Lew A. Zieber, 79, of 21 Hinden Homes, Denver [PA], died Sunday evening at Ephrata Community Hospital, where he was a patient for three days.
Zieber was a welder for the former Parrish Pressed Steel, Reading. He retired in 1985 after 30 years.
An Army Air Forces veteran, he served as a staff sergeant during World War II and was a member of the Adamstown and Reinholds Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.
Zieber was a member of Adamstown Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed shooting pool and deep-sea fishing.
He was a 1942 graduate of the former Shillington High School.
Born in Adamstown, he was the son of the late Emerson and Daisy Krick Zieber.
His wife, Fern Trostle Zieber, died on July 21.
Surviving are four daughters, Linda Lou Goodman of Reading, Sandy Moyer and Lynn M. Zieber, both of Sinking Spring, and Lori Zieber of Laporte, Ind.; two stepsons, Sheron L., married to Karen Schwartz Schaefer of Womelsdorf, and Randall P., married to Tina Latshaw Schaefer of Denver; three stepdaughters, Diane R., married to William L. Ressler, and Kay L., married to Scott H. Ressler, both of Robesonia, and Pamela J., married to Lester Strunk of Richland; six grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandson.
(Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, 16 Sep 2003, Page B-4
- courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
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Grave marker for Lew A. Zieber in the Wyomissing
Cemetery, Gouglersville (Berks county), Pennsylvania.
Lew enlisted in the Army at Philadelphia, PA, probably
in 1942 following his high school graduation. He re-enlisted in
1946 and served at least a second term. His highest rank held was
that of Staff Sergeant.
Pfc Zieber, Hq Company, 3rd Battalion, was listed as
Seriously Wounded In Action on 29 June 1944 but was able to rejoin the
company on 17 July.
He was also listed as Injured In Action on 31 January
1945 and was hospitalized for nine days before rejoining the company.
He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device for his participation in the Normandy assault.