Gene Siegert

Gene Siegert, “The Welder”, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Hospital at the age of 76. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan.

Gene was born in Smetana on February 3, 1934 to Ben and Berta Siegert. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1952. He enlisted in the Army National Guard and a member of Northview Baptist Church for many years.

As a very small boy, he started blacksmithing and welding in his Dad’s shop in Mumford. He owned Gene Siegert Blacksmith and Welding Shop and worked along with his Dad and later his son. His grandson said that PaPa could make anything with iron and loved doing it. He continued welding until the day he died.

Gene enjoyed going out to “his country” and tending to the cows. He loved hunting and fishing with the boys.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Cecil Siegert; and his sister, Patsy Inmon.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Barbara Siegert; one son, Gerald Siegert; one grandson, Brendan Siegert. He is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Florence Siegert; one sister-in-law, Dot Siegert Henderson; brother-in-law, Ollie Inmon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Al and Sandra Zweifel and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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  1. Barbara & Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of Gene. My Mom,Dorothy Siegert,
    & Gene grew up together. Gene’s Dad, Ben & my mom’s Dad, Bob, were brothers. My
    Mom will be unable to attend the services due to the fact that she is ill. Please
    know that your family will be in our thoughts & prayers during this time.

    Dorothy Siegert Bilbo
    Jackie Cargill Jones & Family
    Dottye Holder Tisdale & Family
    Nova Bilbo Cooper & Family

  2. Barbara & Family

    Heaven’s Eye

    When God Calls A Loved One Home
    Please Don’t Mourn Their Not Alone

    It Will Only Be A Breath Or Sigh
    Until We Meet Again In Heaven’s Eye

    Remember All The Remorse Here On Earth
    Is The Beginning Of What Heaven Is Worth

    We Will Enter Into His Kingdom One By One
    As If Our Heart’s Were Beating Like A Drum

    Into His Kingdom Will Be The Day
    You and Gene Will Be Reunited To Stay

    Written By: Rita (Andersen) Amos

    God Bless You And Your Family!

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