Donald Philip Siegel
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Donald P. Siegel, 92, a protective father, grandfather and businessman known for his intelligence, stubbornness and generosity, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Muskegon, Mich., surrounded by his children.
Born in Belleville, Ill., on Nov. 18, 1925, he attended Washington University in St. Louis before joining the Navy in 1944 and transferring to the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1946. Later that year, he married Marilyn Jean Hatfield, his wife of 57 years, in South Bend, Ind., where they raised five children as Donald served as an Executive Vice President in finance for Associates. He retired in 1987 and split his time between Oakbrook, Ill., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., until he moved to Michigan in 2015 to be closer to his daughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Edna Siegel; wife, Jean; and daughter, Martha. He is survived by his older brother and best friend, Ken (Margie) Siegel; children, Donald (Daphne) Siegel, of Troy, Ill., Janice Siegel, of West Bloomfield, Mich., Mary (Steve) Nagengast, of North Muskegon, Mich., and John (Jane) Siegel, of Jensen Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Kate (Michael Zuidema) Nagengast, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carl (Pamela) Siegel, of Newburgh, NY, Stephanie (Richard) Walsh, of Wellesley, Mass., Carlie Siegel, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Courtney (KC O'Brien) Siegel, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Harrison and Eleanor Zuidema, Adelaide Siegel, Conor Walsh, and Clarkson O'Brien.
Don (aka Pops) enjoyed gambling, especially on horse races, crossword puzzles, studying his finances, dining out and Notre Dame football.
He was buried in a private graveside service on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Riverview Cemetery in South Bend, Ind. Donations in his memory may be made to the Siegel-Nagengast Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Notre Dame, or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave. #400, Muskegon, MI 49441.
His wicked sense of humor, sharp attire and intellect, and watchful guidance will be missed with every Notre Dame tailgate, Eckert's peach, chocolate turtle, glass of Chardonnay, scratch-off lottery ticket and collector's coin we encounter. May he rest in eternal peace and live forever in our hearts and the Sunday funnies.
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