Jacob Charlie Zeigler


Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2004

Anchor Point resident Jacob Charlie Zeigler died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at his home in Anchor Point. He was 81.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Faith Lutheran Church on the corner of Sterling Highway and Soundview in Homer. Pastor Denny Neels will officiate. Zeigler's ashes will be buried at the Anchor Point Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Zeigler was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Bluff City, Kan., to Anna and Joseph Zeigler. As one of two sets of twins, he lived on a farm near Newkirk, Okla., in a close-knit Czechoslovakian environment. In 1943, he joined the 8th Air Force with his brother, Esau. They served on the same planes as waist gunners on B24s, the 564 Squadron and 389 Bomber Group. Mr. Zeigler was a pathfinder in the Pulaski Raid in Romania. He had 96 points and was awarded many honors, including a Presidential Citation and nine Silver Stars.

He worked for the Ford Motor Co. for a few years and then went back into farm work as a harvester. He cut wheat from Texas to Montana and sometimes Canada for 56 years. He retired in Anchor Point.

Mr. Zeigler is survived by his wife, Peg Zeigler; daughters, Stephanie Alvarez, Delores Adams and Cami Miller; stepchildren, Rob Murphy and Cathy Valiquette; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.

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