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Sid ZieglerDecember 22, 2017
Sid Ziegler, age 91, of Richland, Oregon, died December 22, 2017 in Baker City, OR with his dear wife at his side.
Sid was born November 11, 1926 in Portland, Oregon to Sidney and Florence Ziegler. He attended Lincoln High School in Portland until he left home and went to work in the woods of Southern Oregon, where he graduated from Prospect High School. During WWII he enlisted in the Army and was on a troop ship heading to Europe when the war ended. After his service ended, he returned to Oregon and attended Oregon State University, earning a bachelor's degree in Forestry.
At OSU Sid met Donna Lee Hayden. They later married and moved to Yreka, CA, where he worked as a timber cruiser for Fruit Growers Timber Co. in Hilt and then Pine Mountain Lumber Co. in Yreka. While there, the young couple was blessed with three children, Scott and twin daughters- Jan and Jill.
In 1964 Sid moved his family to Lincoln City, OR after he took a job working for Fort Hill Lumber Co. in Valley Junction as a log buyer. He worked there many years, providing well for his family. He finished his career working for Hampton Lumber Co. of Willamina after they bought out Fort Hill.
Donna Lee died in 1988. Later, Sid married Beverly Hinrichsen, of Seattle. They enjoyed their short time together until she was taken by cancer. In 1993 he married Elma Williams of Richland, OR. They enjoyed 24 years of marriage and she remained by his side, caring for him, all the way to the end.
Sid loved working in the woods and had many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, rock hounding, silversmithing/jewelry making, and gardening. He had a remarkable ability of setting goals and then reaching them. He was a man of his word. He was full of purpose and he loved his family and providing for them. He is dearly missed.
Sid is survived by his wife Elma, son Scott (Marie), daughter Jill (Bob), step-daughter Penny (Bill), eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Sid was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Carol, his first two wives- Donna Lee and Beverly, his daughter Jan, and step-daughter Sherry.
A remembrance will be held at a later date on the coast when the weather is a little easier to travel in. For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Sid, the family suggests the Eagle Valley EMT Fund through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.