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Harold Ziegler

Harold Louis Ziegler

Tuesday, July 12th, 1932 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Lifelong Alamosa Rancher and Farmer Harold L. Ziegler, 88, died August 4, 2020 at the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.

Harold was born in Alamosa, Colorado to Frank and Mabel Anderson Ziegler on July 12, 1932. He married Elaine White in Alamosa on February 11, 1956. They enjoyed more than 45 years together until her death in 2002.

Harold loved working as a Farmer and Rancher and enjoyed every aspect, especially his cows. He was active in water resources for the San Luis Valley and was instrumental in his assistance with the Closed Basin Project. He was named Water Manager of the year for Division III of the Colorado Division of Water Resources, served on the Commonwealth Irrigation Company Board for 31 years, and as president for 15 years, served on the Colorado Water and Power Authority, received the Outstanding Young Farmer Award through the United States Jaycees, and was baptized in and a lifelong member of the Alamosa Presbyterian Church. Harold also served on the Mosca/Hooper Fire Board. He developed many new friendships throughout his years serving the community on the various boards and ventures he participated in.

Harold’s grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He never knew a stranger and often struck up a conversation with whomever he came in contact with, whether he knew them or not. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards.

Harold is survived by his children Debra Ziegler of Denver, CO, Lori Ann (Martin) Reynolds of Alamosa, CO, Gerald (Jeri Young) Ziegler of Alamosa, CO, and Brenda (Peter) Costner of Elizabeth, CO; his grandchildren Brandon Ziegler, Amy (Travis) Garoutte, Sara (Mitch) Miller, Kenneth Reynolds, Christy (Kip) McCormick, Lisa Ziegler (Chris McMann), Aaron (Taylor Escheman) Ziegler, Kinsley Costner and Katie Costner; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister Dorothy Jean Ziegler of Alamosa and his brother Donald Ziegler of Golden, CO; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his infant children Venda and Darrell Ziegler, his wife Elaine, his sister Mary Ellen Lanzone, his brothers Aaron Ziegler and Delmer Ziegler.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Living Water Bible Fellowship in Alamosa. Interment with military honors will be follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. Contributions are suggested in his memory to Children’s Hospital Colorado at: https://secure.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1660&1660.donation=form1&utm_source=hospital&utm_medium=donatepage

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online words of strength, remarks and condolences for Harold’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Living Water Bible Fellowhip Church
    Address
    2910 Clark Avenue
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Service

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Living Water Bible Fellowhip Church
    Address
    2910 Clark Avenue
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, August 10th, 2020
    Location
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    Address
    2200 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: CHILDRENS HOSPITAL COLORADO FOUNDATION.

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Carol Redding

Posted at 11:47pm
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve know Harold for many years when I worked with the Water Court. He was always very nice and quite kind. He loved his family. He will be missed. Sincerely, Carol Redding
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Bob and Harriet DeFreece

Posted at 10:30am
Our sincere sympathy to Harold's family. We spent many a happy time with Harold and Elaine in activities with the Cattlemen and
in supporting our children when they played in the accordion band and other events. Also had a special time when he came to have roast beef and play cards with us. He was a very special gentleman and will be greatly missed. Bob and Harriet DeFreece
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Sara Armstrong

Posted at 10:04am
Rusty and I fondly remember Harold from the time when I was interim pastor in Alamosa. He was always encouraging and willing to lend a hand. I enjoyed his pride in Sara as I officiated at her wedding. God be with all of you in the family as you miss him.
Pastor Sara Armstrong

Kim Black

Posted at 05:19pm
Such an amazing man, our family enjoyed visiting him and his family and still talk about our trips out there. We always had fun playing cards, getting tours of the ranch, learning the history of the area, farming information, etc. My husband has always had the utmost respect for him and his work ethics. He will missed by many.

Mark and Kim Black
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mountainlaurelvirginia@gmail.com

Posted at 01:08pm
Uncle Harold always had time for us children. I remember him calling us to go work in the fields or herd sheep. He would sing while we worked....🎵 Remember the Red River Valley🎼
was one of his favorites. Another memory....the adults all sitting in the house drinking coffee and Uncle Harold out on the lawn playing with us kids.....him taking the tractor to the pond by Grandma's, clearing the snow, starting a fire so we kids could ice skate all day. He never made us feel we were in the way. He was one of a kind.
Shirley Ziegler Cox
Forest, Va
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