Roy Ziegler


November 28, 1929 - February 2, 2021


Roy Ziegler, 91, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, February 5, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the Church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live-stream of the funeral service may be viewed at:

Roy J. Ziegler was born November 28, 1929 to Joseph and Columbia (Keller) Ziegler in Trail City, SD. Roy attended Timber Lake High School and graduated in 1947. After high school, he was drafted to the US Air Force. After his honorable discharge, Roy continued his education attaining his Bachelor of Science from Northern State University in 1957. He then earned his Master of Science in 1960 from Northern State University.

On February 2, 1953 Roy was united in marriage to Janet Crawford at the FE Warren Air Force Chapel in Cheyenne, WY.

Roy began his teaching career in McLaughlin, SD from 1957 to 1965. He later was the Assistant Director of Vocational Education in Pierre and the Director of Mitchell Vocational-Technical School.

Roy was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, American Vocational Association, South Dakota Vocational Association, American Legion, and Epsilon Pe Tau Educational Fraternity.

Roy is survived by his sons, Danny (Doris) of Spearfish, SD, William (Barbara) of Sheridan, WY, and Patrick (Tena) of Mitchell, SD; daughters, Lynn (Tom) Lasser of Fridley, MN and Kathy (Tony) Chalhoub of St. Peter, MN; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and brother, Claude Ziegler of Mobridge, SD.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet; parents; brothers, Peter Ziegler and Joe Ziegler; and sisters, Mary Bagewell and Victoria Senger.



Friday, February 5, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, February 5, 2021
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301



Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, SD

Posted by Marty Pemrick on February 9, 2021
Sorry to hear of Roy's passing. He was the director at Vo-Tech during the years I taught there. He was a very kind man & I had great respect for him. He. Is now with Janet in Heaven.
Posted by Kathy Shroyer on February 6, 2021
My sincere condolences Kathy-it is so hard to lose a parent. Your Dad was very special.
Posted by Eugene Senger on February 5, 2021
My condolences. Uncle Roy was a kind man.
Posted by Jacki Swanson on February 5, 2021
I am so sorry for the passing of your beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Joseph ziegler on February 5, 2021
Love you gramps
Posted by Stephanie Senger Reidy on February 4, 2021
My deepest condolences to each of you.
Uncle Roy and I stayed in touch these past couple of years.
I really enjoyed our telephone conversations and have fond memories of the reminiscing we talked about.
May all of your memories keep him close to your heart.
Posted by Heidi Senger on February 4, 2021
Sending prayers for you dad and all of you. Cherish all your memories
Posted by Brenda Bechen on February 3, 2021
Very sad to hear of Roy’s passing. He was a great neighbor a few years ago. He will always have a special place in my heart.
Posted by Barb Goldammer on February 3, 2021
Sorry for of your dad. He was a very special man and will be greatly missed,
Posted by Anita Kessler on February 3, 2021
I am saddened to see that Roy passed away. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he was at Firesteel to see Janet and outside of work as well. Thinking about you and your family. So much lost during these times.
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