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Earl H. Zeiger


Earl H. Zeiger, 85 of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Phelan, California, passed away in his sleep on March 24, 2017. He is now fishing on the Platte River in Saratoga with his brothers as he would so vividly remember in his dreams.

Earl was born in Rawlins to William Zeiger and Elizabeth Watts Zeiger on February 29, 1932. He graduated from Saratoga High School in 1950 and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Air Force.

Earl was quickly shipped to Europe and stationed in France, where he met and married, Ginette Varet Zeiger. They were married for 62 years. Earl made the Air Force a career and traveled all over the world, being shipped many times away from his family during the Vietnam conflict. He was sent on several one-year assignments to Korea, Thailand, and Greenland.

Upon his retirement, he went to work for a contractor with NASA and enjoyed many years working on communications relating to our Space Systems. Earl was a quiet, gentle man, with a sly sense of humor. Once engaged in conversation, you would quickly find he knew a little bit about everything. He had some of the greatest ideas and was happy to share with those who would listen. He was handy and had a God-given talent with which he could build anything. He will be dearly missed by his family, but we are resolved in knowing he is whole.

Earl is preceded in death by both parents, his older sister Margaret, three brothers, Artlin, Kenneth, and Floyd "Bud."

Earl is survived by his wife Ginette, four daughters Charlene Lever of Lompoc, Calif.; Pat Chastain and Son-in-law Rob of Abilene, Texas; Sue Goodell and Son-in-law Randy of Williams, Ariz.; Linda Hall and Son-in-law Duane of Abilene, Texas; two sisters: Donna Youngblood of Winoma, Mo. and Betty Widner of Hanna; 7 grandchildren Adam Laible of Grants Pass, Ore.; Chase Laible of Grants Pass, Ore.; Kyle Laible of Abilene, Texas, Michelle Cass and husband Tommy of Lompoc, Calif., Christina Bennett, Los Angeles, David Kronk, Wakarusa, Ind., and Ginette Kronk, Elkhart, Ind.. Four great grandchildren: Dylan Laible Grants Pass, Ore., Jacob Laible Abilene, Texas, Finley Cass Lompoc, Calif., and newest edition Elliana Laible Grants Pass, Ore.

Earl has been cremated and his family would like you to help them celebrate his life at a military ceremony under the Pavillion at the Saratoga Cemetery, at 10 a.m.on July 17, 2017.

Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in his honor."


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