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Dr. John Zieglschmid

Dr. John Zieglschmid

Sunday, June 18th, 1933 - Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Dr. John F. Zieglschmid
June 18, 1933-- April 1, 2019

Dr. John F. Zieglschmid passed in his sleep April 1, 2019 at the age of 85.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 6th at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church. Services are under direction of Stephenville Funeral Home.

Dr. John F. Zieglschmid was a first generation German-American born June 18, 1933 in Evanston, Illinois to Dr. Johannes Zieglschmid and Mathilde Schreiner. He attended Northwestern University and later received his medical diploma from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. As a Public Health intern at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, he met the love of his life, a beautiful red-haired nurse, Eileen Shanahan.

After serving as deputy chief medical officer for 2 years in the United States Coast Guard, John did a residency in Aerospace Medicine at the Ohio State University. In 1964, he moved his family to Houston, Texas to work as a Chief Resident in Aerospace Medicine at NASA. He worked for NASA his entire medical career. One of the most notable moments in John’s career occurred during Apollo 7 when he prescribed the first medication used in space. He was a man of many varied interests which including flying, hunting and meteorology, but his true passion was for ranching.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Zieglschmid, his stepdaughter, Clare Nowlan, and his four daughters; Anne Adams, Mary Zieglschmid Adams, Heidi Zieglschmid and Barbara Lednicky; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Cuneo and her three children and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, or another charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Stephenville Funeral Home
    Address
    120 W. South Loop
    STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Brendan's Catholic Church
    Address
    1444 West Washington
    STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401
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