Dean N. Zeigler was born March 25, 1918, at Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Motor Police from Spring Mills on October 1, 1941, and was assigned to Troop A-2, Harrisburg. He was 23 years old and 5’11” tall. At 10:40 p.m.
On October 11, 1942, Private Zeigler was operating his patrol vehicle on U.S. Route 15, 3 miles north of Dillsburg, York County, when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The operator of the second vehicle was from Niagara Falls, New York. Private Zeigler was taken to Harrisburg Hospital where he died of his injuries 6 days later.
Private Zeigler is buried in the Spring Mills Cemetery, Spring Mills. He was survived by his father, Mr. Ralph R. Zeigler, Spring Mills. At 24, Private Zeigler had completed one year of Pennsylvania Motor Police service.