Matthew Zeigler

Dayton, Ohio

Matthew Jason Zeigler, 45, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Columbus, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Matthew was born April 15, 1971, in Columbus, the son of Gary L. and Judith I. Barnett Zeigler.

He was employed most of his adult life as a robotics trainer, programmer and technical support. Matt started his career at Toyota as a welder and trained himself in robotics.

Matt gave his life to Christ as a teenager at Hill Top Church Camp in Brown County and became a member of Garden City Church of Christ.

He loved skydiving, motorcycling and tinkering on about everything. His friends referred to him as MattGyver. He could fix anything.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Gilroy officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities through the funeral home.

Survivors include his mother, Judy; sister, Amy Zeigler (Danny)Vanderbur of Columbus; daughter, Amanda Lynn Zeigler of Columbus; and grandchildren, Jaycen C. Turner, 6, and Attalie L. Zeigler, 4.

He leaves behind many very good friends, all of whom think very highly of him, including Jody Self of Bloomington and Sarah Dorn of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary, who died in 1997.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 10 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.