Marie C. Ziegler, 97, of Milford,

Marie C. Ziegler

MILFORD, NJ – Marie C. Ziegler, 97, of Milford, NJ, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was born on October 14, 1917 in Keansburg, NJ, a daughter of the late Issac R. and Eva (Rockafellow) Crouse.

Marie moved to Holland Township, NJ when she was two-years-old and attended the one-room schoolhouse on Church Road until her parents returned to Keansburg when she was in second grade. Marie was a sophmore in high school when she came back to Milford and entered Frenchtown High School, graduating in 1936. After graduation, she worked as an operator for Bell Telephone Co. until 1943 when she married Roger S. Ziegler in San Diego, CA where he was serving in the US Navy Submarine Service during World War II. Marie was a stay-at-home mom until the early 1960’s when she began working at Bowker’s Pharmacy in Milford and retired after 30 years of service when she was 75.

Marie had an exceptional talent for exquisite needlework and was proficient in tatting, crocheting, needlepoint and quilt making. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 7857 and a member of the First United Church of Christ in Miford, NJ.

Marie is survived by her son, Roger Mark Ziegler and his wife, Helga, of Pittsburg, NH; her daughter, Alice Ziegler and her husband, Edward Stahley, of Milford, NJ; her grandson, Roger W. Ziegler and his wife, Sarah; and her three great-grandchildren, Brady, Brennan, and Sophia Marie, all of Penacook, NH. She was predeceased by her beloved husband in 1982 and her sister, Betty J. Cronce in 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11 AM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ. Interement will follow at the Milford Union Cemetery. Visistation will also be held on Saturday from 10-11 AM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or online at, to support research to end all types of dementia and enhance care for those living with the disease.