Helen M. Sigley, 76, died Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Laurels of Defiance.
She was born December 5, 1936, in Paulding, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Keim) Eiserle. She retired in 1999 from Park Center, Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. She attended the Institute of Medical Technology, Cleveland, Ohio. She was a certified medical tech, and a lab tech for Stokley’s of Paulding, and Dinner Bell, Defiance. She was a 1981 graduate of Defiance College, majoring in accounting. She worked for River Region of Jacksonville, Florida, before returning to Paulding, Ohio, where she worked and retired from Park Center of Fort Wayne, Ind. She was also a 4-H leader and Girl Scout leader. She fought and won a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She is survived by three children, Diana (Bill) Shuler of Defiance, Michael (Marjorie) Sigley of Toledo, and Robert (Brenda Oliver) Sigley, Defiance; two brothers, Paul (Jackie) Eiserle, Paulding, and David (Debbie) Eiserle, Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Brandi (Aaron Berry) Froelich and Bryan (Lisa Ward) Froelich, both of Defiance, Christina Sigley of Charleston, S.C., Matthew (Sara) Sigley of Deshler, Ohio, Caroline (Mike) Sigley of Arlington, Va., James (Ashley) Sigley of Bryan, Ohio, and Nicole Sigley, Defiance; great-grandchildren, Serenity, Kamdyn, Timothy, Lillian, Sophia, Desmond, Trinity and Jonathon; and mother figure to Barbara (Rick) Watkins-Jones of Liberty Center, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Eiserle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.