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January 1st, 1919 – Friday, November 30, 2007

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Micha
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Visitation Information

Idabelle Siegfried, 88, of Albertville died peacefully while surrounded by family at the Mercy Hospital in Anoka last Friday, November 30th.

Robert and Nettie (nee Shoemacker) White, on January 1st, 1919, was blessed with a daughter and named her Idabelle White. She was born in the town of Essig, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Bernard Siegfried; son: James Siegfried; brothers: James ˜Bud™ White, Ray White and Sam White; granddaughter: Stephanie Magda; and son-in-law: Russ Provo.

Idabelle is survived by her loving children: Patricia Provo of Minneapolis, Dave (Mary) Siegfried of Bedford, NH; John (Mary) Siegfried of Chaska, Joyce Couglin of Buffalo, Jean (Joe) Magda of Plymouth and Carol Fish of Albertville; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; sisters: Mildred Briard of Yuma, AZ and Janell Lieske of Franklin; nieces, nephews and good friends.

Idabelle retired from Honeywell in 1984 and went on to own and operate the Pond Restaurant in Maple Lake. She was known as the “Bee Lady” for the Minnesota Honey Producers at the Minnesota State Fair.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 from 4 to 7pm at the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. The Memorial Service for Idabelle will begin at 6pm.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Steve Kelzer

    I’m a friend of John & Mary’s. My heart felt condolences on their loss. She sure had a full life!

  2. Carmel Provo

    On behalf of Ken and Delores Danielson, and myself our thoughts are with you at this time. Idabelle was always good to me, and my parents enjoyed her chats.

  3. Bill Dirnberger

    Our sympathy at this time. God Bless you all. Bill and Donna

  4. Sherry Bloedow

    To Grandma Idabelle,
    I am honored to have been a part of your life. You have given me an understanding of how each day should be taken advantage of, and how to embrace the moments others feel are insignificant. My heart aches to know I can never again feel the safety and pure love of one of your hugs, but I am forever grateful for the many I do remember. From the day of my birth you took me into your heart as much more than a grand-daughter. Our joke over the years held as me being your “other” daughter, and I felt it in my heart. My first 6 years are filled with memories of you teaching me every possible lesson you could sneak into our talks. Through my teens when I had no parents you held the title and saw me through school concerts and boyfriend heartache. As an adult you have always been supportive of my battles, and gave me strength to see them through. My greatest wish has always been that my son would know what an amazing person you were, and be old enough to keep your memory. And just as you tried to do my entire life, you granted me yet another wish. Zachary will never forget how much his Great-grandma loved him (all of us) and how proud she was of her family. I love you Grams, now and forever. May your soul find and stay within that golden light you longed to see again. Guide us, help us all remember who and what we come from, and help us all hold strong without you.
    With heavy heart and swollen pride, your grandaughter,
    Sherry Ann

  5. Diane Schlagel

    I am so sorry for your loss. Idabelle hired me as a waitress at the Pond where I continued to work for 17 years. I remember her with fondness. Diane


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