Sigafus, age 77 of
Browntown, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. John
was born on January 16, 1941 in Apple River, IL, the son of Harry C. and Mary
B. (Metcalf) Sigafus. John graduated from South Wayne High School in 1959 and
served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne until his honorable
discharge in August, 1962. He married Rita Rockow on October 28, 1962 at the
Peace Church in Browntown. John worked for many years at the Browntown Oil
Station before becoming owner. He was a member of the Peace Church in Christ of
Browntown and a former member of the Browntown Volunteer Fire Department. He
enjoyed fishing, going for rides, and was proud of his involvement in building
the Browntown Commuinty Park.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Sigafus; a son, Brett Sigafus, both of Browntown; three grandsons, Isaac Sigafus, Jeremy and Jacob Heins; two great grandsons, Jaxon and Raylan Heins; and two sisters-in-law, Norma and Paula Sigafus. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Perry in 1987; five brothers, Mike (Jenny), Charlie (Charlene), Richard (Carol), Gordon “Bud”, and Earl Sigafus; and seven sisters, Violet (Lyle) Hammer, Harriett (Ralph) Fryer, Eleanor (Bud) Williams, Dolly (Paul) Siemens, Veva (Bob) Manthei, Carol (Gary) Meier, and Helen (Gerald) Fox.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Peace Church in Christ, 312 E. South Street, Browntown, with Rev. Scott Cernek officiating. Inurnment will follow in Union Cemetery, South Wayne. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested in John’s name to Peace Church in Christ. The NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe, is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at www.newcomerfuneralhome.net