September 3, 2020
Roger D. “Charlie” Zeigler, 67, of Mankato, died Aug. 25, 2020, in his home in Mankato. He was born in Red Cloud, Neb., to Byron and Ilene Zeigler. Ilene later remarried and moved to Burr Oak, where Roger and his siblings were raised by Ilene and stepfather, Max Bell. Roger attended Burr Oak Schools and graduated in 1972.
Roger met the love of his life, Linda A. (Crouch) Zeigler, and married Dec. 21, 1973. Roger enjoyed the outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing and time with family and friends. He loved animals and later in life he grew more affectionate to cats especially homeless and injured cats nursing them back to health.
Roger was a dedicated and hard worker, starting at the age of 14 until he retired in 2018. He worked for the Dubuque Packing Company, Downs Pork Packing Plant, Ost Dethloff and Ost (ODO) Farm, and finally ending his blue-collar career with the Jewell County Road Department. Roger was known by many alias’s, Husband, Hun, Dad, Popo, Grandpa, Charlie, Chaz, Uncle and Pappy. He was a devout husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Zeigler; daughter, Kimberly Loomis (Marvin) of Mankato; sons, Shane Zeigler (Cassy) of Hays, Brenton Zeigler (Leah) of Jericho, Vt., and Travis Zeigler (Nicolette) of Wamego; siblings, Rodney Zeigler of Burr Oak, Rejeana Stithem of Salina, Dorothy Bell of Mankato, and Max (Butch) Bell of Salina; grandchildren, Autumn Loomis, Patrick Loomis, Byron Zeigler, Jackson Zeigler, and Katie Zeigler; step-grandchildren, Brice Loomis, Kevin Loomis and Lynn Loomis; great-grandchild, Octavia Loomis; step-great-grandchildren, Isabella Loomis, Carson and MaKinley Wagner and Reagan Loomis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron Zeigler, Max Bell and Ilene Bell.
His graveside funeral was at 10 a.m., at Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday, Aug. 29, with Pastor Thadd Hinkle officiating. Visitation was from 1 to 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at Melby Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brodstone Foundation (Chemo Infusion Center) in Superior; or Solomon Valley Hospice Care in c/o of Melby Mortuary P.O. Box 384, Mankato, Kan. 66956. Online condolences may be left at http://www.melbymortuary.com .