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Rosary

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Wednesday September 29th, 2021
6:30pm - 7:00pm

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Visitation

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Wednesday September 29th, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Thursday September 30th, 2021
10:30am

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Burial

Calvary Cemetery
Thursday September 30th, 2021

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Russell Arden Sigle

Funeral services for Russell Sigle will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, September 30, 2021, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30pm, Wednesday, also at the church, with visitation following in the fellowship hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church or to Council Grove Life Center. They may be sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.


Russell Arden Sigle, 69, of Council Grove, Kansas passed away September 23rd, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born on September 2, 1952, in Council Grove, the son of Clarence and Catherine (Swank) Sigle.


Russ, as he was called by many, grew up on a farm near Wilsey, where he attended school and later moved to Council Grove and graduated there. Russ was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.


He worked at Council Grove Telephone Company, before working at Flint Hills REA, and retired after 36 years. He was also a co-owner of Sigle Bros Roofing and Fencing. Russ loved to work and enjoyed helping friends and neighbors.


Russell married JoBea Titus in 1976 and they had 2 sons, James Russell and Matthew Paul. They later divorced. Russ married Sue Dittman September 12, 2015.
Russ enjoyed reading, working and traveling with family and friends, visiting the US and abroad. He and his family enjoyed the Halloween Toy Barn parties. Russ was devoted to his Lord, his boys and granddaughters.


He was preceded in death by his father Clarence Sigle; brothers, Larry and Ernest Sigle; and niece Amy Sigle.


Russ leaves behind his mother Kay Sigle, of Council Grove; wife Sue, of the home; sons: James Sigle and wife Staci, of Manhattan and Matthew Sigle, of Council Grove; and stepson Ron Dittman, of OR. He is also survived by brothers Chris Sigle (Sharmon), John Sigle (Heather), of rural Council Grove; sisters Ann Ward (Bob), of OK and Jean Province (Bob), of Shawnee, KS; sisters-in-law, Linda Anderson (Jim), of Council Grove and Theresa Sigle, of Emporia. He also leaves behind his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Russ will be sadly missed by all.


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Guestbook

To you the Russell Sigle family. Russell and I have known each other for a great many of years just like I've known you alllllllll for a great many of years too. I never ever seen Russ with a frown on his face or even in his voice. He always wore a smile on his face as along as I've known him. Was always so so kind towards myself and my family too. I guess when myself and Bob and Alcat Blosser were bow hunting that's when Russ and I got to known each other really well. The next season came around he'd ask if or we were hunting ?? He said you guys are more than welcomed to hunt. He re-roofed my house back in March and or April of 2021. He treated me right and as good as the next person. There were a many of times when we were talking he'd bring up the story from years ago about my dad when he went out to fix a tractor tire I think it was at his dad's place. He'd be a laughing so hard at times he'd say Al, I can remember when your dad went out to dads house to fix that tire one morning. Then he'd say yeah that darn dog had back then came out and bit your dad on the back side of his leg. He was laughing so hard at times and he'd say boy your dad Al was as mad as they come. Yeah the Ole dog got ahold or bit my dad on the back side of his leg butttt by gones are just that by gones. And just another great memory that'll always be with me. I had the utmost of respect for Russell Sigle just as I do for you the rest of the Sigle family. May Russell RIP until we can Alllllllllllllll be with him again, someday in heaven and in eternity ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’˜ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธ‍๐Ÿฉนโค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. As I tell everyone, anymore because we never know what tomorrow will bring ANY OF US. Love you Russell and I always will. โค๏ธ. Until we meet up with each other again, RIP my friend.

Allen Roberts Dec 5 2021 4:10 PM

Russell Sigle was the most devout, congenial, hardworking person one could ever know. Always smiling and calling all by their first names, Russell was interested in everyone and helping them in every way he could.
Several times, Russell and his brothers put new shingles on buildings when they were storm damaged. A strong supporter of youth, Russell taught religious classes and knew every student by name interested in what he could do for them.
Family was very important to Russell following their ways in his devotion to church and God. The Sigle brothers were all alike a close knit team smiling and ready to assist whatever the endeavor. Like his Dad, Russell prayed the rosary faithfully and made sure his mom Kay was assisted in getting to church and whatever task she was doing.
Dedicated to his career as an electrical lineman, Russell was ready to assist during the worst storms. Several times, he came into the yard to replace down lines and frequently replaced barnyard lights when they burned out.
After retiring from the rural electric company, Russell went to work fulltime building fence, repairing roofs and completed numerous construction projects throughout the area. Plans were eagerly provided for constructing a cattle shed with help from his nephews, although the project never materialized.
Never any apparent gloom, Russell seemed to brighten the most when walking into church and seated in the pew beside Sue during services. With his wife, his sons, his parents, his siblings grandchildren, step-family, and step-grandchildren, Russell was proudest of every one.
While Russell's passing makes all hearts ache, there is comfort knowing through his lifetime heartfelt faith he is widely smiling looking down from Heaven to his many loving family and friends.
Most sincere condolences from our hearts,
Frank and Margaret Mary Buchman


Frank Buchman Oct 6 2021 5:30 PM

What great photos! I'm so glad you shared these. Praying for peace and grace for you all.

David & Carolyn Andres Oct 6 2021 2:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Sigle

David & Carolyn Andres Oct 6 2021 2:10 PM