Russell A. “Russ” Siegesmund
Russell A. “Russ” Siegesmund, 72, of Fond du Lac, died
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee on
September 21, 1947 to Albert and Adeline (Jensen) Siegesmund. Russ served in
the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was honorably
discharged as a Specialist 5 (SP5) in 1969. On August 29, 1970, Russ married
Susan “Sue” Hettenhaus at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eden.
Russ worked for Mercury Marine as a Quality Assurance
Technician from 1972 to 1991. He finished his career with HB Performance
Systems in Mequon, retiring in 2010. For over a decade Russ courageously fought
several serious health issues relating to treatment for brain cancer in
Russ was a man of few words, but he was very proud of his
kids and grandkids. They brought him unending happiness. Russ was passionate
about the game of golf and also enjoyed watching sports, especially the
Badgers, Packers and Bucks. He loved watching “The Godfather” and all of Clint
Eastwood’s movies. Baking was another of Russ’s pursuits. He loved baking
scones and Norwegian goodies: Æbleskiver and krumkake. Russ liked playing cards
and getting together with family and friends. He was the Trivial Pursuit game master,
with everyone wanting to be on his team. Russ was an excellent woodworker; his creations
included, Adirondack chairs, a wishing well, a working windmill, and a
lighthouse. Many good times were had at Karl Ray Lanes in the 80’s where he and
Sue bowled in a couples’ league. Russ was a member of American Legion
Trier-Puddy Post #75, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 270, and the Fond du
Lac Senior Center.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Amy Siegesmund of
Seattle, WA and Laura Siegesmund of Fond du Lac; a son, Scott (Sara) Siegesmund
of Appleton; two granddaughters, Alexandra and Makenzie; a sister, Barbara
(Jim) Steier of West Bend; an aunt, Darlene Zelechowski of Muskego; other
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents;
and three uncles, Roland (Delores) Jensen, Ken (Rosie) Jensen and Carl
Due to current circumstances, a celebration of life will be
held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
The family would like to thank Agnesian HealthCare’s Emergency
Department, the doctors and nurses of the ICU and 5th floor and Dr.
Sumon Battacharjee and his assistant, Mickey Ziegelbauer, APNP, for their care
and support during Russ’s recent stay.
Russ’s family would also like to acknowledge his caregivers,
especially his Oncologist, Dr. Jonathan Treisman, at St. Luke’s Hospital in
Milwaukee, where he began his journey in 2009. Lastly, his family is forever
grateful to Dr. Michael Sergi from the Fond du Lac Aurora Health Center for his
almost 30 years as Russ’s primary care physician.
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