Steven A ZiegmanMay 6, 1951 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 66)
Steve Ziegman, a lifelong Alaskan who took full advantage of the opportunities for adventure the state provided, died on December 12, 2017. Steve was born in Anchorage in May of 1951 and spent his childhood there. After graduating from West High School, he attended Shoreline Community College in Seattle, after graduating and marrying his first wife, Jan, he returned to Alaska. Steve loved the years he lived in Circle, running a trapline with his dog team. Steve later moved to Healy to work for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation, a job he retired from in 2002. Steve was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1993. Despite 25 years of intermittent treatments and two stays in Seattle for stem cell transplants, he remained an active and valued member of his community until his death. Steve served for roughly ten years on the Tri-Valley Community Library Board, and spent many years driving the Tri-Valley School student activity bus and volunteering with the Tri-Valley School’s Building Trades program. Steve was laid to rest in Healy on December 14, 2017 with a funeral and graveside service officiated by Rabbi Abram Goodstein of Congregation Beth Sholom of Anchorage. He is survived by his wife Annette, sons Nathan and his family (Texas), David (Colorado) and Ben (Healy), daughter Bekah (Australia), mother Anne Ziegman Shulman (Seattle), sisters Viv (Israel) and Lori (California). The family asks that memorial contributions in Steve’s name be made to the J Michael Carroll Cancer Center of Fairbanks or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center of Seattle. Arrangements were entrusted to Blanchard Family Funeral Home.