ZEIGLER, Carolyn H., 74, February 22, 2013. Arrangements by Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, Caribou.
STOCKHOLM – Carolyn Helga Quist Zeigler passed away peacefully at the home of her son, Lance Zeigler in Woodland on Friday, February 22, 2013, after a brief illness. She was born in Stockholm at her maternal grandmother’s house on March 22, 1938. She was the third child of Gustaf Hjalmar and Florentine Quist.
Carolyn attended the Jemptland School and the New Sweden Consolidated School. She graduated from Caribou High School in 1957.
Carolyn married Melvin L. Zeigler on July 25, 1957, in Stockholm, and they were blessed with four children.
Throughout her life, she was devoted to Jesus Christ and His church, worshipping faithfully at the First Baptist Church in Stockholm. She served as treasurer of the Ladies Mission Circle for many years and taught Sunday School.
In the community, she was a member of the Stockholm Extension and the Stockholm Historical Society. Carolyn worked at the F.W. Woolworth store and the Maine Bag Co., both in Caribou. She also was a housekeeper, helping out local elderly residents. She provided day care for her grandchildren and other local youngsters.
Carolyn loved to host parties for friends and family during holidays and birthdays, where her signature dish was her potato salad. She was most happy when the house was full of her family and friends.
She was proud of her Swedish heritage and culture. Her father emigrated to America in 1903 and called his third daughter the Swedish nickname of “Kajsa.” She maintained a close relationship with her older sisters and younger brothers, often talking with them daily regardless of their location.
In later years, she enjoyed playing Dominoes, a game she frequently won by placing the last tile down and loudly declaring, “Rack ‘em up!”
She leaves behind her children and their spouses: Debra Z. Walsh and her husband, Rev. John P. Walsh of Clifton, Douglas W. Zeigler and his wife, Dale of Webster, Mass., Scott A. Zeigler, and Lance G. Zeigler and his wife, Janelle,of Woodland. She also leaves behind her siblings: Margaret Wardwell of Stockholm, Marie Carpenter of Shrewsbury, MA, Gerald Quist and his wife, Rita of Rutland, MA, and Floyd Quist and his wife, Mabel of Caribou. Also surviving is a special cousin, Gale Anderson and his son, John, both of Stockholm; her uncle and aunt, Ernest and Val Ek; and other cousins in West Covina., CA. She was very proud of her grandchildren: Hope Gabric, Jeanne Sund, Breanna Sund, Lily Sund, Jonell Walsh, Michael Drost, Cortney Zeigler, Zakery Zeigler, Robert Piltzecker, Sean Piltzecker, Nicole McFarline, Andrea Zeigler, Madison Zeigler , Jillian Zeigler, Faith Walsh and Makenna Walsh. There are numerous nieces and nephews and several relatives of her husband in the North Platte, NE, area. Carolyn had many good friends, too many to mention here, that will miss her cheerfulness and hospitality.
Carolyn was predeceased by her husband; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Zeigler in 2010.
A time of visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 24. at Lancaster Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., in Caribou. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 25, at First Baptist Church in Stockholm with Rev. John P. Walsh and Pastor Phil Devaney officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, the Ladies’ Mission Circle and the Hayward Suite at Cary Medical Center. Online condolences maybe expressed www.lancastermorgan.com.