Alfred Zeigenbein, 87, of Richland, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Osage Beach.
He was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Waynesville, Mo. to John and Della Fuller Zeigenbein.
On May 1, 1955, he married Dorothy Eaken, and they shared 69 years together while working each day side by side.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sons, Gary and Larry Zeigenbein, and son, Don Zeigenbein; four brothers, Leland, Lloyd, Claudie and Donald Wayne Zeigenbein; and one sister, Lucene Holloway.
Alfred attended school in Waynesville and Richland. After marriage, he worked at a shoe factory for a period of time, and later helped build Interstate 44. He and Dorothy together owned and operated Circle Z Farms and Zeigenbein Farms and Alfred Zeigenbein Trucking Company. He was active in the Richland community. He started the I-44 Tractor Pull Association FFA Booster Club and Tri-County Fair Livestock Show. He was also a Richland R-4 School Board member, Cattleman’s Association member and Tri-County Fair Board member, among many others.
He is survived by wife Dorothy Zeigenbein; one daughter, Joyce Fritts and her husband Charley of Richland; two sons, Danny Zeigenbein and Greg Zeigenbein and his wife Julie, all of Richland; one brother, Charlie Zeigenbein and his wife Claudette of Brumley; 10 grandchildren, Steven Zeigenbein and his wife Erin, Lori Kardosz and her husband Shane, Kimberly Latham and her husband Richard, Amy Payne and her husband Alex, Christian Zeigenbein, Cheyenne Zeigenbein, Trent Zeigenbein and his wife Eleashea, Kent Zeigenbein, Dillon Zeigenbein and his fiancee’ Sydney Marcum and Macie Ragland; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; daughters-in-law, Shirley Zeigenbein, Wendy Zeigenbein, Cindy Zeigenbein and Teresa Zeigenbein; one sister-in-law, Veda Zeigenbein of Richland; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, many dear friends and neighbors.
Funeral services for Alfred Zeigenbein will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel with Max Thornsberry officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland, under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday also at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested in memory of Alfred to Richland R-4 Schools to be used for Richland FFA or Richland Athletics. Donations may be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, 1001 Lynn Street, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. Sign guest book at www.shadelscolonialchapel.com.