Ottie Paul Zieger, 82, died after a brief illness on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2007.

He was born Aug. 24, 1925, the youngest son of Rudolph and Hattie Zieger in Washington County.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church. He was also a football fan and 30- year member of the Calallen Wildcats Booster Club. He was an avid fisherman and was a former Archery state champion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two grandchildren.

Ottie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lil; five daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Charlie Chapman, Marylyn and Doug Webb, Carol and Don Cox, Terry and Cliff Brewer and Narcille and David Morton; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church at 3901 Violet Road with The Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as celebrant. Burial followed in Seaside Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were Travis Shoop, Van Blacklock, Jack Deer, Bob Coe, Bud Whittington, George Vonderchek, Jesse Garza and Pat Grogan.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home