Sigmund Edmund Maika, Sr.
July 21, 1945 - July 2, 2021
KENOSHA - Sigmund "Sig" Edmund Maika, Sr., age 75, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2021 at Froedtert South Hospital.
He was born on July 21, 1945 in Wimber, Germany, the only child, to the late Edmund and Walentina Maika. At the age of 10, Sigmund immigrated with his mother to the United States, after the passing of his father from cancer. On September 4, 1962, he proudly became a United States citizen.
Sigmund enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965 and was deployed to the Vietnam War in 1967 with the 101st Airborne Division until his honorable discharge in 1968 as a rank of Sergeant.
On February 28, 1969, he married Colleen (nee McNeil). They made their home in Kenosha and raised their family. Sig enjoyed coaching his son's soccer teams, fishing and handball. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and he was an avid NASCAR, Brewers and the Packers fan. He was a great conversationalist and loved talk radio.
After his service, Sigmund worked for Sears, and then Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Company, where he was the Vice President of Sales, retiring in 2009.
Survivors include his wife Colleen; and their three children: Sigmund, Jr., Todd (Krista), and Kimberly (Richard) Agpasa; his grandchildren: Kyra, Derek, Thomas, Chase, Addison, Layla, Liliana, and Londyn.
Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Sig's life on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the VFW, 6618-39 Ave., Kenosha, with military honors at 2 p.m.