The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

December 10, 2013

Max Sigman

OTTUMWA — R. Max Sigman, 87, of 745 Grace St. died 1:45 p.m. December 6, 2013 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

He was born July 5, 1926 in Ottumwa to George and Pearl Cox Sigman. He married Joanne Chisman January 11, 1952.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1944, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an employee of John Deere Ottumwa Works for thirty-nine and half years, retiring in 1983. He was a life member of BPO Elks Lodge #347, O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and a social member of Knights of Columbus Council #888.

Surviving are his wife Joanne; a daughter Jan (Rick) Stevens of Ottumwa; two sons Dennis Sigman of Urbandale and Phil Sigman of Andalusia, IL; three grandchildren, Natalie (Brad McCloskey) Stevens, Samantha (Nick) Ulin and Blake Stevens; a great granddaughter, Carigan Joanne McCloskey; a sister-in-law, Roberta Sigman of Ottumwa and a brother-in-law, Andy Jansen of Oskaloosa.

He was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Max Andrew Sigman; a brother, Gene Sigman; and two sisters, Shirley Jansen and Louise Sigman.

His body has been cremated.

Graveside services and inurnment were held Monday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Gary Brooks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society P.O. Box 1149 Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.

Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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