Siegl, James V.
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James V. Siegl of Ft. Collins, CO., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 15, 2014. He was born in Sheboygan, WI, on Aug. 28, 1932, to Anthony and Leona Siegl, and lived there a good part of his life.
He was employed at the Sheboygan Press for 33 years. Upon retirement, he briefly worked at the Plymouth Review. He and his second wife, Helene, then moved to Bella Vista Village in Arkansas for seven years, then deciding to move to Colorado, where three of the six children reside.
Jim had a beautiful marriage to his first wife, Georgia. lasting 27 years. During that time, Jim took up a lifetime hobby of wood-carving…carving out a miniature circus.
That circus later became too large to maintain in a home and was donated and co-sponsored to "The Above and Beyond Children's Museum" in Sheboygan, WI. The museum is located at the corner of Niagara and 8th St.
While living in Arkansas, Jim went into other forms of wood-carving, including golfers, horses, etc. He loved playing golf, but found that carving "Old World Santas" was his real calling. He carved and his wife painted. His hope was that someday those santas would be featured in a children's hospital or museum.
Jim lived a full life and loved his Lord and Savior. He had two children with his first wife, Georgia, later adding four step-children with his wife, Helene. Jim was preceded in death by his parents , his first wife (Georgia) and their baby daughter, brother, Terry Siegl and stepdaughter, Tracy Gurholt. Surviving children are Mike Siegl (Tina), Heidi Evans (Bruce); surviving stepchildren are Jeff Cronen (Ann), Jodi Little (Wade), Todd Cronen, and son-in-law Bruce Gurholt. Jim had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren of which he was very proud.
Condolences may be directed to his wife, Helene and family. At 3605 Royal Dr. Ft. Collins, CO. 80526. and to his two children: Heidi Evans at 7762 Darby Circle, Ft. Collins, CO. 80525 and Mike Siegl at 2935 Nova Drive, Ashland, OR. 97520
Published in Sheboygan Press on Feb. 23, 2014