Mar 30, 1933 - Dec 29, 2015
Monsignor Leonard M Ziegmann was born to Joseph and Mary Ziegmann. He graduated Loras College and Mount Bernard Seminary in Dubuque, IA. He received a Master's Degree in Education from Creighton University and also Graduate School University of St. Paul, studying Theology in Ottawa, Canada. He was ordained a preist for the Diocese of Sioux City, IA on May 16, 1959. He served many parishes in the Sioux city Diocese. He also served as Chaplain at Mercy Hospital. He enjoyed working as Chaplain at the North Central Correction Center in Rockwell City as well as at Harvest Acres, a teen rehab facility. He loved teaching at many schools during his years of service. He served as Chancellor of the Sioux City Diocese from October, 1971 - July, 1981. Monsignor Ziegmann wrote a column, Daily Reflections, for The Globe newspaper for more than 20 years. He also revised the book Life in Christ. Monsignor Ziegmann served as Chaplain for Trinity Heights in Sioux City from 2000-2007. After Serving as a priest for more than 40 years, Monsignor Ziegmann retired to Texas to help take care of his brother, Edward. Following Edward's death, Monsignor Ziegmann moved to Omaha, NE to be near family. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; 4 brothers. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A MEMORIAL MASS Thursday, January 7, 10:30am, St. Martins Parish, Odebolt, IA. A ROSARY will be held at 10am prior to that.