JERALD “JERRY” SIEG | Waushara Argus
Jerald (Jerry) Harvey Sieg passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday April 27 after an unexpected battle with cancer. Born on November 25, 1943, Jerry was the first child of Dora (Maldari) and Harvey Sieg. He grew up in Berlin until the age of 12 when a business opportunity moved the family to Redgranite, his mother’s hometown. Jerry attended school in Berlin until his sophomore year of high school when he transferred to Wautoma High School and graduated in 1962. After graduating he started computer school in Milwaukee until he came home one weekend and told his parents that he and his friend, Leo Bonnelli, had enlisted in the US Air Force. Much of Jerry’s time in the Air Force was spent in Europe until he was honorably released in 1966.
Returning to Redgranite, Jerry married Sandra (Sandy) Glaske in 1968 and together they owned and operated Jerry’s Bar and Lanes for 30 years. Jerry and Sandy have built a great life together and are blessed with two daughters Lisa and Lori. After selling the tracks in 1998, he worked at Berlin Kitz and Pfiel in the rental center and small engine repair service until his full retirement in 2013.
Jerry has devoted much of his life to sports and community service. He coached his two daughters’ softball teams. To this day, the women he trained still laugh at his memorable one-liners. He played and sponsored softball in the tavern and alumni leagues. For many years there wasn’t a summer Thursday night when he couldn’t be found standing on a pitcher mound somewhere in Waushara County or Green Lake. Jerry has been an active member and leader of the Redgranite Lions Club for 50 years, holding many positions. For 25 years he was a member of the Redgranite Fire Department. Jerry began serving on the Redgranite Village Board of Directors as a Trustee in 1999. He became Village President in 2004 and held this position until 2017.
Jerry shared his love for fishing and hunting with everyone who appreciated him as much as he did. Golf has always been a part of his life and in recent years it has become the one thing he looks forward to every spring. He loved being on the course, playing and spending time with his family and friends, especially his daughters and grandson.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Sandy; two daughters: Lisa (Brandon) Saladin and Lori Sieg Ketter; four grandchildren: Jake Ketter, Kyle Ketter, Kadence Saladin and Jaden Saladin; Brother, Tom (Lynda) Sieg; two sisters-in-law: Jean Morey and Janice Thorpe. He is also survived by nieces, cousins ââand other relatives as well as many friends he called.
He was predeceased by his parents: Harvey and Dora Sieg; Sandy’s parents: Herbert and Martha Glaske; two sisters-in-law Leasatta Rosenquist and Betty Reilly; ten aunts and uncles: Laura (Sam) Rellis, Isabelle (Robert) Marks, Mary (Pete) Quick, Joe (Betty) Maldari, Evelyn (Earl) Chase
At Jerry’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. If you want to honor it, volunteer to coach a team of kids, take a family member out hunting or fishing, or get involved in your community by joining a civic organization or showing up at a community organization. public service. Do your part to make your home a better place for everyone. It would be the best way to honor Jerry. Stahl Funeral Services helped the family make arrangements, www.stahlfuneralhome.com
The family is especially grateful to all the staff at Ascension Home Care Nursing and Therapy as well as Compassus / Acension at Home Hospice of Neenah. All of the nurses who visited and treated Jerry did so with love and compassion.
Additionally, the family would like to show their utmost gratitude to Jeff and Angie at the Stahl Celebration and Remembrance Center in Wautoma. Their attention and professional service was just what the family needed during this difficult time.