Joan Marie (Marzolf) Ziegler, 87, of St. Pete Beach, Fla., formerly of Maumee and Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Fla.
Born Sept. 11, 1930, in Fulton County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Charles and Reah (Acker) Marzolf.
Joan grew up in Fayette and graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1948. On Aug. 1, 1948, she married George D Ziegler and after 61 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 2009. Joan was a homemaker and business partner with her husband. The couple owned and operated a construction business in Fayette, and later a mobile home park in Thonotosassa Florida. In retirement, they split time between Maumee and St. Pete Beach.
Joan’s true passion was spending time with her family and caring for them. She was known to her family as a great cook, especially for her cinnamon rolls, a craft she passed down to younger generations. Joan was a skilled artist, and dog lover, and also worked as a veterinary assistant in Morenci.
Joan was a member of First Congregational Church in Toledo, Ohio, and Pass-A-Grille Community Church in St. Pete Beach.
Joan is survived by children Jolene (and Walt) Rogers of Peachtree City, Ga., Mike (and Kathy) Ziegler of Maumee, Ohio, and Holly Ziegler of St. Petersburg Fla.; grandchildren Chris (and Laura) Rogers, Reah (and Mattieu) Masquelet, Wesley Rogers, Matt (and Emily) Ziegler, Ryan Ziegler and Abby Ziegler; great-grandchildren CJ, Addison, Samantha, Kora, Ava, Claire and Norah.
In addition to her husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by sisters Ilva Donahoe, Mavis DeWulf and Wanda Davis.
Funeral services are planned at noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at Fayette Christian Church-Disciples, with Pastor Larry Vriezelaar officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled Saturday for an hour preceding the service at the church, beginning at 11 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.
Memorial contributions are suggested to SPCA Tampa Bay.