Edwin John Siegel, 95, of Rush City, Minn., formerly of Sebeka, also known as "Fast Eddie," died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at his home.
He was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Cass County, Minn., to Gus and Selma (Lidtke) Siegel. The Siegel family then moved to the Sebeka area when he was an infant.
He was involved in farming and also worked for the dray line and did road construction. He worked for Land O' Lakes and retired from there in 1976.
He married Marie Pickar and from this union two children, Georgia and Lee, were born. He later married Hilda (Hoyhtya) Mattson. They had one child, Vicky Jo. He and Hilda moved to Perham in the 1970s and lived there until Hilda's death in 1986. He then moved to Rush City, where he has lived since.
A time of gathering was held Tuesday, April 21, at the Olson Funeral Chapel of Rush City. A graveside service is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Greenhill Cemetery in Sebeka. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service -- Olson Chapel in Rush City.
Survivors include his daughter, Georgia (Don) Cornelius of Sebeka; three grandchildren; stepdaughters, Vida (Earl) Tieg of Longview, Wash., Carol (Joe) Swentek of Underwood; step-son Delmer (Janette) Mattson of Rolla, N.D.; sisters, Helen Lamont of Bluffton, and Ruth Sorenson of Issaquah, Wash.; as well as many great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hilda; son, Lee Siegel; daughter, Vicky Jo Peacock; brothers, Albert, Robert, Paul, Louis and George; sisters, Edna, Anna, Ruth and Pauline; step-daughter, Jeanette Frome; and special friend, Mildred Corrier.