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Frances Elaine "Fran" (Shaver) Ziegs/Bigham

Al & Fran Ziegs

Frances Elaine "Fran" Shaver was the daughter of Clifford Joseph & Luella M. (Randall) Shaver. She was born on October 2, 1924 in Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, USA.

As of April 10, 1930, per the U.S. Census for that year, her family had relocated to 211 Warren in Charlotte, Eaton County.

Per the 1940 U.S. Census (Apr 1940), her family had relocated to 7511 Miller Street in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Her first husband was Charles L. Chalker, son of Louis & Laura Chalker. She married him sometime around 1942. He was killed in action during in World War II. They had no children together.

She married 1st Lt. (First Lieutenant) Alfred Arthur "Al" Ziegs, oldest son of immigrants Carl August Alfred & Ida E. (Reenig) Ziegs in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan on July 22, 1945. Al preceded her in death in September of 1967.

She later married Floyd Robert Bigham on October 15, 1969 in Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan. Fran was a homemaker and a member of Grove Bible Church. They volunteered for many years at Ovid Healthcare Center in Ovid.


Fran passed away on Friday, November 7, 2008 at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan. Funeral services were held on the following Monday, November 10th at Keck-Coleman Funeral Homes with Pastor Larry Smith and Pastor Robert Prange officiating. She was buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ovid.


Al & Fran had three known children:


Edward Ziegs [living]

Kathleen (Ziegs) Welter [living]

Mary Lou (Ziegs) Bancroft [living]



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