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Sophia A. Ziebarth

Sophia A. Ziebarth, age 99, of Winsted, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

She was born Oct. 31, 1909, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mary T. Bayerl Kegler.

Sophia graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1924.

On Oct. 21, 1930, Sophia and George B. Ziebarth were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three sons.

Sophia was formerly employed at the Winsted Theatre for 20 years, at St. Mary’s Hospital & Nursing Home for 20 years, at Rouf’s Brothers Groceries, and at Green Giant Canning.

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, and flowers.

A lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Sophia was a member of the CCW.

She is survived by her children, Clayton (Alice) Ziebarth of Plymouth, Melvin (Joann) Ziebarth of Minneapolis, and Kenneth Ziebarth of Winsted; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Magdalen Bebo of Silver Lake; and other relatives and friends.

Sophia was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1951; her parents, Lawrence E. and Mary Kegler; two brothers, Bill and Alfred Kegler; and three sisters, Agnes Schermann, Loretta Moy, and Leone Zachmann.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father William A. Sprigler was the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a CCW rosary recited at 4:30 p.m., and continued Tuesday for one hour prior to the Mass.

Casket bearers were Steve, Jim, Jake, Eric, and Darin Ziebarth, and Wade Krinke.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.