In Memory

Carolyn Roenneburg (Zeiger) - Class Of 1966

Zeiger, Carolyn Louise 7/19/1948 - 1/23/2016 Saginaw Twp., Michigan

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt passed away at home on Saturday evening, January 23, 2016, at the age of 67 years.

Carolyn was born July 19, 1948, at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, where her father was serving in the U.S. Army.

She is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Dr. William Zeiger; her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Ted Stager and their infant daughter Emma Louise, Royal Oak, Michigan; her parents, Major (Ret.) Dale and Louise Roenneburg, Brodhead, Wisconsin; her sister, Lureen Honig, El Paso, Texas; and her nieces and their families, Rene Viens (Michael and sons Nicholas and Andrew), Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and Heather Frey (Joel and daughter Megan), Lantana, Texas.

Proud to be an "Army Brat," Carolyn spent her early years in post-War Germany, her grade school years at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, and her high school years in Japan as her family followed her father's many postings. Carolyn graduated from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, with a B.S.Ed. degree in 1970 and taught at Friedens Lutheran School, Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1976 her family moved to Saginaw. Carolyn retired from Michigan Lutheran Seminary as the school's librarian in 2014, after 36 years of faithful service.

FUNERAL: The Christian funeral service took place at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 30, 2016, at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, 1020 Court Street, Saginaw. Pastor William Brassow officiated. Private committal of Carolyn's mortal remains took place later at St. Gabriel's Mausoleum of Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan.

VISITATION: Visitation was at the Deisler Funeral Home, Hemmeter Rd., 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State), on Friday, from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M.

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

04/09/16 04:39 PM #1    

Phyllis Aylor (Larson) (1970)

Carolyn, Your input and contribution to the Zama Alumni Association is greatly appreciated.

You were such a great source of information and inspiration. Between you and Ed Canell you kept the message board busy. I am sure you are both up there in a Heavenly Place having a Great Zama Union between yourselves and other Zama Alumnus.

Your kindheart and compassion and dedication in helping Rick Premble priceless second to none. God Bless You. Earth Angel now a Heavenly Guardian Angel.

Thank you for your friendship and the memories! <3 <3 <3

04/10/16 09:34 AM #2    

Marguerite (Maggie) Wagner (Acevedo) (1966)

It was so good to see Carolyn at the first reunion in DC.  We lived across from each other in Japan and met at the bus stop for school and teen club. What a fun lady. Was able to catch up alot when we saw each other and keep in touch through this website. She will be miss. Condolence to the family.


01/22/18 05:28 PM #3    

Rick Pemble (Pemble) (1972)

Carolyn and I were friends for about 15 years - not at Zama, but later when I started the Zama yeabooks site, she volunteered to scan the books for me as it was way to time consuming for me and I was falling behind.   So many people were volunteering and sending me books - i would forward them up to Carolyn and she would scan them.   We must have had about 30 emails coordinating each book.  One day she called me up and we laughed when I said "You sound like a Canadian! "  lol  and she replied "YOU sound like a southerner!"   It was fun to actually hear each other for the first time in all those electronic friendship years.   God Bless, Carolyn,  you were a dear friend.   rick

go to top 
  Post Comment