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Jan 21, 1956

Frederick Ziegler, 39, of 1432 Rose Marie Avenue, Evansville, a commercial artist employed by Graphic Arts in Evansville died very unexpectedly early today at Welborn Memorial Baptist Hospital there a few hours after he entered the hospital following a coronary attack.


He is a former Mt. Vernon resident.  His father, Frederick Ziegler, resides at 613 East  Fourth street.  A wife, Barbara, and two son, also survive.


The body has been brought to Short-Niehaus Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.



Jan 28, 1956

Funeral services will be conducted in Mt. Vernon Tuesday for Frederick J. Ziegler, 39, of 1432 Rosemarie avenue, Evansville, a native of Mt. Vernon whose sudden death at 8:55 a.m. Saturday ended a promising career as a commercial artist.

The deceased an employe of Graphic Arts, Evansville, died in Welborn Memorial Baptist Hospital in Evansville which he entered Thursday night.  A coronary condition apparently caused death.


The body is at the Short Niehaus Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where the funeral service will be conducted in ShortNiehaus chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.  Officiating clergymen will be Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, Mt. Vernon and Rev. Mel Ludwig, pastor of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, Evansville of which Mr. Ziegler was an active member.


The deceased had a long period of combat service in the 34th Field Artillery, 9th Division, during world War II, taking part in the Normandy, North France, Rheinland, Central Europe, Ardennes, Tunisia and Sicily campaigns.  He achieved the rank of master sergeant and was awarded both the Silver Star and Bronze Star along with the American Defense Medal and E. M. E. Theater ribbon.  During the North African campaign he and two comrades in arms compiled the brochure, "34th Field Artillery-Nineth Division," to which Ziegler contributed a score of cartoons.


Born in Mt. Vernon, the son of Fred Ziegler and Ada Ridenour Ziegler, the deceased early showed his artistic talent in Mt. Vernon public schools.  Following his graduation from Mt. Vernon High school he entered Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati and while a student there enlisted in the Army.  Following his military service he entered John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and while a student there met his wife, the then Barbara Broadus, Monroe Mich., also a student in Herron Art Institute.


Surviving in addition to the wife are two sons, Dean S. and Mark James, and the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziegler, Mt. Vernon, the latter rearing the late deceased from the age of three years.


Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; a brother, John Richter, Mt. Vernon, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Lengelsen, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Carrie Rohry, Evansville.




Originally submitted by Betty Sellers