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George Siegel

April 2, 1934 — July 23, 2017

George F. Siegel, 83, Mandan, passed away July 23, 2017 at Marion Manor in Glen Ullin.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, ND with Deacon Randy Frohlich Officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Military Honors will be provided by the Mandan VFW Post #707 and the American Legion Post #40 at the service on Thursday. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.

George was born on April 2, 1934 to Jacob and Monica (Matz) Siegel in Mandan, ND. He was raised and educated in the Mandan area. George entered the United State Air Force in 1951. George married Vera Force on March 27, 1954 in Mandan. George continued in the Air Force being stationed in Greenland, England, Korea, Kansas at Forbes AFB and then Grand Forks AFB before retiring in 1971 after 20 years. During his time in the Air Force he received his GED. After his retirement from the Air Force he returned to the Bismarck/Mandan area and worked at Wachter Ranch. George and Vera retired in 1982 to Plains, MT, Vera passed away in May of 1994. George continued to live in Montana until 2004 when he returned to Mandan.

George enjoyed doing woodworking after his retirement and made all kinds of lodgepole furniture. He enjoyed selling his furniture at fleamarkets. He was an avid elk hunter and would hunt in central Montana with family and friends. He was lifetime member of the Horse Plains VFW Auxiliary. George enjoyed old country music and spending time with his faithful dog, Queenie. Above all George’s family was central in his life and he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by son, Gregory Siegel, Mandan; and daughter, Roberta (Michael) Tjaden, Mandan; two granddaughters, Sarah (Josh) Pennington, Baxter MN; and Tanya (Ryan) Gobbs, Glendive MT; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Kendel and Rylee Gobbs, Taiya and Jack Pennington; one daughter-in-law, Michelle Siegel, Mandan; two brothers, Kenny (Jeannie) Siegel, Mandan and Robert (Georgia) Siegel, Bismarck; and three sisters, Janice Rudas, New Mexico; Donna Vogel, Mandan; and Rita Lucas, Mandan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vera, who died in May, 1994; one son, Bryan Siegel; Mandan; one great-granddaughter, Kaia Pennington; four brothers, Bill Siegel, Walter Siegel, Richard Siegel, and Jack Siegel; three sisters, Genevieve Robinson, Jackie Dorband, and Marianne Olney.

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