Fredric Joseph Zeigler

Obituary for Fredric Joseph Zeigler


Fredric Joseph Zeigler (79), beloved husband of Alice Ashbaugh Zeigler, died Monday, January 17, 2022 in Plano Texas. Alice and Fred had known each other since childhood and married in 1966. They had no children but had wonderful adventures together all around the world and adored their many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Fred was born in New Castle PA, but also lived in Cumberland OH, Portsmouth NH, Asheville NC, Birmingham AL, Savannah GA, Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, and Dallas TX. Of all of them he said he loved “Big D” best.

After college he worked for Bell Telephone and then through the years various “Baby Bells,” and eventually founded his own telecommunications company advising international businesses and various states and nations in Europe and Africa.

He loved family get-togethers, square dancing, mah-jongg, and just relaxing with his beloved Scottie-dogs.

In addition to Alice, his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his brother, John (Georgia) Zeigler of Lexington KY, Nephews and Nieces, Mike (Barbara) Zeigler of Kernersville NC, Carl (Sharon) Zeigler of Swannanoa NC, Tracy (Greg) Goyne of Coppell TX, Jennifer (Justin) Hoerner of Lexington KY, Amy Zeigler of Gulf Breeze FL, Jason (Ashley) Zeigler of Bloomington IN, and Emily (Jack) LeFeber of Chaplin KY, as well as numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Weldon Victor, and Frances Margaret Mills Zeigler, and his older brother, James Weldon Zeigler, and sister-in-law Barbara Jones Frady.

A private memorial service will be held for Fred at the home of Tracy (Zeigler) Goyne in Coppell on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Donations in Fred’s name may be made to North Texas Scottie Rescue, Dallas, TX; Student Mobilization Organization (PO Box 567, Conway AR 72033) c/o JP & Peyton Goyne or online at JPandPeytonGoyne_STUMOMinistry or the Alzheimer’s Association (225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601).

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75252


One condolence on “Fredric Joseph Zeigler”

Claire Cagnolatti says:

My deepest condolences for Alice and all of Fred’s family. What a joy it was to know Fred! I’m thankful for getting to know Fred through being Alice’s co-worker, and for time spent playing mahjong with Fred & Alice. He will surely be missed. Praying for God to comfort Fred’s family in their time of grief.

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