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 Post subject: Dans obituary
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:45 pm 
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Obituary for Dan M. Ziegler
Princeton – Dan M. Ziegler, 62, from Princeton, IL passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at his home, in his recliner, surrounded by his family. Which is exactly the way he wanted it.

Dan was born on July 8, 1957 to Louis and Ruth (Noyes) Ziegler in Princeton, IL. He was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of 1975. He married Georgene Budach on September 1, 1978 at the 1st Lutheran in Princeton, IL. He started out working at Eagles grocery store as a stocker before he started his own business, Ziegler’s & Son’s carpet cleaning. He was a master at his craft. He was a member of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Moose Lodge and the Aruba Swamp Monkeys.

He enjoyed working. Even if he would have won the lottery, Dan would have found some way to clean carpets. He took great pride in his work and it showed. He loved grilling out with family and friends, watching a funny You Tube video and enjoying a bag (or case) of beef jerky. You would never catch him without it. He loved camping at the Hi-Tide in Leland, IL and socializing. He just really loved people and good conversations. He and his family also loved traveling to Aruba, a place that he had gone to sometimes twice a year. He adored his family and spending time with his grandbabies who were the light of his life.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Georgene Ziegler of Princeton, IL; his mother Ruth Ziegler of Tiskilwa, IL; three sons, Aaron (Kelssi) Ziegler of Prairie Du Chien, WI, Adam (Heather) Ziegler of Princeton, IL and Daniel (Kristi) Ziegler of Princeton, IL; two grandchildren Gabby and Damien; his mother-in-law, Eva Coats of Princeton, IL; two brothers, Ronnie (Charlotte) Ziegler and Larry (Paula) Ziegler; one sister-in-law, Michele Ziegler; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins and
his beloved furry friend, his dog Mia.

Preceded in death by his father, Louis Ziegler, and two father-in-law’s, George Budach and Richard Coats.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

A visitation will be held at Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. & Monuments on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A private family service will follow as well as private burial. The family ask that you respect Dan’s wishes regarding this matter.


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Thank you Ronnie. :cry: Guess this makes it 'real'.

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My thoughts exactly, Ann :cry:


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Yes, it does. :( Reading it makes me cry again. I love it that the Aruba swamp monkeys are mentioned.


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Thank you Ronnie. :cry: :cry: :cry:


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Thank you Ronnie~

made me chuckle thinking about all the unknown folks that they will be googling "Swamp Monkeys"...

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I love a well written obituary....and Dan's was very well written. Love that the Swamp Monkeys were mentioned....it made me ugly cry (again).
A wonderful man who lived a wonderful life. No mother should have to bury a child.

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Yup, tears here as well....

However, it is a comfort that "he was at his home, in his recliner, surrounded by his family. Which is exactly the way he wanted it."

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MuyLinda23 wrote:
Yup, tears here as well....

However, it is a comfort that "he was at his home, in his recliner, surrounded by his family. Which is exactly the way he wanted it."


Absolutely. That's our Big Papa. :(

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Thank you Ronnie---still hard to believe he's gone

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Thanks Ronnie.

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MuyLinda23 wrote:
Yup, tears here as well....

However, it is a comfort that "he was at his home, in his recliner, surrounded by his family. Which is exactly the way he wanted it."

My immediate thought on reading this was...a lot more comfortable than in a hospital, or on a bench! His stories and his way of showing his tender heart will forever stay with me. Our gentle giant, who gave wonderful bear hugs!


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I almost never come on the Swamp Monkeys but for some reason just did. Very sad to read about Dan.

I sparred with Dan when he first came on the BB years ago and he gave it right back and was always a good sport. I remember him always writing about the fun he and Georgene had in Aruba.

Seeing Dans age I am yet again reminded that "only the good die young".

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Thank you Ronnie~

made me chuckle thinking about all the unknown folks that they will be googling "Swamp Monkeys"...


Me too. I love that it was included as he will be greatly missed in the swamp

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