Robert Sigler


DESHLER -- Robert William Sigler, 93, of Deshler, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Oak Grove Healthcare Center, Deshler.

He was born October 9, 1920, in Putnam County, Ohio, to the late Sheldon Forrest and Emma Bell (Buckmaster) Sigler. On March 28, 1940, he married Betty Viola Doty, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 1996.

Bob attended Deshler High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a ship's cook, second class. He worked at the former Koppenhofer Bros. Poultry, Sherwin Williams Plant, Dekalb Hybrids of Deshler; and was the Deshler chief of police from 1948-51. He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation in 1981 as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of St. Paul's E.U.B./New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Deshler, and life member of Deshler American Legion Post 316.

He is survived by his children, Larry Robert Sigler, Kissimmee, Florida, and Linda Rosene (Richard) Babcock, Deshler; six grandchildren, Christine Carrin Babcock, Richard William Patrick (Angie) Babcock and Andrew Robert James Babcock, all of Deshler, Scott Michael Sigler, Jason Rob Sigler and Stacy Augusta Jane Sigler, all of Rockville, Maryland; and seven great-grandchildren, Jeffrey William Charles Babcock, Kyle Robert Richard Babcock, Bethany Rose Babcock, Tyler Lee James Babcock, Hope Nicole Dangler, Sarah Renee Viola Babcock, and Makayla Marie Babcock.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Sheldon Lewis Sigler; sisters, Elizabeth Faye Hicks and Pauline Blake; and brothers, Currie Forrest Sigler and Ivan Earl Sigler.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, with Rev. Ruth Carter-Crist officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to CureSearch for Children's Cancer (in memory of Tiana Bishop), New Beginnings United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

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