Services for Ben D. Sigel, 55, who died Sept. 14 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, were 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bazaar Schoolhouse.
He was born Nov. 11, 1966, in Emporia, to Eric and Diana (Fisher) Sigel.
Ben attended Chase County High School and trade school. He worked as a mechanic at Iowa Beef Packing, at a coal mine in Wyoming, and was employed at PrairieLand Partners in Marion before his passing.
Ben was a master fisherman, the best cook in the world, and enjoyed canning vegetables from his own garden.
On Feb. 14, 1993, he married Kathy Shepherd in Emporia. They shared 29 years of marriage.
Ben is survived by wife, Kathy, of the home; daughter Jamie Sigel of Marion; son Wyatt Sigel of Gillette, Wyoming; parents Eric and Diana Sigel of Cottonwood Falls; sister Leah Taylor and husband Deb of Wichita; brothers Jake Sigel and wife Christi of Marion and Joe Sigel of Cottonwood Falls; nieces and nephews Israel Taylor of Wichita, Lindsey Sigel of Emporia, Macy Sigel and Natalie Sigel both of Marion, Conner Koehn and husband Colby of Emporia, and Arlen Sigel of Cottonwood Falls; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Bertha Fisher and Dr. Carter B. and Faye Sigel.
Cremation will take place. Family inurnment will take place at a later date in Bazaar Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Chase County Fishing Derby in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls KS 66845.