John Ziegler, age 82, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, March 8, 2018 at the Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. John Gerald Ziegler was born on March 7, 1936 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Dr. Cletus and Elsie (Smaile) Ziegler. He attended school until the 10th grade and then enlisted into the United States Navy. He served four years, two of which he served in Japan as an aviation mechanic. After his honorable discharge, John worked several jobs in Milwaukee, including 25 years as a truck driver for the VA Hospital in Milwaukee. After retiring, John moved to Siren, WI and later to Neillsville. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Neillsville. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by a brother, Richard “Tim” (Christine) Ziegler of Neillsville, WI and three sisters, Margaret Weiss of Waukesha, WI, Elsa (Mike) Burke of Rhinelander, WI and Elizabeth “Twink” Kroening of Milwaukee, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, James, William, Thomas and Kenna and two sisters, Jane and Catherine. A Memorial Service for John will be held at a later date. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting John’s family with funeral arrangements.