James “Jamie” Anthony Ziegler Jr. was born in Monroe on June 23, 1976. He was one of three children the only son born from the union of James A. Ziegler Sr. and Mary (McMullin) Ziegler. James attended Monroe Schools graduating high school in 1994. He proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corp serving his country honorably through tours in Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Jamie was a very hard and dedicated worker. For the past six years he had supported his family with employment as a Millwright for Local 1102.
Jamie was well known for his kind manors and respect for others. He was helpful, considerate, and polite. Jamie loved to spend as much time with his children and family as possible. When he wasn’t with them, you could be assured that Jamie was still concerned about them since he was the consummate worrier.
James loved the great outdoors and nature. He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman. Jamie also loved to spend time on the greens enjoying a round of golf from time to time. Jamie was very creative and enjoyed challenging himself with new projects. Recently, he had been teaching himself to play the guitar.
James “Jamie” Anthony Ziegler Jr, age 38, of Newport passed away at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center at 6:12pm on Thursday, January 1, 2015. In addition to his maternal grandparents: Edward and Edith McMullin and his paternal grandparents: Wade and Jeanette Maddox, his passing was preceded by great grandparents: Ma and Tony “The Kite Man” Ziegler.
To cherish his memory James leaves his beloved parents: James and Mary Ziegler Sr. of Florida; his wife: Missi (Harris) Ziegler; two children: Hope Stoner (Ziegler) of Newport and Van Ziegler of Ashville, North Carolina; two sisters: Kemmerlyn (Joe) Immekus of Willis and Tammie (Todd) Murray of Monroe; his best friends: Cope, Jason, Brett and Shawn; two nieces; and four nephews.
Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway (734) 241-7070. A Celebration of His Life will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 also at Merkle’s with Pastor Dale Hayford of Crosswalk Community Church officiating. Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.
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