Stephen J. Siegel Jr., 90, of Maryville, Ill. born Sept. 9, 1922, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away at 1:28 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Siegel retired from the Department of Army in 1978 as the director of systems management with the Federal Government Automated Logistics Management Systems Agency. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was the recipient of The Purple Heart from injuries occurred in Metz, France. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville, Ill., and a former member of the Catholic War Veterans. He enjoyed his days of boating, working crossword puzzles and woodworking and was a big fan of baseball. The love and special times shared with his family and friends will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva M. nee Grabin, Siegel, whom he married on July 3, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo., and who died on June 18, 2004; parents, Stephen J. and Susan, nee Danco, Siegel.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jack Grieves of Edwardsville, Ill.; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Carla Siegel of Fairview Heights, Ill.; a grandson, Jason Grieves of Edwardsville, Ill.; a granddaughter, Casey Grieves of Edwardsville, Ill.; a sister, Norma Mertzen of Maryville, Ill.; other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to a
and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Visitation: Friends may call in celebration of his life from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the funeral chapel. Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Glen Carbon, Ill..
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on February 11, 2013