Charles Theodore Zeigler

Charles Theodore Zeigler

Charles “Charlie/Chuck” Theodore Zeigler passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2019, at his home in The Dalles, Ore. He was 65 years of age at the time of his passing.  

Charlie was born on Nov. 2, 1954, in Harvey, N.D., to Felix Owen Zeigler and Gloria Ardella (Volk) Zeigler.  He was the second youngest of six children.  The family moved to Anaconda, Mont., in 1956 before moving to The Dalles in 1958.  Charlie attended elementary and high school in The Dalles. from 1972 until 1974. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.  

Over the years, Charlie worked as a forestry aide for the U.S. Forestry Service, a nurse’s aide for the Oregon State Hospital and from 1992 until 2001, he worked as a cell operator with Northwest Aluminum Company.  

He had many hobbies including gardening, woodworking, crabbing at the beach, fishing, listening to music and playing guitar with friends and family.  

He was always quick with a hug and a smile.  The thing he enjoyed the most were his nieces, nephews and especially his grandchildren …whom he adored.

Charlie is survived by wife Melissa Ann   (Grayson) Zeigler; children Harmony Zeigler (husband Patrick Murphy and their daughter Katherine) of Great Fall, Mont., Dylan Zeigler (his son Jaxson) of The Dalles,  Jason Barker (his children Ava and Calvin) of The Dalles, Raymond Baker of The Dalles, Shawn Baker of The Dalles; siblings Teryl and Darrel Dafoe of Colorado Springs, Colo., Peggy and Steve Willman of Westcliffe, Colo., Dichera and Jeff Zeigler of The Dalles, and Caroline and Robbie Zeigler of The Dalles.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gloria Ardella (Volk) Zeigler (October 1, 1973), Felix Owen Zeigler (September 28, 1988); brother Terry Wayne Zeigler (April 3, 2000).

“Just remember that death is not the end.” -  Bob Dylan

Services are pending and will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • Celilo Chapel 204 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058.  Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.