Crowley Signal Post online:
CROWLEY A memorial mass was held
2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Saint
Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley for Mary Edith Fontenot
Ziegler, 79, who died at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2008, in Lafayette,
Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Michaels,
celebrated the Mass and the
committal services at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation was held Saturday from 12
p.m. until service time at
Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home.
The Rosary was prayed at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Ziegler, formerly of Newellton,
Louisiana, was born in Crowley to the
late Sidney and Mary Alice Barras Fontenot. She married her husband
years, John Burton Ziegler, in Crowley at St. Michaels. She spent
part of her life in banking, antiques, and family farming activities.
the author, with her mother Mary Alice Fontenot, of The Tensas Story.
was also a researcher for the genealogy archive of the State of Louisiana.
Mrs. Ziegler was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St.
Joseph, the Bruin-Vidal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution,
and the St. Joseph Arts Council. She was also a supporter of Tensas
from its inception. She was a cancer survivor. Since her husbands
2005, Mrs. Ziegler had resided in Lafayette.
Mrs. Ziegler was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, her brother
Robert Dale Fontenot, and her step-father Vincent L. Riehl.
She is survived by her children, Fritz
B. Ziegler and wife Margaret of
Covington; Robert H. Ziegler of Lafayette; Eric S. Ziegler and wife
Corte Madera, California; Christina Ziegler Bauerle and husband Chuck,
Joseph, Louisiana; and Dale A. Ziegler and wife Diana of Lafayette;
sister Julie Fontenot Landry of Laguna Woods, California; her grandchildren
Adam, Ben, John, and Molly Ziegler; Emily and Avery Ziegler; Matthew
Megan Bauerle; and Krystal and Karly Ziegler; three nieces and a nephew;
The family requests that in lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts be given to the
American Cancer Society or schools.
Arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson
Funeral Home, Inc. of Crowley