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Marilyn Klass Sigel

Obituary for Marilyn Klass Sigel

December 9, 1936 - May 27, 2020
Homer Township, Ohio | Age 83

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.

All services will be private.

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