Donna-Beth Siegner of Caro, age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Covenant HealthCare – Harrison in Saginaw, following a period of declining health. Donna was born September 26, 1937, in Hamburg, New York, the daughter of the late Kenneth G. and Rose L. (Burrows) Sherwood. She moved to Detroit with her parents as a young girl and graduated from MacKenzie High School with the Class of 1955, where she found the love of her life. Donna was united in marriage with John H. Siegner on November 27, 1959, in Detroit, and he survives. In that same year, Donna earned a bachelor’s degree and later a teaching certification from Wayne State University. She taught for a brief time in Detroit and later in Missouri while her husband finished medical school. In 1964, the couple moved to the area and Donna focused all of her love and attention on raising her three boys. She was a devoted member of the Caro First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Ordained Ruling Elder, choir member and children’s choir director. She was also a member of the Caro Garden Club and participated in a weekly gardening broadcast on WKYO Radio. Donna enjoyed skiing, golfing, bowling and traveling the country with her family. She gave limitlessly of herself and will be remembered for her abiding love of family and friends.
Donna-Beth is survived by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, John H. Siegner, D.O. of Caro; three children and their spouses: John S. Siegner of Holland, Stuart and Kimberly Siegner of Clarkston, Scott and Wing Siegner of Santa Rosa, California; five grandchildren: Nicole, Molly, Drake, Drew and Sophia Siegner; sister-in-law, Gayle and Robison Burns of St. Clair Shores; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by two siblings: Harry Sherwood and Marilyn Mahlmeister.
A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Caro First Presbyterian Church with Nicholas Schmelter officiating. The family will be present to receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Caro First Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.