Dr. Jerry Ziegenhorn

Dr. Jerry Ziegenhorn

Friday, April 1st, 1938 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Dr. Jerry F. Ziegenhorn, 80, of Dubuque, Iowa died March 26, 2019. As per Jerry’s request there will be no services. Burial will take place in Florida at a later date.
Jerry was born in Independence, Missouri on April 1, 1938 the son of Forrest and Mildred (Garland) Ziegenhorn. Jerry moved to Amarillo, Texas when he was in the 10th Grade and went on to graduate from Amarillo High School in 1956. He married his high school sweetheart Judy (Burnett) Ziegenhorn in 1955. Together Jerry and Judy moved to Odessa, Texas where Jerry went to Odessa College on a basketball scholarship. Jerry moved his family to Independence, Missouri so he could continue his education at the UMKC School of Dentistry. He had a long and happy career as an Oral Surgeon in Dubuque eventually retiring in 1990. In his retirement Jerry enjoyed traveling across the United States and abroad visiting and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Judy Ziegenhorn; two sons Gene (Pam) Ziegenhorn and Joel (Anne) Ziegenhorn; five grandchildren Melissa Peters, Tara Torres, Nick Ziegenhorn, Leah Ziegenhorn, Aiden Ziegenhorn; five great-grandchildren Ava Torres, Maya Torres, Ellie Torres, Emilea Peters, and Ethan Peters. Jerry is also surved by his brother Garland Ziegenhorn and his sister Genneil Curphey.
He was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Mildred; a brother Howard Ziegenhorn; and a sister Ruth Ann Austin.
All memorials can be directed to Hospice of Dubuque.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque and Dr. Ronald Schope for their care of Jerry.
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Eric Garland

Posted at 11:40pm
It was the summer of 1971 when Jerry, my brother, Jeff, and I rode our motorcycles from Dubuque, across the Trans Canadian Highway, and up the Alcan Highway to Alaska. ( Joel was still riding his Big Wheel at that time.). It was a wonderful month that I will never forget. The adventure and scenery was great, but getting to know Jerry was the icing on the cake. So sorry for Judy and family to lose this kind, patient, talented man.

Mary L. Strom

Posted at 04:58pm
It was during my tenure as Adult Basic Education/Literacy Coordinator at Northeast Iowa Community College that Jerry retired and answered the call for a volunteer reading tutor at the 7th & Main Learning Center , Dubuque. He was patient , kind and empathetic . His service was valued and appreciated. Mary Strom

J Leibold

Posted at 04:31pm
My Deepest Sympathies to The Family and loved ones of Dr. Ziegenhorn,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Ziegenhorn. I was fortunate enough to have had the privilege of working with him many years ago. I will always cherish my time spent working at The Oral Surgeons. He knew my parents and I will never forget him telling me the first day we met ; “You look just like your Mom and your Dad.” That always brought a smile to my heart. He taught me so much not only in his gift of being a wonderful oral surgeon but through humility, kindness, and respect to everyone he came in contact with. A wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace.
Jennifer (Wareham) Leibold

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