Robert LeRoy Ziegner
Robert LeRoy Ziegner
  • August 1, 1947 - May 11, 2017
  • Sugar Land, Texas

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Robert LeRoy Ziegner was born August 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois and went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 11, 2017. He graduated from Sherman High School in Sherman, TX in 1966 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Texas A&M-Commerce in 1979 which then began his career as a manufacturing engineer.

Robert was a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Travis Chapter Number 117. His accomplishments included earning a 9th degree black belt in Judo and serving as a Judo instructor of approximately 40 years. He loved woodworking and various collections including vintage coins.
Since retiring seven years ago, his hobby of working on cars turned into a "fun" business with Ziggy's Hot Rod Shop. Robert built many classic cars over the years and made many great friends in the process.

Robert was proceeded in death by his parents Robert LeRoy Ziegner, Senior and mother Marjorie Virginia Hocker Ziegner and a sister, Annabelle Ziegner. Survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Sherry Beth Ballou Ziegner. They were high school sweethearts and truly best friends and soul mates. Two beautiful children, a son, Jonathan Ziegner and his wife Mitzi of Lubbock, TX and a daughter, Amy Ziegner Simmons and husband David of Richmond, TX. Five wonderful grandchildren, Nathan and Viviana Ziegner of Lubbock and Blake, Mikayla and Aubree Simmons of Richmond.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Grand Parkway Baptist Church at 12000 FM 1464 in Richmond, TX with the service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Graveside services will be held in Sherman, TX on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00 PM at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, 5805 Texoma Parkway. In lieu of flowers donations suggested to the Grand Parkway Baptist Church building fund, Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston Texas or the charity of your choice.