Marilyn S. Zeigler, 87, a long-time Brunswick resident, passed away peacefully on the evening of November 17, 2022, in Brunswick, Ohio. She was born on May 4, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio to Fred and Agnes (Regal) Schenk.
She was a dedicated member of Brunswick Reformed Church (BRC) and considered the church to be her second family. In addition, to being a charter member, she also served as a youth group advisor, a morning greeter, a Bible study member, and a steadfast prayer warrior. One of her most fervent prayers was answered with the creation of a connection of BRC with Kids Hope USA. A program that connected her church family with her work family, Towslee Elementary, in a mentorship program for children.
Marilyn’s years of work as a librarian were more of a devotion than employment, as she served over 40 years as the Librarian at Towslee Elementary School. She made it her top priority to ensure every student and staff member knew that they were important and valued individuals. She instilled a passion for reading in every child and decorated her library as a playful area to explore the world through books. Many students hold fond memories of her many puppets and animal cracker treats, as well as her consistent encouragement to give warm fuzzies and to avoid cold pricklies. Last month, Marilyn was inducted into the Brunswick School District Alumni Hall of Fame, in recognition of her tremendous impact on so many lives.
Marilyn will be deeply missed by many, but especially by her family. She is survived by her children, Donna (John) Cook, Tracy Lezark, Scott Zeigler, and Karyn (Earl) Gentile; grandchildren, Kyle, Kelly (Marc), Kevin, Grace, Madeline, and Joey; and great-grandchild, Wesley; as well as many family members and friends. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Eddie and Freddie.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick, Ohio, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 2:30 PM. The family will receive friends at Brunswick Reformed Church at 1:30 PM, before the start of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick, OH 44212.
Bollinger Funeral Services assisted the family.