Mary A. Ziegler

September 3, 1929-August 17, 2020

Mary A. Ziegler, age 90, of Fairfax, MN, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:30 A.M., at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with interment following in the church cemetery.

Mary Alice Ziegler was born on September 3, 1929, in Bashaw Township, MN. She was the daughter of Otto and Louise (Fischer) Roiger. She was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springfield, MN. She received her education in Mankato, MN, and was a graduate of Good Counsel Academy with the class of 1947.

On December 28, 1957, Mary was united in marriage to Frank Joseph Ziegler at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. This marriage was blessed with eight children, Jean, Lori, Frank, John, Bill, Mary, Ann, and Karen. Mary and Frank resided in rural Fairfax on the farm until 2004 when they moved into Fairfax. They shared 52 years of marriage.

Mary was a loving homemaker, and dedicated farm wife to her husband. She was an active member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax where she was a member of Catholic United Financial and Christian Mothers. Mary was also a member of the Civic League and Fairfax Lioness.

She enjoyed flowers, crafts, crocheting, embroidery, reading, and puzzles. Most of all she enjoyed having her children and grandchildren spend time with her.

In October of 2019, Mary moved to Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Mary is survived by her: children, Jean Krueger of Fairfax, MN, Lori Humbert and her husband, Terry, of St. Cloud, MN, Frank P. Ziegler and his wife, Desiree, of Fairfax, MN, John Ziegler and his wife, Shannon, of St. Peter, MN, Bill Ziegler and his wife, Kim, of Alexandria, MN, Mary Hagen and her husband, Bret, of Chanhassen, MN, Ann Albrecht and her husband, Kirby, of Fairfax, MN and, Karen Becker and her husband, Duane, of Grey Eagle, MN; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Andrew Hacker of Sleepy Eye, MN; many other relatives and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Louise Roiger; husband, Frank J. Ziegler; sister, Margie Hacker; brothers, Loren Roiger and Gerald Roiger and his wife, Angie; and grandchildren, Steven Ziegler and Courtney Christensen.

Arrangements by the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at


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