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Obituary for Paul Leonard Siegfried

Paul Siegfried, 85, of the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone and formerly of Niota, Illinois, died at the Home on August 29, 2017.

A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone, with Rev. James Bruch officiating.
On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., there will be a Mass of Burial at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo, Illinois, with Rev. Thomas Szydlik officiating. Burial will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Nauvoo with full Military Honors.

Paul Leonard Siegfried was born on January 18, 1932 on the family farm, in Appanoose Township in Illinois, the son of George and Mary (Bolte) Siegfried. Paul was Class President of his graduating class of 1950, from Saints Peter and Paul High School, where he was an avid basketball player. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952 and served during the Korean War. On September 5, 1959, Paul married Bonnadonna ‘Bonnie’ Rueth at the Sacred Heart Church in Fort Madison, Iowa.

Paul farmed in Hancock County in Illinois. The couple moved to Boone in the fall of 2014. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Nauvoo, and Paul loved farming, of course with his “Case” tractors, and horses.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Clement Siegfried. Paul is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Boone; a son Brent Siegfried and wife Yolantha of Aurora, Illinois; a daughter, Alison Purtle and husband Eric of Boone; a brother George Siegfried Jr. of Springfield, Illinois; a sister Catherine Campo of Riverton, Illinois; four grandchildren, Alexander Siegfried, Andrew Siegfried, Alizarin Purtle, and Evanston Purtle.

Visitation, with the family present, will be at the Church of the Sacred Heart on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

In memory of Paul, memorials may be directed to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Boone or Saints Peter and Paul School of Nauvoo, Illinois.

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone and King-Lynk Funeral Home in Fort Madison are in charge of the arrangements.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

915 12th St.
Boone, IA 50036

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

915 12th St.
Boone, IA 50036

There will be a one hour visitation before the service at the church.


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