John Richard Ziegler, of Flushing, age 82, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at McLaren-Flint. Visitation was Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Rossell Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Ziegler was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, on March 20, 1934, the son of John Russell and Catharine (Yerger) Ziegler. He married Betty Lou Bennett in Flint, Michigan, April 19, 1958. Richard had been employed by AC Spark Plug for 34 years, retiring in 1990. He was a dedicated fan of Penn State University and a member of the Alumni Association. Richard enjoyed bowling, golf, chess, military history and science fiction. Richard is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Ziegler of Flushing, Michigan; three children: Steve and wife, Margaret Kaii-Ziegler, of Annapolis, Maryland; Suzanne Kay and husband, Don Hulsether, of Montrose, Michigan; Laura and husband, Scott Burtrum of Montrose, Michigan; five grandchildren: Elizabeth, Doug, Sondra, Marc, and Emily; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ellen and Ed Sloan of Temple; and several nieces and nephews.
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