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1935 Hella 2021

Hella K Zeigler

February 5, 1935 — October 10, 2021

Hella K. Zeigler, age 86, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 3:05 pm on Sunday October 10, 2021, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe, Columbia City.  Born on February 5, 1935, in Mannheim, Germany, she was the daughter of Tobias and Suzanna (Schroder) Mayer.

Hella was schooled in Germany and then came to the United States in 1955.  On February 18, 1956, she married John Zeigler in Columbia City.  Hella worked as a cafeteria lunch lady for the Whitley County Schools for 35 years until her retirement in 2009.  Hella enjoyed cooking, traveling, theatre, and anything with the arts.  She was also a member of American Legion Post #98 Ladies Auxiliary, Columbia City.

Survivors include her children Gary (Diane) Zeigler of Columbia City, Bryan (Laura) Zeigler of Leesburg, and Andrea (Karl) Sontag of Loveland, CO; grandchildren Kristen, Courtney, Leslie, and Joseph; great-granddaughter Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband John Zeigler.

Friends may call on Wednesday October 13, 2021, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday October 14, 2021, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City.

Memorial contributions in memory of Hella may be made to Peabody Children’s Library Fund, Riley Children’s Hospital, or Miller’s at Oak Pointe Activity Fund.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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