Dennis Merlin Seigfried, 79, of Niota, Illinois, passed away at 1:59 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Dennis was born July 17, 1944 at home, near Niota, the son of Johnnie Merlin and Zeta (Hamm) Seigfried. In 1966, he married LaVerna Jones. They later divorced. In 1976, he married Therese Granneman in Canton, Missouri. She survives.
Dennis was raised, educated and lived all of his life in the Niota area. He worked for a short time at Anchor Metals Inc. in Ft. Madison. He spent most of his life working for JI Case in Burlington, where he retired after 35 years of employment. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed trapping, hunting, gardening, mushrooming and fishing. His fishing hobby led him to become a commercial fisherman all of his life.
Along with his wife, Therese, he is survived by three sons: Alan (Patty) Seigfried of Niota, Mark (Kerry) Seigfried of Nauvoo and Trent (Sarah) Seigfried of Huxley, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Brittany (Chris) Pierce, Brenden and Brody Seigfried, Hailey and Hannah Seigfried and Joe, Katie and Matthew Seigfried; seven great-grandchildren and one brother Cleve (Marcia) Seigfried of Ft. Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Alice Knisley and Jeannie Allen.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
The funeral service for Dennis will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, with Pastor David Poland officiating.
Cremation will be accorded following the service.
A memorial fund has been established for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit Mr. Seigfried’s obituary at banksandbeals.com