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Zona G. Ziegler

Aug 19, 1928 - Oct 31, 2021


Zona Gerene Ziegler, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully October 31, with loved ones by her side. Born August 19, 1928, in Tracy Minnesota, Zona was the youngest of four children and only daughter of Mortimer Cady and Anna (Lynn) Cady. She met her husband, Frederick “Fred” Ziegler on a blind date, set up by her future sisters-in-law. They married in 1949, moved to Sheboygan in 1950, and together raised seven daughters. Throughout her 36-year marriage, she cooked, cleaned, sewed, knitted, took care of children, was involved in PTA, church activities, Eastern Star, and more, all while helping her husband manage Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home and Juvenile Furniture store.
Zona is survived by her seven daughters, Gerene (Bruce) Dahmer, Susan Dolgner, Cheryl (Mike) Fritsch, Lora (Dee) Au, Shelley (Patrick) Hennen, Virgene Mata, and Gayle (Mark) Schaub, thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, and brother, Ward Cady, of McKinney, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Ziegler, brothers Lynn and Dale Cady, sisters-in-law Frances Cady and Delores Cady, and granddaughter, Sarah Fritsch.
Zona faced heartbreak with strength and grace, losing her husband in 1985 and her granddaughter in 2006. She acknowledged and accepted life’s ups and downs, and never turned down an opportunity to enjoy a good time. She loved to travel and was game for anything. She explored Italy, cruised through the Caribbean, visited her daughter and son-in-law in Egypt three times, saw Israel and Palestine, and toured Poland and France with a neighbor. Zona also visited the many states in which her daughters lived, including Virginia, California, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario, and Quebec.
In more recent years, Zona found joy in spending time with family, watching her grandsons race cars, doing puzzles, playing games, enjoying a good meal, and sipping a good martini.
Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Lorri Steward from Ebenezer United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at
The family wished to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of The Shores of Sheboygan, Rocky Knoll Health Care Center and Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.


Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Glen Hilpertshauser & Edie

So sorry to hear about your Mom. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Duane Cady

Sandy and I will miss Aunt Zona. We visited her on most of our many visits to Sheboygan and always found her cheerful and with a very sharp sense of humor. We wish we could be with the family for the service but my recent surgery prevents travel. We're grateful for her frequent visits with my dad (her big brother Dale) and for her wonderful remarks at his memorial service in 2019. Take comfort in the many memories of good times and of her room-brightening smile.

Jean Krause

We are so sorry to hear of Zona's passing. She will be missed. Although we cannot attend the services, be assured that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jean & Gordon Krause

Cindy Murray Au

Lora & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you as you celebrate your mother's life. Condolences to all, I will keep you in my prayers!

Bob and Lynn Koops

So sorry to hear about your mom, Shelley, she was a wonderful lady. We will be praying for God’s peace for you and your family.

William Block

To all of the Ziegler Children, We were neighbors of your parents on Swift Avenue back in the 60's and early 70's. We remember each one of you and wish to give you our deepest sympathies on the passing of your most special Mom. May the God of all comfort be with you all. We are so sorry. William and Judith Block

Deborah Hewitt

Sorry for you loss. Sending prayers to the family. Enjoyed visiting Zona with the Ebenezer Visitors Group. Very sweet and kind lady.