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Siegel, Loyal

Loyal M. Siegel, age 87, of Green Bay, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013 as a result of a struggle with Alzheimer's . He was born in Gillett on May 22, 1926, son of the late Elmer and Lydia (Krueger) Siegel. Loyal graduated from West High School in 1945 and served in WWII and the Korean War.

On July 3, 1948, he married his high school sweetheart Shirley Basten at St. Joseph Catholic Church where they remained members for over 65 years. On July 3, 2013, Loyal and Shirley celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Loyal spent most of his working years in sales, retiring from the L.M. Berry Co. (Yellow Pages) in 1986 after 25 years in Sales Management. He was an avid do-it-yourself person and an avid aviation enthusiast. He started out as a model builder and later became a private pilot. Loyal was a member of the EAA and local EAA Chapter 651, the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's Church, a former Eucharistic Minister and a volunteer. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Robert (Pamela) Siegel, Scott (Lori) Siegel; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Bear, Christopher Siegel and Jared Siegel and one great-granddaughter, Ella Bear. Loyal is further survived by a brother-in-law, Richard (Dorothy) Basten; many special nieces, nephews and good friends. He was God Father to eight children, Julie Sturzl, Steven Widi, Susan Srenaski, Daniel Basten, Susan Siegel, Daniel Burkart, Michael Janelle and William VanDyck.

Loyal was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Richard Sturzl.

Visitation for Loyal will be held St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1224 12th Avenue, on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Fr. Donald Everts presiding. Entombment will take place at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Loyal's name.



Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2013
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