Obituary: Theresa (Ziegler) Poppenga
November 21, 2011
August 5, 1954 – November 2, 2011
Theresa (Terri) passed away peacefully in her home in Gardnerville, NV after a four year battle with breast cancer. Born to Clarence and Ruth Ziegler in Sioux Falls, SD, she was a resident of Sioux Falls for 33 years. In 1988 Theresa and family moved to Lake Tahoe, NV then Gardnerville, NV where she made her home and was blessed with the support of many friends and family. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Ruth and two grandchildren. Blessed to have shared her life are her children Dodie (Poppenga) Poncelas of Fairfield CA, Sarah Poppenga of Gardnerville NV, and Dean Poppenga II of Carson City, NV; grandchildren Audrey, Dean III and Vanessa Poppenga; two sisters: Anita (Ziegler) Tobin of Port Orchard, WA and Marlene Ziegler (Reed Waters) of Sioux Falls, SD and her brother Roger Ziegler of Sioux Falls, SD; her niece Amanda Tobin of Bremerton, WA and nephew David Ziegler of Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial will be held to celebrate Theresa’s life at 11AM on November 26, 2011 at High Sierra Fellowship in Minden, Nevada.