John R. Siegel

March 26, 1942 ‒ June 11, 2020

Centerburg, Ohio

John R. Siegel, 78, of Centerburg passed away late Thursday evening, June 11, 2020 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. He was born March 26, 1942 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio to the late Robert and Ruth (Ueltschy) Siegel.

On September 4, 1966, John married the love of his life, Sue (Davis) Siegel in Centerburg, and together they shared 53 years of marriage. He went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the United States Army.

A pipefitter for 40 years, John was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 189, a member of the Centerburg school board for 8 years, the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #9, and the Centerburg United Methodist Church. He was a 1960 graduate of Johnstown Monroe High School. John was an amusing character, known for his many colorful sayings. He enjoyed golf, and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish John’s memory are his loving wife, Sue Siegel; daughter, Mindy (Bryan) Carter of Erie, MI; son, Chad (Lisa) Siegel of Centerburg; grandchildren, Evan, Braden, and Tylan Siegel, Kylie and Levi Carter; brothers: William (Jackie) Siegel, and Thomas (Nancy) Siegel; and several other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61 at SR 3, Sunbury, Ohio, where services celebrating John’s life will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Knox County Honor Guard.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Centerburg United Methodist Church.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • She, Mindy, and Chad,

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Siegel. Keeping your family in my prayers.

    Dianne Saunders-Shoenfelt

  • Sue,Mindy and Chad and extended family, sorry to hear of your family’s loss of John. He always had a saying for the day, whenever grandpa and I would see him. Our prayers are with you and your families.

  • Sue, Mindy, Chad and all extended family,

    Brian and I are very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

  • We are sorry for your loss he now is in a much better place. John and I had some great times as kids and is missed.

  • Sue, Mindy and Chad, I have known the Siegel family all my life and there is not a better family around. My sympathy for your loss. God Bless all of you.

  • To the Siegel family,

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of cousin Johnny. We didn’t get to see each other as much as I would have liked, but the time we did spend together was precious to me.

    My heart goes out to the family and I will keep you in my prayers. Fly with the angels cousin Johnny.

    Judy Ueltschy

  • To the family: So, so sorry for your loss. John and I grew up together in Johnstown. We went through all 12 grades together and spent many an hour in common classes. I particularly remember a couple sleepovers we has as kids. His parents were awesome and friends of my parents as well. John and I played sports together at Johnstown High and shared many a fine moment as teammates. He was mild-mannered but had a silly side as well, and was always a pleasure to be around. Did not have much contact with him in recent years but he will always be a good friend to me.

    Stuart Parsons

  • To the family….
    So many good memories of John as we went to school together.
    May good send his grace to all of you.
    Rest In Peace, my friend.
    Tom Van Fossen

  • Chad and family and extended family, so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My condolences and prayers to all.

  • Sue and family
    Our heartfelt condolences to your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Steve & Cathy Clutter

  • Sue And family. So sorry to hear about John passing. We have so many fun memories of John. So happy to have known him. Thinking of you . Love Mark and Bonnie

  • Sue and family
    I am sending heartfelt condolences to you. Prayers for comfort and peace to you durning this time. John will greatly be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
    Warm thoughts

  • Sue and family,
    Was so saddened to hear about John. My heart is breaking for all of you.
    Makes me think of many years ago when we lived on Factory St and had parties. I remember so well you and John were dating. Think Bobbi and Doug were too. Many good memories.
    Loved that picture of John sitting in between Bobbi and you, Sue. He had that grin on his face, we all remember well.
    May God bless and look after all of you.

  • Sue and family, my condolences. Wishing warmth and comfort in your many memories of John.

  • Sue and family, I was so saddened to hear about John’s passing. He was a special person who leaves footprints on many hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Please know how much we are saddened to hear of Johns passing. You were a wonderful couple to admire in Centerburg. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family.
    Your friends, Chuck and Jeanne Spangler

  • We are so sorry for your loss of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Kim and Richard Downs