Donald J. Cigler, age 87 formerly of Maribel, and currently of Denmark died on Saturday evening, May 29, 2021 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.
Donald was born on September 5, 1933 in Maribel, son of the late Charles and Anna (Weber) Cigler. He grew up in Maribel and attended the Rosecrans School. Don served in the United States Army from September 5, 1956 in Korea with the 46th Utility Engineers at Camp Red Cloud, until his Honorable Discharge on July 1, 1958. Upon returning to the United States Donald worked for Zeman Construction, Schuette Redi-Mix, Harvey Redi-Mix and retired from Zeman Redi-Mix.
Don was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville, 79-year member of Western Bohemian Fraternal Association Lodge No. 20, Melnik, the Maribel Sportsman Club where he volunteered his time, skills and energy making the club a success. Donald was honored by the Maribel Sportsman Club with a Special Achievement Award at the Manitowoc County Conservationist Hall of Fame Banquet. Donnie enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to auctions and was known to pick up items on the curb. Unfortunately, he was not able to take his treasures with him on August 23, 2014 when he moved into a senior home. He chose to have an auction of his many treasures and it was an enjoyable day for him.
Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law: Mary Ann (Robert) Goessl, Green Bay; 13 nieces and nephews: Ken (Kim) Cigler, Jim (Nancy) Cigler, Scott Cigler, Ron (Lucy) Cigler, Carol Lyons, Jeanette Cigler, Barbara (Mike) Polifka, Alvina Smet, Tom (Sharon) Goessl, Mike Goessl, Dave Goessl and Susan, Jean (Jerry) VanDenPlas, Amy (John) Francois; and good friends: Bill and Rita Oswald and family. He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Anna Cigler; one brother and sister-in-law: Charles and Helen Cigler; one infant brother; one infant sister; special friends: Rose Oswald, Jerry Goessl, Sylvester Goessl and his four-legged friend: Jake.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville. The Rev. Santiago Turiano will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery with Military honors accorded by the Kubale-O’Connell VFW Post# 6179 of Kellnersville. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lakeshorefamilyfuneralhomes.com
The family would like to thank Scandinavian Court Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for the care given to Donald.
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