cal Houle of Minneapolis; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Rogers of Kinsport, TN and Dorothy Farmer of Fort Mills, SC; and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Esther; and daughter, Rita Wilson.
A funeral service was held on Friday, November 13 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Wade Meyer officiating. Music was provided by organist, Elaine Hollis and soloist, Ken Bakalyar. Interment was at Ebenezer Lutherarn Cemetery in Leaf Valley Township. Casket bearers were Barbara’s grandchildren, Justin Ziegelmann, Adam Ziegelmann, Mark Ziegelmann, Christopher Hale, Leigh Hale, Jesse Mara, Catherine Croft and Elizabeth Kleinke. Honorary casket bearers were also Barbara’s grandchildren, Aurora Mara, Bryce Dosland, Emma Lee Dosland, Robert Dosland, Vernis Ziegelmann III, Kristel Baltazar and Krishia Baltazar.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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