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Joan C. Ziegler

May 25, 1926 July 16, 2019
Joan C. Ziegler
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Obituary for Joan C. Ziegler

Joan C. Ziegler passed away peacefully on July 16, 2019 at the age of 93. A Bloomfield Hills resident since 1965, Joan and her late husband, Bill, enjoyed spending summers and winters at their Big Lake home in Gaylord, Michigan. Joan and Bill were both avid skiers and golfers. They enjoyed traveling to locations such as Colorado and the western national parks, Sanibel Island, and many other favorite spots such as Marblehead, Massachusetts to spend time with their dear family friend, Patrice Freel. Joan and Bill were long time members of Otsego Ski Club in Gaylord, Michigan, where they made many lifelong friendships. It was a very special place for them and their family.

Always an advocate for education, Joan was a member of the Bloomfield Hills School District Board of Education, from 1972 into the mid- 1980’s. In addition, Joan had a successful career in retail advertising, including her many years at Don Thomas Sporthaus.
Joan was born May 25th, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Lois Harris Cox and Dr. James Howland Cox. Joan attended Ohio University, where she met husband, William “Bill” Ziegler. The two were married in 1953, and enjoyed many happy years until his passing in 2006. Joan was the dear mother of Lindley Z. Thomas (Bob Thomas), and proud Grandmother of Andrew, and Elli Thomas. Family meant the world to her, and she will be greatly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, July 24th at 11:00 am at Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48302.


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