Patricia Kae Siglin
12/10/1931 - 12/01/2022
Obituary For Patricia Kae Siglin
Patricia Kae (Daugherty) Siglin, 90, of Perry, IA passed away peacefully at the Dallas County Hospital, Perry, IA. on December 1, 2022 from congestive heart failure. Private burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Minburn.
Patricia or “Pat” was born on December 10, 1931, the daughter of Richard and Opal (Bever) Daugherty in rural Earlham, IA. Growing up, her parents farmed in the Earlham, Perry, and Woodward, IA areas. She graduated from Woodward High school in 1949. On December 31st of that year, she married the neighbor boy, Robert (Bob) D. Siglin at her parent’s farm home near Woodward, IA. To this union, four children were born.
Pat and Bob lived and farmed together their entire married lives, which included 2 years on a family farm in rural Earlham provided by her Great Aunt and Uncle Bloomquist. They moved back to rural Woodward and purchased land in the Des Moines River Valley. In the fall of 1967, that farm was purchased by the Corps of Army Engineers as flood control for the Saylorville Lake project. They then purchased and moved to a farm north of Minburn and continued their farming operation until retiring in 1988.
In retirement, Pat and Bob enjoyed wintering in Florida and Arizona, and in 1997 became fulltime residents of Queen Valley, AZ. where they made many longtime friends. Pat was active in the quilting club there and made many beautiful quilts for friends and family while enjoying the warm dry climate. In 2011, they decided it was time to be closer to family and returned to Perry, IA, where they remained until Bob’s passing on March 31, 2018. Pat then lived at Spring Valley Retirement Community until her death.
Most of her life, Pat had a love for horses, dogs, and farm animals. Pat was a ‘tom-boy’ growing up and that trait benefited her the rest of her life, as she would tell you that she could run the farm equipment as well as Bob.
Pat had many talents and interests and almost everything Pat attempted in her life; she was successful. From winning the women’s Nail Driving Contests at the Minburn 4th of July games to training her dogs and ponies. She would harness her ponies up to the cart and participate in local parades. She always managed to include her grandchildren in those fun activities.
She taught herself to cook and bake and entered many pie and baking contests. She enjoyed her flower gardens and entered many floral arrangements at the county and state fair along with her baking items. She competed in tractor-pull contests with their IH 560 and was a 4H leader for local clubs. Pat created many beautiful ceramics, sold horse tack from her house, and bred, raised, and trained purebred Miniature Collies. Pat was active in the Minburn Legion Auxiliary #99 and participated in women’s and mixed bowling leagues with Bob for many years in Madrid, Des Moines, and Perry. Her Irish traits came through in her ability to talk to anyone, her stubbornness, and quick tongue.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan (John) Andrews of Perry, Sheryl Lynn Weiser (David) of Minburn, and Richard (Terri) Siglin of Fairfield Bay, AR. Grandchildren include Susan’s: Trent (Jenn) Andrews of Dawson, IA, Lindsay (Brad) Waldron of Ottawa, IL, Tony (Crystal) Andrews of Perry. Sheryl Lynn’s: Kevin Weiser of Ankeny, Janae (Ryan) Hepler of Clive. Larry’s: Lila (Andy) Modlin of Bouton, IA, Jesse Siglin, Perry and Colton Siglin, Perry. Richard’s: Crista Siglin, residing in Germany, Rebecca Siglin of Des Moines, IA, and Hannah Siglin of Seattle, WA. And step grandchildren Tyler Bovee, Jordan Bovee both of Des Moines, and Morganne Bovee of Little Rock, AR., and 13 great Grandchildren.
Preceding Pat in death were her husband Robert D Siglin; parents and four younger brothers: Rex, Jack, Ted, and Terry; and a son Larry Siglin who died in April of 2014.
Memorials may be directed to: Minburn Legion Auxiliary #99 or the Washington Township School Foundation in Pat’s name. They may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home, Perry, IA. Online condolences may be left at murdockfuneralhome.net.
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