Frances Sigmund, Mount VernonFrances Sigmund, 87, Mount Vernon, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Firesteel Healthcare Center, Mitchell.
Frances Sigmund, 87, Mount Vernon, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Firesteel Healthcare Center, Mitchell.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1926.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell. Burial will be in Sunset memorial Cemetery, Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Frances was born in Marshall, Mo., and was blessed to be adopted on July 26, 1932, by M.R. “Mike” and Mary Bates.
She loved getting to grow up on the farm just south of Mount Vernon.
She attended a rural country grade school and was active in 4-H. She attended Mount Vernon High School and graduated with the Class of 1944.
She married her husband of 65 years, Raymond Sigmund, on Sept. 8, 1947.
Frances was a hard-working farm wife and totally preferred working outdoors.
Over the years, she also worked in housekeeping at several nursing homes: Storla Sunset Home, the Brady Home and Firesteel Healthcare; as well as a kitchen worker at both the I-90 Café and Rita’s in Mitchell.
Frances was member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. She loved the Lord and loved reading her Bible. She especially enjoyed attending her weekly Bible study group — and praying for the needs of her friends.
Some of her special interests included keeping scrapbooks and writing poetry.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond, Mount Vernon; a son, David (Jeree), Mount Vernon; a daughter, Judy (Wayne) Mueller, Rapid City; a son, Don (Terry), Lawrence, Kan.; a daughter, Sue Gerlach, Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Philip.
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