Donald F. Siegman

Donald F. Siegman, 78, of West Bend died Monday, June 4, 2007 at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

He was born April 19, 1929 in Milwaukee to the late Harvey and Grace (nee Fischer) Siegman and married Arlene I. Nevsimal on July 3, 1952 in Crown Point, Ind.

Arlene passed away on May 31, 2000.

Donald and Arlene came to the town of Trenton in 1966 where they owned and operated Sieg-manís Nursery and Garden Cen-ter and Strawberry Farm until 1976.

He then taught horticulture at MATC in Mequon for 14 years.

In his retirement years nothing brought more joy to him than spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will always be remembered for his love of classical music, his enjoyment of smoking his many pipes, wood carving and his ability for making paper airplanes.

Don was a member of the West Bend Lodge 1398 Loyal Order of the Moose.

Survivors include his three children, Jim of Billings, Mont., Scott (Sharon) of Poplar Grove, Ill. and Susan (Richard) Stewart of West Bend; three grandchildren, Jessie (Nicholas) Backhaus, Brittney Gaulkey and Cody Siegman; and two great-grandchildren, Shawn Sworske Jr. and Noah Backhaus.

He is further survived by his brother, Robert (Evelyn) of Menomonee Falls; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Shirley (Bill) Turnipseed of Baraboo, Fred (Ruby) Nevsimal of Sparta, Louis (Frieda) Nevsimal of Kendall, Richard (Bernice) Nevsimal of Woodstock, Ill. and Jim (Judy) Nevsimal of Lakeview, Ark.; his dear friends, Frank and Marilyn Grasso, Ron and Alice Kegley, Pat Gottsacker, Butch and Dorothy Krayer and Bob and Nancy Christensen; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his son, Gregory.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at St. Jamesí Episcopal Church in West Bend.

Rev. Kevin Carroll will officiate, and inurnment will follow in St. Jamesí Columbarium.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 7, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, from 5 until 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. James Episcopal Church are appreciated.