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Alvin "Al" Siegle

July 3, 1933 — August 24, 2015

Alvin "Al" Edwin Siegle, age 82, of Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Pelican Valley Nursing Center in Pelican Rapids, surrounded by his family.Al was born July 3, 1933 to Jacob and Marie (Gaub) Siegle in Glendive, MT. He grew up on the family farm, graduating from Dawson County High School in 1951. After working on the family farm for two years, Al attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. There he played football, and in 1957 he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education.On June 4, 1957 Al was united in marriage to Faye Solberg in Finley, ND. They moved to Grand Forks where he earned his Master's Degree in Education from the University of North Dakota.In 1958, Al began his teaching career in the Bertha-Hewitt School District. The Siegle family moved to Pelican Rapids in 1964 where he was a teacher, football coach, and athletic director. In later years, he became an Administrative Assistant. He retired in 1994 from education but was still involved in the school system by substitute teaching, broadcasting sporting events, and keeping records for track meets. He also raised Corriente rodeo cattle for ten years.He was named to the Minnesota Athletic Directors Hall of Fame and Minnesota State High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He also received the Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award and the Pelican Rapids P.R.I.D.E. Award.Al was actively involved in Trinity Lutheran Church and the community of Pelican Rapids. He was proud of his home state of Montana and passionate about spending time with family at their lake cabin, playing cribbage, and strumming his guitar. Al will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his love of people, and his deep faith in God. He was an encourager, a great mentor, and friend to many.Al is survived by his wife Faye, Pelican Rapids; children, Tim (Marci) Siegle, Cavalier, ND, Judy Siegle, Fargo, ND, Susan (Ross) Richards, Bemidji, MN; six grandchildren: Aaron (Jenny) Siegle, Ryan (Kirsten) Siegle, Sarah (Kent) Sannes, Becca Richards, Betsy (Kale) Hermanson and Tessa Richards; four great-grandchildren: Hope, Liv, Owen and Isla Siegle; sister-in-law: Ruth Siegle; brother-in-law: Dick (JoEllen) Solberg and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Pastor Ray Siegle.Memorials preferred to Al Siegle Scholarship Fund or Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids.Visitation: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MN. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service.Service: 2:00 p.m., Thursday August 27, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MN.Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MNClergy: Pastor Scott Block and Pastor Tim JohnsonAl Siegle Memorial FolderFuneral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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