Marilyn Klass Sigel

  • Born: December 9, 1936
  • Died: May 27, 2020
  • Location: Homer Township, Ohio

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Elyria, OH 44035
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Teacher

Marilyn Klass Sigel, 83, passed away after a long illness on May 27, 2020. She was born December 9, 1936 to Clara and Irving Klass in Dayton, Ohio. With a BA in English from Miami University and a BS in Education and a Certificate in Special Education from Ohio State University, Marilyn then taught at Chatham Elementary and became a long-term substitute teacher, primarily in Black River Local Schools. She was Vice-President of Sigel Cattle Company for 58 years located at Damar Farm in Homerville, Ohio. Devoted to her community, Marilyn was involved in many organizations, including as a board member. She was particularly active in the American Cancer Society, the Black River PTO, Cub Scout Leader, Eastern Stars, Homerville Ruritan Club, Black River Comedy Club, Temple B'nai Abraham Sisterhood, Hadassah, Leadership Medina County and Gleaners. Marilyn was a philanthropist. She contributed to over 50 charities, taught cooking and reading to the underprivilege, and donated a room to Lodi Hospital's emergency wing. Over the years she also spearheaded many fundraisers for political candidates.

She is survived by her loving husband David of 58 years, three children, Elizabeth (Tim Bouchard) of Great Falls, Virginia, Thomas, Medina, Ohio and Rozalind (David Kahn), San Anselmo, California, four grandchildren, Max and Jacob Bouchard and Clara and Mira Kahn, brother Donald (Harriet) Klass of Waynesville, Ohio, sister Joan Klass Levin of San Francisco, California, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Clara Klass, and sister, Barbara Klass Sokol.

Graveside Services with Burial at Agudath Achim Jewish Cemetery, Rt. 113, Amherst Twp. with Rabbi Lauren Werber. In memory of Marilyn, please donate to your favorite charity. Due to current conditions, the family will be sitting Shiva privately, but welcomes visits at the home residence (12390 Wandel Road, Homerville, Ohio) throughout the summer from those who wish to pay respects.

Condolence & Memory Journal

A wonderful woman who was always so generous in her support for the community and hospitalty to visitors from afar. Our deepest condolences to David, Elizabeth, Thomas, Roz, and to their families.

Posted by Eric and Anja Lundberg - Muenster, Germany - Family Friend   August 11, 2020

Dave and family, May God bless and give peace to your family. Marilyn was always so kind to me when I would stop in to visit Dave. All will miss her willingness to serve, after all that is what our life should be remembered for. Matt Steiner family

Posted by Matthew Steiner,Sr. - STERLING, OH   June 01, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the loss of your family.
May Mrs Sigel Rest In Peace!

Posted by Becky Ye - Las Vegas, NV - Family Friend   May 29, 2020

deepest condolences to dave and the family, Marilyn was one tough lady not many could put up the fight she did im sure shes resting in peace.

Posted by gary france - wesr salem, OH - Friend   May 29, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Sigel family over the loss of your loving mother, wife, and community leader who was so very kind to us.

Posted by Alan, Barbara, and Elijah Kahn - Lewiston, NY - Family   May 29, 2020

Dear Liz and the entire Siegel family. We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Siegel's passing. You are in our prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Brian Bouchard - Narragansett, RI - Family Friend   May 29, 2020

So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. Marilyn loved the opera. I met her at one of the Metopera HD live performances at the Montrose theater. We always sat in the back row. She was a delight to be with. She would scold me for not listening to the live Met broadcasts every Saturday. Every time I listen to opera
now I will think of her.

Posted by Barbara Gillette - Wadsworth, OH - Friend   May 29, 2020

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