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Angela M. Ziegler

January 22, 1934 — November 15, 2020

Angela M. Ziegler

Angela “Angie” M. Ziegler, 86 of Devils Lake ND passed away early Sunday morning, November 15, 2020 at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.

Mass of Christian Burial for Angie’s family will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake with Reverend Steven Wirth, Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrating the Mass. The Mass will be live-streamed at www.facebook.com/stjosephdvl.    Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Walk through visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and masks are required. 

Angela Marie was born on January 22, 1934 on the home farm in Orin ND to Joe and Magdalena (Schaan) Vetsch.  She was the oldest of 8 children.  Angela attended country school in Balta ND, grades 1-3 where they spoke little English.  The teacher would correct her to speak English not German. 

The family moved to Devils Lake in 1942 where she attended St. Mary’s Academy.  She then went to work for North Western Bell Telephone Company as a long-distance operator. 

Angie met Leo Ziegler at a dance in Starkweather ND.  They married October 7, 1954 in Devils Lake at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  They operated farms at the “Knuckles”, later Penn and in 1961 moved to the farm north of Devils Lake.  In 1997 they retired and moved into Devils Lake.  Along with being a devoted farm wife, selling eggs and cream, tending a huge garden and canning the produce, she always had a delicious meal on the table.  She hosted many family holidays and events and there was always room at the table for just one more. She was the best cook ever.  Angie also enjoyed working outside the home.  She worked at Leever’s Super Valu, Bob’s Bargain Mart, Bell Drugstore, and retired from the Dakota Boys Ranch 2nd Chance Store. 

She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Altar Society and the choir, and was active with St. Joseph school and the Foresters.  She was an accomplished bridge and pinochle player.  In their younger years, the family enjoyed camping trips and family picnics of fried chicken she had raised on the farm.

Angie loved her Lord, her family and treasured her dear friends.  Her loving family include her husband Leo of 66 years; children Jim (Mary) Ziegler of Devils Lake, Jean Corbett, Fargo ND, Michael Ziegler, Devils Lake and Lisa (Philip) Windjue, West Fargo ND; nine grandchildren Matthew (Cindy) Ziegler, Marland (Laura) Ziegler and Andrew Ziegler, Corinne Corbett and Conner (Sara) Corbett, Wyatt Ziegler and Savanna (Jordan) Brathen, Alex (Tayler) Windjue and Krista (Layne) Egan; 6 great grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, Jocelyn, Steven, Colin and Cameron; brothers and sisters Ron (Darla) Vetsch and Gloria (David) Knudsen all of Devils Lake, James (Jean) Vetsch, Bismarck ND, Joe (Lisa) Vetsch and Patty (Hal) Crawford all of Devils Lake; brother-in-law Clayton Braaten of Bemidji MN and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sisters and brother-in-law Grace Braaten and Judy and Richard Arends. 

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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

4:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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