Sylvia Erline Zieg age 97 of York, NE died Friday, April 21, 2017 in York.
She was born February 26, 1920 in York to Jesse Earl and Emma L. Casebeer Axtell. Sylvia lost her mother to pneumonia in 1930 when she was 10 years old. She attended District 13 country grade school 3 miles west of York until the 5th grade. She then came to York to live with her Grandparents Louella and Lemuel Casebeer during the week so she could attend York Public schools.
One cold wintry day when she was in high school, the water pipes in her grandparents’ house froze and they called Anderson Lumber of York to assist. The man they sent was Hubert Zieg. He took one look at Sylvia and knew that she was the one for him. After graduation from York High School in 1937, Sylvia attended class for one year at the University of Nebraska where she studied home economics.
On May 28, 1938, Hubert and Sylvia rode a motorcycle to Papillion Nebraska to be married by the judge at the Sarpy County Courthouse. To this union 4 children, Charles Edward (Ed), Timothy (Tim), George and Michelle were born. Sylvia and Hubert made their home in York. A member of the First United Methodist Church in York she was a wonderful homemaker and mother and always welcomed friends and family into their home for a wonderful meal. She also enjoyed gardening and golfing.
Left to mourn are her children; Tim (Lynda) Zieg of York, Dr. George Zieg of Omaha and Michelle Zieg, also of Omaha, NE. Daughter-in-laws Nancy Zieg of Portland, Oregon and Marilynn Zieg Scanlin of Sugarland, Texas. Her grandchildren include; Cary (Lenora) Zieg of Lincoln, NE, Craig Zieg of Kyle, Texas, Michael Zieg of Scottsdale, Arizona, step-grandchildren Jason Pardum of Austin, Texas and Shannon Pardum of Darien, Connecticut, great grandchildren, Alex Zieg of York and Ellie Zieg of Fort Meade Maryland, Sister-in-law Mary Zieg of Lake Worth, Florida, niece Jackie Skaff of Tustin, California, nephew Jim Zieg of Santae, California, grand nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Hubert of 64 years and 11 months, son Charles Edward, her granddaughter, Gina Zieg, her sister, Marjorie Axtell Canipe, two brother-in-laws, Robert Zieg and Lew Canipe, and step-mother, Esther.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in York with the Reverend Art Phillips officiating. Burial was held in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in York or Aseracare of York.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.