Obituary of William Ziegler

William Charles Ziegler, age 78, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at his home. He was born April 16, 1943, in Girard, KS, the son of John and Mary Zupancic Ziegler. He married Joyce Taylor on August 12, 1967, in Ft. Scott. She preceded him in death on October 27, 2018.

Bill worked for the Frisco/Burlington Northern Railroad until retirement.

He served in the United States Air Force.

Bill enjoyed fishing, yard work, time with friends, and driving around town checking on family.

He loved spending time with family, always looking for helpful projects to complete. Bill loved life and his devoted wife Joyce.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Ziegler, Ft. Scott; a son Dennis Ziegler and wife Lisa, Ft. Scott; a sister, Marie Schettler and husband Leo, Plano, TX; a step-sister, Donna Doti, Terre Haute, IN; 4 grandchildren, Tristen Ziegler, Peyton Ziegler, Nakesha Young, and Keagen Young; 2 great-grandchildren, Kynden Miller and Kaesyn Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife Joyce, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Thomure; a brother, John Ziegler; a step-sister, Margaret Evens; and his parents.

Kenny Blake will conduct funeral services at 10:00 Tuesday, July 27th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Marmaton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Monday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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