Karl Henry Siegmund

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Karl Henry Siegmund, 89, died peacefully at his home at Bickford of Midland, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Karl was born July 30, 1923, in Chicago and was the only child born to the late Theodore and Anna (Schreyer) Siegmund.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a navigator on a B-24 Bomber. After finishing his service to his country, Karl attended Northwestern University in Chicago and earned his degree in chemical engineering.

On March 23, 1946, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Sharkey. She preceded him in death in September of 2002.

In 1962 Karl moved his family to Midland to work for the Dow Corning Corp. After his retirement from Corning, he spent many enjoyable years working in the museum and at the front desk at the Midland Center for the Arts.

Karl was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. He also was very active in Boy Scouts as a scout leader for many years. He also was an avid amateur HAM radio operator. Karl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed photography and his family will cherish all of the photos that he took throughout his lifetime.

Karl is survived by his children and their spouses, Paul and Becky Siegmund of Livonia, Nancy Woolever of Alanson, Kurt and Tina Siegmund and Mark and Denise Siegmund all of Midland; grandchildren, Kacey Woolever, Jim (Sarah) Woolever, Amy (Stevan) Gozdzialski, Mike Siegmund, Leslie Siegmund, Walker Siegmund, Lauren Siegmund, Ashley Siegmund; and great-grandchildren Brianne Woolever, Alexis Gozdzialski, Kaleb Gozdzialski, and Logan Gozdzialski.

Karl's family would like to thank the staff of Bickford for the kind and loving care they provided during the past two years.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from Trinity Lutheran Church, 3701 Jefferson Ave., Midland. The Rev. Gerald Ferguson will officiate, with burial to follow in Midland Cemetery. Full military graveside honors will be presented by the Midland Area Veterans and Department of the U.S. Army. Karl's family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Trinity Lutheran Church or Midland Center for the Arts. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors, 1200 W. Wheeler St., Midland.

Published in Midland Daily News from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2012
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