Greg D. “Dinger” Siegel, 46, of Rushville, passed away at 12:31 AM, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born on August 14, 1973, in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Darrell Dean and Karen Lynne (Humphrey) Siegel. He married Dawniele Keithley on April 26, 2008, in Rushville, and she survives.
Also surviving are four daughters Sarah Maxwell and husband Justin of Rushville, Danielle Siegel and fiancée Tim Hornung of Carthage, Taylor Siegel of Rushville, and Megan Siegel and fiancée Cameron Campbell of Beardstown, five grandchildren Myer Maxwell, Charly Maxwell, Brooks “Earl” Maxwell, Maddison Phillips and Fletcher Hornung, two sisters Deanna “Dee” Snurr and husband Brad of Sedalia, Missouri and Tracy Keithley and husband James of Beardstown, his mother-in-law Marcia Briggs of Rushville, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Launa Singleton and husband Dale of Prairie City, Scott Keithley of Canton, Ohio, Martin Keithley and wife Tiffany of Bushnell, Pastor David Keithley and wife Jennifer of Hanna city and Jennifer Weatherby and husband John of Frederick, several nieces and nephews and his dogs Joe, Chewy and Hank . He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Owen Hornung, and one brother Troy Siegel.
A 1991 graduate of Rushville High School, Greg first worked at Zeta Manufacturing in Macomb. He later began his career with Cargill and later JBS in Beardstown, where he was a fork truck operator in the shipping department.
Greg enjoyed fishing and both the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He had a passion for driving in demolition derbies around the area. He loved to see the kids’ faces light up while watching the derby. He was proud to be a motorhead, spending hours in the garage working on engines and drinking Busch beer with his best friend Jimmy. He was known through out the family for assigning nicknames to all of his nieces and nephews. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandkids, who referred to him as Pa.
A Celebration of Greg’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with his brother-in-law Pastor David Keithley speaking. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to service time on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home. Guest are asked to wear mask and practice social distancing. Memorials are suggested to the Rushville Little League or Scripps Park in Rushville.
Please visit the Wood Funeral Home website at www.woodfh.net to leave a video message for the family through SendHugs.