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Roy Ziegler had career in education

Roy Ziegler, 91, of Mitchell, died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.
Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel of Mitchell.
Roy J. Ziegler was born on Nov. 28, 1929, to Joseph and Columbia (Keller) Ziegler in Trail City. Roy attended Timber Lake High School and graduated in 1947.
After high school, he was drafted to the U.S. Air Force. After his honorable discharge, Roy continued his education, attaining his Bachelor of Science from Northern State College in 1957. He then earned his Master of Science in 1960 from Northern.
On Feb. 2, 1953, Roy was united in marriage to Janet Crawford at the FE Warren Air Force Chapel in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Roy began his teaching career in McLaughlin from 1957 to 1965. He was later the Assistant Director of Vocational Education in Pierre and the director of Mitchell Vocational-Technical School.
Roy was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, American Vocational Association, South Dakota Vocational Association, American Legion, and Epsilon Pe Tau Educational Fraternity.
Roy is survived by his sons, Danny (Doris) of Spearfish, William (Barbara) of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Patrick (Tina) of Mitchell; two daughters, Lynn (Tom) Lasser of Fridley, Minnesota, and Kathy (Tony) Chalhoub of St. Peter, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and brother, Claude Ziegler of Mobridge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; his parents; brothers, Pete Ziegler and Joe Ziegler; and sisters, Mary Bagwell and Victoria Senger.
A recording of the funeral service may be viewed at

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