James Ziegler

James Ziegler

MAHOMET – James E. Ziegler, 93, of Mahomet passed away at 5:05 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Farmer City.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church, 509 S. Mattis, Champaign.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at the church. Pastor Jeff Caithamer will officiate. Burial will be at 12:45 p.m. in Monticello Township Cemetery, Monticello.

James was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Champaign, a son of Edward T. and Florence Gunnersen Ziegler. He married Betty Louise Buckles on Oct. 10, 1942, in Mexico, Mo. She passed away Oct. 28, 2009.

Survivors include one son, William Paul (Pat) Ziegler of Mahomet; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Kelley, and one sister, Helen Whiteside.

James graduated from the University of Illinois. He served in the Army Air Corps. He worked as a farmer most of his life in southern Champaign County.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir for many years.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church Music Department or an organization of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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