Ziegler Eldon Arthur Ziegler, age 73, of Columbus, died peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Retired VP of Industry Affairs, former VP of Claims for Nationwide Insurance. Formerly associated with Wausau Insurance. Instrumental in the establishment of the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Earned his Bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Member of All Saints Lutheran Church. An avid outdoorsman, Eldon enjoyed hunting and fishing. Preceded in death by wife Mitzi Mattes Ziegler, parents Art E. and Marion Ziegler, brother DuWayne Ziegler. Survived by loving wife, Marilyn; devoted children, Jeffrey (Bill) and Chris (Marsha) Ziegler, Robin Chandler and Courtney (Gary) Kazatsky; sister, Erline (Russell) VandeBerg; brother, Dwight (Linda) Ziegler; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other cherished extended family. Memorial Service 7 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High Street, Worthington, where the family will be receiving visitors for 1 hour prior to service. Rev. Bonnie Gerber officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 in Eldon's memory. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com to send on-line condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 20, 2013