BELVIDERE – Dixie Lee Ziegler, 79, of Belvidere passed away Sunday, July 19 at Northwoods Care Center.
She was born February 25, 1936 in Fort Madison, Iowa. The daughter of Edwin and Vera (Bryson) Sporkman, she graduated from Fort Madison High school.
She married James Franklin Ziegler May 18, 1956 in Fort Madison, Iowa. She worked at Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa, A&P, Highlander, K-Mart, and Pillsbury Green Giant.
Dixie was a Cub Scout Leader, sports mom and grandmother, and an excellent cook. She enjoyed shopping, camping, sewing, ceramics, crafts and gardening. She always put her family first and welcomed anybody into the family.
She is survived by her beloved husband, James Ziegler of Belvidere; children, Ken (Brenda) Ziegler of Rockford, Connie Humeniak of Belvidere, David (Janet) Ziegler of Belvidere, Tammy (Pete) Gunn of Garden Prairie, and Scott (Andrea) Ziegler of Belvidere.
Grandchildren include, Eric (Colette) Feldman, Jake Ziegler, Ashley Ziegler, Rachel (Adrian) Guerrero, Nicole and Stephanie Ziegler, Jeff, Chaz, and Bryar Gunn, Courtney, Alyssa, and Sarah Ziegler; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Jayce Feldman, Markus Gunn; sister, Carol (Perry) Schneider of Fort Madison, Iowa; sister-in-law, Sofia Sporkman of Wimauma, Fla; brother-in-law, Ronnie (Cookie) Ziegler of Ashtabula, OH; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and her West 9th street neighbors.
She is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Anita Sporkman; son-in-law Mark Humeniak; grandson, Dillon Ziegler; brother, Frank Sporkman.
There will be a visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at the Belvidere Funeral Home Inc. in Belvidere.
A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. There will be a one hour visitation before the service from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Interment in Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere.
In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the family’s name. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.belviderefh.com.

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