Joseph H. Ziegler, 88, Bloomington

Joseph H. Ziegler, age 88 of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 10:35 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana after a nine month battle with Leukemia.

Joe was born in Dubois, Indiana on May 24, 1932 to John W. and Emily E. (Neukam) Ziegler. He married Mary Fritch on May 11, 1991 in Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville, IN.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Bloomington, Indiana after many years of service.

Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major. He was a member of the American Legion Post #147 and the VFW Post #673 in Jasper. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 18 Burton Woolery in Bloomington.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington and the National Federal Retiree's Association.

Surviving is his wife; Mary V. Ziegler of Bloomington, one daughter; Laura J. Stull (Tim), Bloomington, one step daughter; Geralyn Heichelbech, Huntingburg, one step son; Joe Fritch (Lorri), Evansville, six grandchildren; Levi, Luke, and Lily Stull, and Olivia, Tanner, and Owen Fritch, one sister; Georgia Schneider, Dubois, one niece and several nephews.

Preceding him death was one son; John Ziegler, two brothers; Charlie Ziegler and Levi "Butch" Ziegler, and one son-in-law; Lee Heichelbech.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, all funeral arrangements will be delayed for Joseph H. Ziegler. Future arrangements will be determined by Becher Kluesner Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington, St. John's Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads, or a favorite charity.

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