Claude Vane Ziebarth

April 20, 2016

Claude Vane Ziebarth , 62 of Lancaster, California, died April 20, 2016 in a vehicle accident along with his wife, Vickie Newman. He was born to the late Opal (Smith) and Charles Ziebarth.

Claude danced to the beat of a different drum.  He had an infectious laugh and a booming voice, always doing it “My way”.  He loved music, playing, teaching and writing. While performing on the street, Willie Nelson “stopped to listen, leaving him a “tip “. He experienced his 15 minutes of fame on You Tube, performing his original music. Claude loved the Beatles quoting John Lennon often. Claude was truly a rolling stone….. Loving life in California.

Claude served in the Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. A staunch Donald Trump supporter…. He would say I’m on the Trump Train! Trump supporters think of “Z” when you strike your vote on Election Day.

Visitation and Services

Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 8910 E Hillis St., Frankfort, Ind. Friends and family welcome. Or as Claude would say "All the hillbilly news and leave a message”.

Survived by:

He is survived by 3 children, Tonya (Heath) Gregory of Gainesville Florida , Claude C. Ziebarth and Michael (Hope Luper) Ziebarth, 10 Grandchildren, two nieces, Lisa, Britni and one nephew, Adam, sister Jane Laughner  and his fur babies, Sweetie Pie, Peewee and Pismo.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Claude Vane Ziebarth”

  1. Gary and Sandy Kinsler May 4, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Z sounds like he enjoyed life….
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Sharon Alexander May 4, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Jane so sorry for your loss, so glad I got to see him when he was home.

  3. Denise & Bruce Barney May 4, 2016 at 7:43 am

    So sorry for your loss Jane. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Elaine ( Orem ) Bogan May 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Claude from high school so well. I loved his carefree attitude and personality. I can still see him in his round wire frame glasses, large collar shirt, white belt and striped bell bottoms. Prayers of comfort to his family.

  5. Penny Henderson May 4, 2016 at 8:51 am

    You never expect to see this and my heart goes out to all of you. Claude was one of a kind and I know sorry isn’t enough. Prayers

  6. Suzie Gutierrez May 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

    So sorry for loss Jane and your family

  7. Jack & Kathy Barrett May 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for you & family!

  8. Linda Frye May 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man.

  9. Gregory Moore May 4, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Sorry for your loss Jane.

  10. Brenda Pickrell May 5, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Jane, so sorry for loss of your brother and sister-in-law. Condolences to the family. Sending prayers and strength to all of you.

  11. Gail Ramsey Abbott May 8, 2016 at 1:02 am

    So sorry for your loss. Didn’t know Claude, but I believe I went to school during seventh grade at Clinton Central Jr. High (1963) with Jane. My family are from Tennessee and we lived in Michigantown for one year. Jane Ziebarth and Eva Wyrick were my best friends.

    Again, so sorry for your loss. Sounds like a great guy.

  12. Mick Gunyon May 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Very sorry and may God bless his family. Jane have a great day!

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