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Donald Alan Ziegler

Donald Alan Ziegler, 74, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at his home in Moore, Idaho.

He was born on September 21, 1949, in Manhattan, New York to John Henry Ziegler III and Gertrude Louise Wood Ziegler.  Don was raised and attended schools in Greene, New York where he graduated from Greene High School.  He enrolled in Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York and learned to be a lab technician.  Don began working for the Eastman Kodak Company who then paid for the rest of his education.  He received his B.S. degree from the University of Rochester and began his career as a chemist.  After 17 years with Eastman Kodak, Don accepted their offer to buy him out and retire.  He was young and ambitious and took employment in Colorado as a chemist.  This is where he met the love of his life, Marci Garrison.  They worked together and became close.  They were married on November 11, 1989. 

Their home was in Moore, Idaho and Don worked at the INEL until his retirement in the mid 1990’s.  He started up a construction company and enjoyed building.  The INEL asked Don to return, which he did, until he retired for good in 2008.  He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed building a greenhouse and raised gardening beds for Marci.  He also enjoyed camping, landscaping, and spending time outdoors.  He was a believer but had no affiliation with any formal church.

Don’s failing health required him to slow down, which was very difficult for him.  His wife, Marci, tenderly cared for him until his passing.

Surviving is his loving wife, Marci Garrison, Moore, ID; his brother Arthur (Nancy) Ziegler, Conn; Betty Ziegler, New York; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Henry Ziegler III “Jack”.

Don’s wish was to have no formal funeral service but to have his ashes spread at his and Marci’s favorite camping spot in the mountains.  Arrangements were cared for by the Anderson Family Funeral Home in Arco.

3 thoughts on “Donald Alan Ziegler”

  1. I was Don’s cousin from Rochester, Ny. I’ve been at Don’s home in Holley NY. I remember our wonderful time we had at Kodak. Haven’t kept in touch over the years. Don was good man and being a Ziegler I know he was a great family guy. He will be missed by anyone who knew Don .
    Bob Zeh

  2. Omgosh, just seeing this and am so sorry. I met Don and Marci when I worked at the hospital in Arco, what wonderful people. I felt like we were friends and I loved visiting with them both. Marci I am so sorry for your loss, I know that you both were just sweet lovebirds. Big hugs to you and my heart hurts for your loss.

  3. Dorothy H. Willsey

    I knew Don many years ago in Greene NY as the youngest of the three Ziegler brothers. A young teen, Don was attentive to discussions and actions around him, and rather quiet. I recall his sweetness. My daughters, his nieces, saw him rarely, but have fond memories of the special times that he made for them – like camping excursions. They still have chuckles over the fun of forty some years ago.
    I am glad that I met Marci in recent times. I was pleased for Don that he had a loving partner.
    With sincere sympathies for Marci…..and the kitties.
    Dorothy Willsey

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