Charles J. Siegler
August 11, 1929 - February 22, 2013
Charles J. Siegler, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2013 at his residence in Batavia. He was born August 11, 1929 in Lake Geneva, WI on August 11, 1929 the son of Erwin and Verna (nee Weisenberger) Siegler. He was united in marriage to Jane Luetten on June 14, 1952 in Burlington, WI.
Charles started his career as a math teacher in Batavia and Carol Stream. He later served as the Superintendant for the Kane County Forest Preserve for over twenty years. He had a lake named for him in 2009, Siegler Lake, located in Big Rock Forest Preserve in Big Rock. He was an avid golfer and sportsman, and enjoyed spending time with his family at his cabin in central Wisconsin.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jane; his children, Dona (Doug) Joerger of Batavia, Doug (Jeannie) Siegler of Batavia, Deann (Sam) Michaels of Paw Paw, and David (Susen) Siegler of North Aurora; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Dick Sielger; and his sisters, Dorothy Mannon and Marie Cramer.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia.
Funeral services will begin with prayers at the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 West Main Street, for Mass at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be private.
The family would like to thank CNS Home Health and Hospice for all their help during this trying time.
- Susan Mealy
Dear Jane & family,
My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear husband Chuck. I'm so glad I got to know this warm, wonderful man through my sister & brother in law, Pat & Sam Reuschlein. I recall many fun times in Cocoa Beach with you and Chuck! My prayers are with you.
- Clem Jansen
Dear Jane, Dona, Doug, Deann and David,
I met Chuck and his wife through my brother-in-law Joe Siegler. Pat Siegler was my sister. Chuck was certainly a one-of-a-kind gentleman, easy to know and like. So sorry to hear of his loss. He will be missed.
- Eric Siegler
Dear Jane, Dona, Doug, Deann, Paved...I have such fond memories of our times growing up, particularly the times we had in Big Flats. I know central Wisconsin will never be the same without Chuck. I will miss his warmth and love of family, not to mention the korny "magic" tricks he used to do. I was very lucky to have been along when Chuck joined my brothers and my dad on our house-boat trip to Rainy Lake in the boundary waters. Chuck and my dad were recalling some great stories about their life growing up...we were all laughing so hard we were crying. That was our last fishing trip with my dad, and Chuck made it extra special for everyone...and not just because he caught most of the fish. Chuck was one of a kind, and will be missed by so many who's lives he enriched. My prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Eric (Joe's son).
- Ann Zemke and Family
Jane, Dona, Deann, Doug, David, and families. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, we will keep you in our prayers. We will miss our visits with Chuck in Big Flats.
- Irene Siegler Ward
Dear Jane, Dona, Doug, and David,
So sorry to hear of Uncle Chad's passing. He was always Chad to us. Don't know who gave him that nick name. Will be missed, sorry I never got to know him later in my life. Bless you all,
Irene - William and Merle Siegler's daughter.
- Nancy (Siegler) Weigel
Dear Jane, Dona, Doug, Deann and David -- so sorry to hear about Uncle Chuck. He was a great man and even though I haven't seen you all in many years, I hear stories all the time and know he will be deeply missed. I do remember playing in a certain school bus when we were little. God bless you all. Nancy (Joe's daughter).
- Alice and Bill Call
To Jane and family. We are so sorry about Chuck's passing. I will greatly miss our talks in the summer while he was working in the yard. He was a nice man and a great neighbor.
He will be very missed.
Alice and Bill Call
- Karen Mann
Dear Jane and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing; he was a wonderful person and neighbor! We will miss talking with him, especially as he tended the garden! I'll never forget the time he helped Molly with her leaf project in 3rd grade; taking her all around your yard and telling her about each of the different trees! He will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.
- Barbara Dickenson
My sympathy to the Siegler family. Mr. Siegler was my math teacher in high school and was always one of my favorites. I would see him often now at McDonalds and he would always have a joke for me. I'll miss him. Barb Dickenson
- Janice Walgenbach
I'm so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was an outstanding man and a kind , wonderful neighbor. He will be missed. My prayers are with your whole family.