Thomas J. Siegel

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FORT LORAMIE - Thomas J. Siegel, age 74, of Greenback Road in Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2013.

He was born May 2, 1939, in Newport, to Frank and Irena (Sommer) Siegel. On Feb. 16, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, Thomas married Norma (Muhlenkamp) Siegel who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Diane and Daniel Magoto, of Russia, Donna and Michael Voisard, of Mesquite, Texas, Paul and Mary Leah Siegel, of Jasper, Ind., Peggy and Michael Puthoff, of Fort Loramie; 12 grandchildren, John, Eric, Ryan and Lee Magoto, Amanda and Aaron Voisard, Bryce and Drake Siegel, Joseph, Jason, Joshua and Jackson Puthoff; three siblings, Geraldine Permenter, of Troy, Carol Streib, of Versailles, Judith Holtvogt, of Fort Loramie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Siegel, of Piqua, Richard Fisher, of Sidney, Romona Rose, of Fort Loramie, Rebecca and Jim Rethman, of Fort Loramie, Rose Muhlenkamp of Tipp City, Jim and Linda Muhlenkamp, of Sidney, Mary Jane and Jim Osborn, of Columbus, Jerry and Mary Muhlenkamp, of Minster, Lucy and Mark Skinner, of Waldorf, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both parents; five siblings:,Clarence and Hilda Siegel, Arthur Siegel, Mary Fisher, Viola and Melvin Bergman, Barbara & Ralph Braun; and brothers-in-law, John Permenter, Jim Streib and John Holtvogt.

Stationed primarily in Covington, Thomas served four years in the U.S. National Guards. He retired in 2001 from the Stolle Corp. in Sidney where he had been a die setter and was employed 38 years. Thomas was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and had been a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church for many years when the Siegel family lived in Newport. He was also a member of the Fort Loramie American Legion, Walk-Up Country Club, Newport Sportsmen Club and the Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles. In recent years Tom had become an avid Reds fan. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or charity of donor's choice.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2013