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Carl Zieser



Carl Lee Zieser of Robins passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Arizona, where he and Dolores spent the winter months.

Carl was born Nov. 16, 1930, in rural Walker, the son of Herman and Mary (Kleitsch) Zieser. He attended Urbana High School and graduated in 1948. He married Dolores Ferguson on May 23, 1950 at St. Mary’s Church in Walker. Carl was born and raised on a farm and shortly after getting married he bought his first farm where all of his children grew up. This remained the family farm his whole life. In addition to farming, he also worked at the Iowa National Insurance Co.

Carl is survived by his wife, Dolores; his beloved children, Steven (Kimberly), Ruth, Randy (Kristal), Jeffrey (Lori) and Larry (Kathy); as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his sisters, Pauline and Dora; and brothers, Clifford (Betty) and Robert.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Mary; brother, Donald (Angela); sisters, Edna (Nick) and Eleanor (Herb); brothers-in-law, Carl and Duane; and sister-in-law, Mary Helen.

Carl’s courage, strength and zest for life was an inspiration to all. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Ryan House, 110 W. Merrell St., Phoenix, AZ 85013.