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Mildred A. Ziegler, 91, of Spring Township, passed away Friday, February 17, 2023, in her residence. Born on the family farm, she was a daughter of the late Elmer S. and Helen I. (Long) Brightbill. She was the wife of the late Harold L. Ziegler. They celebrated 37 years of marriage prior to his passing on February 22, 1996. A member of Wyomissing U.C.C., Gouglersville, Mildred attended Wilson High School where she left early to help care for her younger siblings at home. She enjoyed spending time with her family, working outdoors, and being a part of her community.
Mildred, a former Fire Company Officer and Fire Police Official was a lifetime member of Gouglersville Fire Company where she held various positions in her 50+ years of service. She was also a lifetime member of the Berks County Fire Police Association where she held various positions in her 53 years of service. Ziegler was a Fire Police Officer for the Lincoln Park, Brecknock, Mohnton, and Vinemont Fire Companies. She drove school bus for Wilson School District for 18 years and was a partner in Ziegler’s Topsoil at her residence.
She is survived by two sons, Richard L. husband of Susan Ziegler, Shillington, and Ronald L. husband of Donna Ziegler, Sinking Spring. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Melissa A. wife of Edward Murray, Rebecca M. wife of Emily Ziegler, Scott M. husband of Britni Trate, and Kelsey L. wife of Keith Saylor, Danielle Vaux fiancé of Dan McClair, and four great grandchildren, Jadyn, Joseph, Tyler and Kinsley. Other survivors include siblings, Beatrice wife of Ellis Garman, Spring Twp., Earl L. Brightbill, Laureldale, Russell J. husband of Barbara Brightbill, Schwenksville, and Kenneth L. husband of Carol Brightbill, Spring Twp. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Herbert, Harold, Harry, Curtis, and Anges.
Funeral Service for Mildred will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023, in Bean Funeral Homes, 3825 Penn Avenue, Sinking Spring, at 11:00 AM. Internment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township. The family will receive relatives and guests in Bean Funeral Home, Sinking Spring, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org/donate. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.
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