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Brigitte M. (Schmeckenbecher) Zeigler

July 11, 1939 ~ March 17, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Brigitte M. Zeigler
March 17, 2021

Brigitte M. Zeigler, 81, of  Dark Woods Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born on July 11, 1939 in Plankstadt Germany,  she was a daughter of  the late Karl and Emma Fackel Schmeckenbecher.

She resided in Germany until she was 11 years old and then lived on the Island of Saipan until she was 16.  She was a 1957 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and took secretarial  classes at HACC.

She married Robert H. Zeigler in February of 1960.

Brigitte was a secretary for Halls Motor Transit in Mechanicsburg for 15 years, was a nurses aide at Bridgewater Senior Center in Pine Grove for 2 years, was the director of marketing/ kitchen at Twin Grove Park Campground for 2 years, managed the snack bar at the Pine Grove Community Swimming Pool for 4 years, and was a secretary in charge of payroll for Manor Care/Lakewood Apts. in Harrisburg for 6 years.  

Brigitte and Bob took their passion for bowling and desire to have their own business and purchased Pine Lanes Bowling Alley, Pine Grove in 1983, which they owned and operated for 23 years.  The bowling youth program that Brigitte and Shirley Schaeffer headed, was recognized as one of the best in the state with over 150 children enrolled at its peak.  Bob and Brigitte also turned a 40 seat lounge into a 500 person night club where local bands performed.

She was fluent in three languages, German, Chamoin and English, and enjoyed sculpting, bowling, crossword puzzles and took a lot of pride in her gardening and maintaining her yard.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 49 years, Robert H. Zeigler, Sr.; a son, Karl Zeigler; a sister Martha and husband Herbert Bertsch; a step brother Heine Fackel.

Surviving are her son Robert Jr. and wife Maureen Zeigler of Newport, RI; daughter Heidi and husband David Maidenford of Pine Grove; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove.  Graveside Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville with Fr. George Kochuparambil officiating.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 23, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963

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