George F. Siegel, 83, Mandan, passed away July 23, 2017, at Marion Manor, Glen Ullin. Services were held July 27 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with Deacon Randy Frohlich Officiating. Inurnment was to be held at a later date. Military honors were provided by the Mandan VFW Post No. 707 and the American Legion Post No. 40 at the service.
George was born April 2, 1934, to Jacob and Monica (Matz) Siegel in Mandan. He was raised and educated in the Mandan area. George entered the U.S. 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, Mont. Vera passed away in May 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 his son, Gregory Siegel, Mandan; his daughter, Roberta (Michael) Tjaden, Mandan; two granddaughters, Sarah (Josh) Pennington, Baxter Minn., and Tanya (Ryan) Gobbs, Glendive Mont.; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Kendel and Rylee Gobbs, and 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; one great-granddaughter, Kaia Pennington; four brothers, Bill Siegel, Walter Siegel, Richard Siegel and Jack Siegel; and three sisters, Genevieve Robinson, Jackie Dorband and Marianne Olney.
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