Frieda N. Siegenthaler, 85, of West Liberty, died at 8:33 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital, in Bellefontaine. Born Feb. 19, 1928, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Nelle (Hagans) and Herman Carl Kaestner. On Nov. 24, 1946, she married Vaughn Leland Siegenthaler and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1991.
A former employee of the Graham Local School Board, Mrs. Siegenthaler was also a typist/receptionist for Logan County Childrenâ€™s Services, retiring on Jan. 1, 1994. While a member of the First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine, she served on the Worship Committee as well as taught in the Sunday School program for many years. Currently Mrs. Siegenthaler was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, in Urbana.
Surviving are three sons, Vaughn Leroy Siegenthaler, of Reston, Va., Duane Leland Siegenthaler, of Urbana, and Matthew L. Siegenthaler, of Urbana; two daughters, Ellen S. Brautigam, of Wapakoneta, and Lisa R. Turner, of Rockport, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five nieces, and two nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Siegenthaler was preceded in death by a son, Glen, who died in infancy; and two sisters, Barbara Kaestner and Margaret K. Cryan.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Spring Grove Cemetery, Saint Paris. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1013 E. Lawn Avenue, Urbana, on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1013 E. Lawn Ave., Urbana, 43078. Envelopes will be available in the church.
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, is serving the family.
Condolences to the family may be sent to shivelyfuneralhomes.com.