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Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1942


Final Rites For Dr. I. B. Sigler Held Here Sunday

     Funeral services for Dr. I. B. Sigler, 69, whose death occurred Saturday morning at the hospital in Sealy after a nine days illness, were held here Sunday afternoon with interment in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery, with Rev. Schmidt of Sealy officiating and Rev. Sadler of Brookshire assisting.

     Dr. Sigler was born January 30, 1873, at Columbus and soon after moved to Weimar with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Sigler. He grew to manhood in Weimar and attended one of the first schools established here, the old Weimar Institute. He married Miss Patty Solovan in November, 1896 and shortly thereafter the couple moved to Sealy where he had practiced dentistry until his last illness.

Dr. Sigler was interested in the early history of this section of Texas and wrote many articles which appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout this section. He was also an amateur naturalist.

     Surviving Dr. Sigler are his wife, Mr. I. B. Sigler of Sealy; one sister, Mrs. T. J. Okes[sic] of Glidden; one son, Berford Sigler of McAllen; two daughters, Mrs. Daniel O. Saunders of San Antonio and Mrs. T. A. Reuse of Cuero; and seven grandchildren.

The Mercury extends sympathy to his family in their bereavement.


Obituary submitted by Judy Oakes.