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John A. Siegmund

John A. Siegmund, age 84 years, 1 month, 9 days, of Kewaunee, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay with his loving and supportive wife at his side.

John Arthur Edward Siegmund was born October 25, 1929 in the town of West Kewaunee, son of the late Walter and Alma (Hannmann) Siegmund.

John was clothed in the garments of Christ’s righteousness and given a new life through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on November 10, 1929. He was confirmed in his faith on May 23, 1943 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kewaunee.

John married Ruth Mueller on August 13, 1964 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier.

John was a lifelong dairy farmer and had a great passion for serving on many dairy and farm related cooperative organizations. These included local, state, regional and national co-ops. He was awarded the Cooperative Builder Award in 1985 and had the pleasure of visiting a co-op in Poland. John and Ruth were also privileged to travel to Germany, Portugal and Amsterdam. While in Portugal they visited Ana Fernandes and family. Ana was an AFS exchange student who stayed with John and Ruth for a school year.

John was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served in various board positions over the years. He was a member of the Kewaunee Rotary Club, having served as President and was awarded the Rotary Person of the Year.

John is survived by his wife Ruth of 49 years; sisters, Leona Breitlow, Marian Gaedtke, Sandra (Arthur) Schweiner; brothers, Kenneth (Lois) Siegmund, Lyle (Lois) Siegmund; sisters-in-law, Anna (Gerald) Nelson, Eileen (Chris) Den Heijer, Paul Mueller, David (Nancy) Mueller. He also leaved to mourn many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Gustav & Emma Mueller; brothers, Walter (Freida) Siegmund and Lynn Siegmund; brothers-in-law & sister-in-law, Glenway Breitlow, Melvin Gaedtke, Gary (Verna) Bonesio.

Family & Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6th at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Visitation will continue at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7th at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1000 Wisconsin Ave, Kewaunee until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Kewaunee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

A special Thank You to the following for care given to John during this difficult last two months his life. Bellin Memorial Hospital - its doctors, nurses and support staff; Algoma Long Term Care & Kewaunee Care Center for their excellent care and concern; Dr’s. Kurowski, Anderson and Zenner; The Kewaunee Ambulance and Algoma Ambulance; Pastor Sullivan for his many visits, prayers and comfort given John; and the support and prayers from family and friends. God Bless all of you!

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