Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Thomas J. Siegel, 74, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2013.
He was born May 2, 1939, in Newport, to Frank and Irena Sommer Siegel. On Feb. 16, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, he married Norma Muhlenkamp, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Diane (Daniel) Magoto, Russia, Donna (Michael) Voisard, Mesquite, Texas, Paul (Mary Leah) Siegel, Jasper, Ind., and Peggy (Michael) Puthoff, Fort Loramie; 12 grandchildren, John, Eric, Ryan and Lee Magoto, Amanda and Aaron Voisard, Bryce and Drake Siegel, and Joseph, Jason, Joshua and Jackson Puthoff; three siblings, Geraldine Permenter, Troy, Carol Streib, Versailles, and Judith Holtvogt, Fort Loramie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Siegel, Piqua, Richard Fisher, Sidney, Ramona Rose, Fort Loramie, Rebecca (Jim) Rethman, Fort Loramie, Rose Muhlenkamp, Tipp City, Jim (Lea) Muhlenkamp, Sidney, Mary Jane (Jim) Osborn, Columbus, Jerry (Mary) Muhlenkamp, Minster, and Lucy (Mark) Skinner, Waldorf, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Clarence and Hilda Siegel, Arthur Siegel, Mary Fisher, Viola and Melvin Bergman and Barbara and Ralph Brown; and brothers-in-law, John Permenter, Jim Streib and John Holtvogt.
Stationed primarily in Covington, he served four years in the U.S. National Guard. He retired in 2001 from the Stolle Corporation in Sidney after 38 years, where he had been a die setter. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and had been a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church for many years when the Siegel family lived in Newport. He was a member of the Fort Loramie American Legion, Walk-Up Country Club, Newport Sportsmen Club and the Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles. In recent years he had become an avid Reds fan and also enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.