Robert E. "Yogi" Siegler

NEVADA, Mo. - Robert E. "Yogi" Siegler, 75, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Meriden, Conn., went to his eternal rest on Sunday, April 7, 2013, with his loving wife Phoebe by his side, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 13, 1937, son of the late Robert H. Siegler and Viola Newcomb Siegler. Robert served with the USAF, for eight years after high school. During this time, he met and married the love of his life, Phoebe Montgomery Siegler. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force they decided to move their family to Connecticut, where Bob worked as a police officer for the Meriden Police Department before retiring after 22 years in 1991. After living in Maine for 14 years, they decided Nevada Missouri would be their permanent home.

Bob is survived by his wife and soul mate of 48 years, Phoebe Siegler, of Nevada Mo.; son, Michael Siegler and his wife, Heather, their children, Michael Siegler Jr., and Ashley Gerace-Siegler, of Meriden; daughter, Patricia Siegler-Paul and her husband, Jeffrey Sr., of Newington, and her children, William Rogers and his wife, Erica, of Rocky Hill, and Jessica Mercier, of Meriden; his step-son, Rick Pulver and his wife, Lisa, of Anna Ill and Ricks children, Leah, Tia, Ryan, Wyatt and Alexis; and several great-grandchildren. Robert is also survived by his loving mother, Viola Siegler, of Minnesota; his brother, Frank Siegler and his wife, Rosalee, of Arizona; his brother, Bruce Siegler, of Illinois; brother-in-laws, Freddie and Vernon Montgomery; sister-in-laws, Gail, Priscilla, and Violet Montgomery, Judy Vester and her husband, Stewart, Ruby Bryan and Joyce Courchesne; several nieces, nephews; loving cousins, Carol Jean Paque, Charlotte Klimpke, and Doug Packard, to name a few. Bob was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, will be remembered for his kind heart, very unique sense of humor, and his never-ending love for animals.

The family would like offer a special thanks to Ruby Bryan, Joyce Courchesne, Vernon and Kim Montgomery, Donna Moreland-Kenney and Heartland Hospice for helping Bob and Phoebe through this very difficult Journey.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, at 1:00 at Ferry's Funeral Home Nevada, MO. 64772. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Vernon County Cancer Relief; PO BOX 24 Nevada, MO. 64772 c/o Mike Turnbull-PresidentIn Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Vernon County Cancer Relief; PO BOX 24 Nevada, MO. 64772 c/o Mike Turnbull-president.

Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 11, 2013