Joseph Ziegler, age 103 years, of Raritan Township

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Obituary for Joseph Ziegler

Joseph Ziegler, age 103 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his home.

Born Tuesday, December 24, 1912, in Duranst, Germany, son of the late Baptist and Anna Scheider Ziegler, he came to the United States in 1936 and resided in Brooklyn, NY. A butcher, he came to Hunterdon County with his family in 1946 and together with his wife, Hilda, owned and operated Joe’s Market on Brown Street, Flemington, NJ, until retiring in 1988.

He was a communicant of St. Magdalen Church, Flemington, NJ.

His wife, Hilda, died in 2007 and a daughter-in-law, Marie Gessner Ziegler, died in 1997.

The fourth of fourteen children, he is survived by a son, Joseph E. Ziegler of Flemington, NJ; a daughter, Bertha Gessner of Flemington, NJ; two sisters, Veronika and Martha, both in Germany; and three grandchildren, Alex Ziegler, Sr. Mary Veronica, O.P. and Adrienne Gessner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 9:30 AM in St. Magdalen Church, 105 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ. Interment will be in St. Magdalen Cemetery, Flemington, NJ, under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Magdalen Homebound Program, 105 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ 08822 or Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary and Cloister Shoppe 543 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901.

For further information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.holcombefisher.com.

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