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Ralph Philip Ziegler.

NEW BERN, N.C. - Ralph Philip Ziegler, 62, of New Bern, died Friday, Oct. 26.

He and his wife, Carolyn, moved to New Bern in January and were former residents of Northboro, Mass. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Kursman; his son-in-law, Jeff; four grandchildren; a son, Brad Ziegler and daughter-in-law, Laura, of Detroit, Mich.; Michael Desiata and daughter, Lisa Kielman, of Clinton, Mass.; sister, Carol Fielder and fiance, Jim Bolger, of Ashburn, Va.; and mother, Isabelle Ziegler of Melbourne, Fla.

He was born in New York City, grew up in Beaver, Pa., and was a longtime resident of Massachusetts. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in industrial management, he was president of Ziegler Associates Inc., representing The La-Z-Boy Company for more than 25 years. He served in the National Guard in the early 1970s. He retired from a position as Home Furnishings Manufacturer's Representative for Flexsteel Industries in 2005.

Since retiring to New Bern, he was able to pursue his lifelong hobby of sport fishing. He was an active member of the local fishing club and had enjoyed participating in several fishing tournaments.

Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern, N.C. directed arrangements. A service was held on Oct. 29.
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Date:Dec 6, 2007
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