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Marion, Mich.- Merle W. "Barney" Zigler, 96, of Marion, Michigan formerly of Sterling, died on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2019 at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

He was born on September 25, 1922 in Sterling to Russell and Nellie (Coats) Zigler. On September 28, 1946 he was united in marriage to June Louise Richards.

Merle was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a carpenter and worked for Local Union #982 in Detroit.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 72 years, June, of Marion, Mich.; a daughter, Connie Zigler, not of the area; a son Richard Zigler of Marion, Mich.; sisters, Phyllis Powers and Kay Thayer both of Sterling; and a brother, Mike (Bev) Zigler, of Alamo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Bev Longanecker and 2 brothers Norvel Zigler and Robert Zigler

Graveside services will follow at 10:30 AM in Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. To send condolences visit