Aurelle Ziegler Davenport, Iowa Died on Monday, April 3rd, 2017
9:30 to 10:30 am Friday, April 7th, 2017 Weerts Funeral Home
10:30 am Friday, April 7th, 2017 Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: National Cemetery
Our angel Aurelle Ziegler passed away the morning of Monday, April 3, 2017, at the age of 89 alongside family. She resided in Davenport Iowa with her husband of 66 years, Wayne Ziegler, and was undergoing treatment for the complications of pneumonia with exceptional care at Trinity Hospital, Bettendorf.
Aurelle was born in Mobile, Alabama to Joseph Ott and Isabelle Fell. She often reflected happily on the simple life she shared with her five brothers and sister-- catching crawdads, baking cornbread with the cracklins, and making flour sack clothing that her mother helped her sew.
In 1950 Aurelle met Wayne while waitressing the soda bar at Walgreens in Alabama. He was a young man-in-uniform from Monona, Iowa, stationed at the Brookley Air Force Base. They led a storied courtship before marrying on the 1st of March, 1951 in Lucedale, Mississippi. They shared exceptional kindness, humor, and joy in their years together. Wayne affectionately called her “pugs”, and she nicknamed him “monkey”.
She was a family-oriented woman with three children who made her enormously proud-- Shelia Snook, Kevin Ziegler, and Vanessa Ziegler. Aurelle was generous and giving, and freely volunteered her time with the church, babysat for friends, and served those in need at the Friendly House thrift store and food pantry. Wayne and Aurelle were known to dress up at Christmastime as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and visit charities. She loved roses, the color blue, and country western music. Her favorite activities late in life included crafting, road tripping south, and spending time with her eight grand-daughters and twelve great-grandchildren.
Aurelle is also survived by her brother Ray Ott and his wife Eunice. She is preceded in death by her sister Juanita Robertson, and brothers Leroy Ott, Oscar Ott, Herman Ott, Ted Ott and several nieces and nephews.
Her life and memory will be celebrated on Friday April 7th with visitation at 9:30 and memorial service at 10:30am, at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, with Rev. Dr. Kerrin Kirkpatrick officiating. Final place of interment will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, with a luncheon following at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1809 Mississippi Boulevard, Bettendorf.
The Ziegler family would like to send a special thank you the parish nurses, Brenda Sherrick and Carol Jackson, and Pastor Kerrin at Asbury United Methodist Church. The family is endlessly grateful for the love and support of friends and family.
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