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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Margarete C. Siegle
July 21, 1932 - January 2, 2020


Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Philadelphia Protestant Home, Philadelphia
Funeral Service - Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:00 AM at Philadelphia Protestant Home, Philadelphia
Graveside Service - Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:30 PM at George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - Tabor Lutheran Church - 4860 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120 - 215-455-1706 - Map
Place - Philadelphia Protestant Home - 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-697-8000 - Map
Cemetery - George Washington Memorial Park - 80 Stenton Avenue, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 - 610-828-1417 - Map
Family Florist - Schmidt’s Florist - 700 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-745-6234 - Map
Donation - Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund - 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-697-8000 - Map

Margarete C. "Gretel" Siegle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was 87 years old. Gretel was born July 21, 1932 in Bendorf, Germany, daughter of the late August Neimann and the late Christine Neimann (nee - Kopp). She is the beloved wife of the late Horst Siegle. Mother of Karl Siegle and his wife Sandy and the late Walter Siegle. Grandmother of Christopher and his wife Kate, Erik, and Candace Siegle; great grandmother of Harrison and Emily Siegle; sister of Marianne Hammes and Erika Mülhofer.

Gretel was born and raised in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1955. She worked for many years as a food preparer at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein. Gretel enjoyed cooking and was known for her homemade potato salad. She was a big part of her grandchildren’s lives assisting in their care on the weekends. She shared this bond with her daughter in law, Sandy, as she and Karl assist with their grandchildren. Gretel believed in appreciating others and helping where she could. She would make her rounds visiting her neighbors in the Pathways medical unit at Philadelphia Protestant Home and was sure to have cookies for the staff after she was unable to make them her potato salad.

Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. and funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Her graveside service followed at George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Avenue, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Jane Marston from Tabor Lutheran Church, 4860 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Philadelphia Protestant Home Benevolent Fund, 6500 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Family flowers arranged by Schmidt’s Florist 215-745-6234.

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