Tuesday, July 24, 2018 ~ 3:00 p.m.
Word of Hope Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Endless Journey Hospice or Saline Ford Historic Preservation Society.
Barbara A. (Lewis) Ziegenbein, 89 of Ashland, NE passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland, NE. She was born August 1, 1928 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Drexel and Verona (Ruberg) Lewis.
Barbara graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School, attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and later became a qualified music instructor from Suzuki Talent Education School. She taught private violin lessons most of her life. In 1978 she founded the Ashland Arts Council and in 1995 she was a founder of the Saline Ford Historic Preservation Society in Ashland. She was a member of O.E.S. Matthews Chapter #242. She played in the Omaha and Lincoln Symphonies for many years.
Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Besides her family, she loved music and passed her love of music down to all her children and their families.
She is survived by her children, Judy (Butch Kenney) Reid of Lincoln, Jennifer Lynn (Rusty) Ziegenbein-Welch of Colorado Springs, CO, Keith James (Ardith) Ziegenbein of Ashland, Kevin Lewis (Mary) Ziegenbein of Ashland; grandchildren, Brian Reid, Aaron (Lori) Reid, Anna Lynn Haney, Zak (Jenny) Ziegenbein, Zebadiah Wilson (Amanda) Ziegenbein, Amy (Adam) Anderson, Alex (Ashley) Ziegenbein, Austin (MariBeth) Ziegenbein; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Luella Lewis; brother-in-law, Robert Berkley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Drexel and Verona Lewis, infant daughter, siblings, Carl Lewis, Jacqueline Berkley, Alan Lewis.