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William "Bill" Ziegler

October 19, 1940 — December 22, 2019

WEATHER DELAY: in anticipation of a winter storm, all services for Bill will be delayed 24 hours. This includes the visitation and prayer service, as well as his funeral. Time changes are reflected below.


William "Bill" Darrel Ziegler, 79, of Moorhead, MN, formerly of Georgetown, MN, was born October 19, 1940, in St. Ansgar's Hospital in Moorhead. He passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

William was the son of Carl and Veryle (Barclay) Ziegler. He was baptized November 24,1940, by Rev. Krenzke and confirmed on June 13, 1954, by Pastor Eyrich Hansen, both at Christ Lutheran Church, Georgetown. Bill attended country school near Georgetown and graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN, in 1958.

Bill married Marlis Fahrlander on November 7, 1959, in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, by Rev. Walter Hannemann.

Bill started farming in 1962, and was also part owner of Ziegler Construction, both of Georgetown. In 1965, Bill and Marlis purchased the Stein Farm from the Prichard family. He served on the Georgetown Township Board and Elevator Board. He also served on the Buffalo Red Watershed Board and West Central Regional Development Commission. Bill was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Georgetown where he was also Treasurer. In 1974, Moorhead Jaycees awarded him the Outstanding Young Farmer in Clay County. In 2017, Bill retired from farming.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marlis; four children, Carl (Lori), Moorhead, Andrea (Ture Peterson), Williston, ND, Jennifer (Mike Dahnke) Moorhead, and Paul (Raeleen), Springfield, MO; nine grandchildren, Kristi (Mike) Eslinger, Cooperstown, ND, Erica (Spencer) Hilde, Moorhead, Kylie Cook, Moorhead, Alison Peterson, Williston, Kari (Wade) Meyers, Moorhead, Brad Ziegler, West Fargo, ND, Victoria Ziegler, Kansas City, MO, Anna Peterson (Braden Henningsgard), Grand Forks, ND, and Lukas Ziegler, Columbia, MO; four great-grandchildren, Jack and Maleigh Cook, and Audrey and Lauren Eslinger; brother, Kenneth "Buz"(Lois) Ziegler, Georgetown; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Ziegler, Surprise, AZ; stepgrandchildren, Jed (Meghan) Dahnke, Bobbi (Beau) Tweten, and Shawna Dahnke; stepgreat-grandchildren, Wyatt, Piper, Landon, and Broden Dahnke, and Kaeli and Elise Tweten; and sisters-in-law, Mavis Jones, Fargo, Jane (Gene) Determan, Moorhead, and Lois (Conrad) Krabbenhoft, Moorhead.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lloyd, Robert, Lorraine Finney, David, and Linda; and in-laws, Henry and Anna Fahrlander.

The family would like to say a thank you to Dr. Tinjum of Sanford, Dr. Gupta of RMCC, and Liz from Ethos Hospice.

Visitation for Bill will be Monday, December 30, 2019, from 5 - 7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

His funeral will be Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 11 AM, in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

Burial will be in Wild Rose Cemetery, Georgetown.

Cemetery Details Wild Rose Cemetery Georgetown, MN 56546


DEC 30. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer Service

DEC 30. 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Funeral Service

DEC 31. 11:00 AM (CT)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

1000 - 14th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

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