NORWALK - Isabelle “Izzy” Lucille Ziegler, 91, of Norwalk, WI, passed away peacefully, in the loving arms of her family, Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Serenity House in Tomah, WI. Izzy was born August 18, 1930, to George and Bertha (Hutschenreuter) Felber, in Oakdale, WI.
She was united in Holy Matrimony August 5, 1950, to Keith Ziegler. Together they raised their family and made their home on the farm that Keith grew up on, outside of Norwalk.
Izzy had a smile and a giggle that would make anyone happy. She loved life and made the best out of every situation. Izzy and Keith farmed their whole life and loved having a fun times with family and friends. Together they made sure to treasure the good moments and this was something that they taught their children as well.
Izzy had a group of wonderful friends in Norwalk with whom she enjoyed solving the town’s problems at coffee clutch and attending plays. She loved playing pfeiffer, constantly underbidding her hand; and watching Wisconsin Sports. Izzy had a very special spot in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren and cherished every minute with them.
Izzy is survived by her children: Ervin (Phyl) Ziegler of Monroe, WI, Chris (Dan) Glader of Burlington, WI, Nancy (Ray) Kaus of Hillsboro, WI, Jim (Kay) Ziegler of Lewiston, MN, Mark (Lynn Maas) Ziegler of West Salem, WI and Michelle (Bret Buck) Ziegler of Olympia, WA; grandchildren: Tracy (Lee), Travis (Jeny), Ryan (Sarah), and Andrea (Mike) Kaus, Casey (Ryan), Jaime (Josh), and Hannah Glader, Eric (Lauren), Megan (Ryan), Danielle (Derek), Lindsey (Kevin), Sara, and Nick Ziegler, Ian, Erin, and Harrison Buck; 15 great grandchildren; sister, Rosella Bloom of Oakdale, WI- who still has all of Izzy’s nickels, and her baby brother, George (Lori) Felber of CA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Izzy was preceded in death by her husband Keith in 2008; her parents; seven siblings; and eight brothers and sisters-in-law.
Keeping family and friends safe and healthy during the COVID pandemic was always Izzy’s concern; therefore, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Norwalk, WI; without visitation prior. Father Michael Klos will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Anyone attending Mass is asked to please wear a mask.
The family has asked that memorials be made to either St. Augustine PCCW or to the Norwalk American Legion Post #438. The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Sparta, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home