Obits – Kenneth E. Siegle
Kenneth E. Siegle, age 79, of Norwood, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Mass of Christian Burial held Friday Jan. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church (215 North Chestnut Street) Belle Plaine with Fr. Sam Perez as celebrant. Visitation held Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia (141 East First ST.) and one hour prior to the Mass at church; vigil prayers 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening; interment St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Faxon Township.
Ken was born on Nov. 12, 1933 in Dahlgren Twp. the son of Hilary and Germaine (Mohrbacher) Siegle. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Carver. On Sept. 15, 1956 he was united in marriage to Irene E. Schlechter at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia by Father Kauer.
Farming was Ken’s life, he enjoyed every aspect of it. Ken was farming until he had a stroke in November of 2011. He was a graduate of Chaska High School and served in the Navy for eight years. Ken adored his grandchildren taking them along with him wherever he was going. He would love to go out and dress up in his suit and tie for a number of different occasions. Thirsty Thursday was his favorite day of the week always having a good time on that day. Ken would never pass up going to an auction or a chance to go and fish a local lake. He always had old tyme music playing in the background, keeping his feet tapping. Ken was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Waconia.
Ken was preceded in death by his son-in-law David Bigaouette; parents Hilary and Germaine Siegle; father-in-law and mother-in-law Peter and Anna Schlechter; brothers-in-law Al Johnson, Joe Essig and Donald Schlechter; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and Ralph Kelzer.
Ken is survived by his loving family: wife Irene; children and spouses Barb Bigaouette and Jeff O’Brien of Belle Plaine, Connie and Dan Witt of Belle Plaine, Dave Siegle and Lisa of Belle Plaine, Jeff and Melissa Siegle of Norwood, Tim and Julie Siegle of Norwood, Ann and Johan Miller of Belle Plaine, Bruce and Tina Siegle of Norwood; grandchildren Chris and Jenny Witt, Nicole and Dave Fleming, Ashley Witt and fiancé Justin, Rachel Witt, Jessica and Jim Fogarty, Sara and Joey Effertz, Lindsay Siegle and Ryan, Jake Siegle, Zach Siegle, Nick Siegle, Abbie Siegle, Derek Siegle, Dillon Siegle, Andrew Siegle, Brady Siegle, Lucas Siegle, Ryan Siegle, Victoria Miller, Kaitlyn Siegle, Devin Siegle; great-grandchildren Bryce and London; brothers and sisters-in-law Dennis and Gladys Siegle of Waconia, Leon and Joan Siegle of Chaska, Glen and Judy Siegle of Grand Marias, Ronald and Sharon Siegle of Chaska, Thomas and Ratana Siegle of Las Vegas, Stan and Barbara Siegle of Mankato, Dale and Cheryl Siegle of Colorado; sisters and brother-in-law Doris and Art McNabb of Plymouth, Lois Siegle of St. Anthony; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Sister Rosaria Schlechter SLW of St. Paul, Elaine Schlechter of New Germany, LaVerne Kirsch of Waconia, George and Diane Schlechter of Delano; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers (Grandsons) Chris Witt, Jake Siegle, Zach Siegle, Lucas Siegle, Ryan Siegle, Nick Siegle, Dillon Siegle, Derek Siegle, Andrew Siegle, Brady Siegle, Devin Siegle.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.