News and Tribune


June 10, 2013

Sonja Louise Ziehm

47; of Westport

Funeral services for Sonja Louise Ziehm, 47, Westport, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Main Cross Independent Baptist Church, Charlestown, with burial in Silver Creek Cemetery. She died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her home.

 She was born on Sept. 8, 1965 in Jeffersonville, the daughter of Charles Herbert and Georgia Louise Burr Ross, Sr. She has lived most of her life in Charlestown and has resided in Westport since 2009. She  graduated from Charlestown High School and Ivy Tech College. She was a member of the Sellersburg VFW, and Sellersburg and Charlestown American Legion. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to festivals and playing on her computer.

 Survivors include her husband, Ronald Dale Ziehm Sr.; stepfather, Willard Bloom, of Mauckport; daughters, Debra Young and her husband, Jason, of Westport and Erin Arroyo and her husband, Jose Arroyo Garcia, of Clarksville; her son, Ronald Dale Ziehm Jr., of  Westport; sister, Betty Carter, of Bardstown, Ky.; grandchildren, Mario Ziehm, of Westport, Emily Arroyo Garcia, of Clarksville, and Mikayla Young and Cheyenne Young, both of Westport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Charles Herbert Ross Jr.

Visitation will be held from noon to  3 p.m. Friday, at the church.

Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, Westport, is in charge of arrangements.

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