PANDORA – Donald Lee Sigler, 87, of Pandora, died at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born September 4, 1933 in Leipsic to the late Ralph and Pauline (Wood) Sigler. Don was a graduate of the Continental class of 1951. On August 6, 1955 he married Ruth Anne Warner, who survives in Pandora. Don and Ruth were blessed with 65 years of marriage. They enjoyed countless travels that included visiting all nine continents and fifty states.
Don is survived by three children: Terry Lee (Kim) Sigler of Ottawa, Ted (Shelia) Sigler of Findlay, Teresa Anne (Scott) Featheringham of Botkins; six grandchildren: Joshua (Michele) Sigler, Jacob Sigler, Jenna Sigler, Brittany Sigler, Brandon (Rachel) Sigler, Bryan Sigler; three step-grandchildren: Ashley (Zac) Basinger, Austin Featheringham, Andrew (Jen) Featheringham; one great-grandson on the way; two step-great-grandchildren: Quinten Basinger and Carter Brunson; and one sister: Judy (Mike) Erven of Findlay; and his dog, Annie.
He was preceded in death by his brother: Marvin (Marilyn) Sigler of Tampa, Florida.
Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In the Army, he was a helicopter mechanic from 1956 - 1958 in Desert Rock, Nevada overseeing atomic bomb detonations. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Russco Window in Pandora as a foreman from 1958 - 1970. When Russco relocated, Don became a State of Ohio Meat Inspector from 1970 until he retired with 25 years of service in 1995. Don and Ruth owned Sigler Quality Meats from 1981 - 1992.
Don and Ruth are members of the First Lutheran Church of Leipsic. He volunteered his time as a member of Putnam County Historical Society. Don enjoyed giving back to his community by coaching little league all the way through acme league baseball. He was a proud Eagle Scout and led his two sons and four grandsons to follow in his footsteps. Don was a lifelong Boy Scout Master overseeing Troop 226 for countless years.
Don loved all his sporting events, especially those that included family traditions. Don and his oldest son, Terry, have been attending the Cleveland Indians Home Opener since 1988 and the Indianapolis 500 since 1981. The tradition has carried on to include his grandchildren, making cherished memories for generations to come.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Putnam County Homecare and Hospice as well as the Hilty Home.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa with Pastor Tim Hauenstein officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora at the convenience of the family. In keeping with the social distancing guidelines, a visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Masks will be required upon entering the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County Homecare and Hospice.
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