Alan L. Ziegel, 63, Wausau passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at the Hospice House, Wausau.
He was born September 30, 1957, in Wausau, son of Rosemary (Ziegel) and David Groth, Wausau. Alan was a 1976 graduate of Wausau East High School.
For over 27 years Alan was a machine tender at the former Wausau Papers in Brokaw. Prior to his retirement he worked at Crystal Finishing for five years. Alan enjoyed Wisconsin’s sports teams, Packers, Brewers and the Badgers. If you saw Alan out, he always had the Badgers colors on.
Family was also very important to Alan. He had a family with his friends that he shot pool with and also played softball with. Most importantly he cherished his own family, especially his nieces and nephew.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Rosemary (David) Groth, Wausau, his sister, Lisa (Jamie) Van Hammond, Appleton, his nieces and nephew, Alyson, Ian and Ava Van Hammond and his aunts and uncles, Imogene Niewolny, Janice Ruplinger, Ervin Ziegel Jr., Gerald and Florence Ziegel and Kenneth and Beverly Ziegel and many cousins.
Alan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ervin (Norma) Ziegel, his step grandparents, Emil (Margaret) Groth, his aunts and uncles, Walter Niewolny, Isabelle Ruplinger, Elton (Carol) Ziegel, Ivan Ruplinger and Ruth Ziegel.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. The Rev. Timothy Smith from Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, town of Maine. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau or Aspirus Hospice House. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com. Alan’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at the Hospice House for the outstanding care they all gave him during his stay with them.
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