SEIGLER  FUNERAL  HOME
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Seigler Funeral Home was established in 1926, And is one of the only funeral homes in Polk County that is still owned and operated by the founding family. For the last three generations we have taken great pride in providing "Exceptional Personal Service" that the families we have had the privilege of serving expect and deserve. We will always strive to do our utmost to provide each family we serve with integrity and dignity, regardless of social or economic standing. Seigler Funeral Home is truly a personal service business down to the smallest detail, including when you call you will never get an answering service. We answer the phone 24/7. I personally invite you to call or stop in. There is a difference, but the only way you will know that is to experience it for yourself. 


AMIE SEIGLER – 88 – Director/Owner – Seigler Funeral Home
MULBERRY -- Mr. Amie Seigler of Mulberry, a retired funeral director and owner of Seigler Funeral Home, died of congestive heart failure Sunday (Feb. 27, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. "He loved people," said his son, Mark Seigler of Mulberry, who now owns and operates the business. "He was a small man in stature but he was a giant man and exuded a great deal of strength through gentleness and kindness."He was probably the strongest man that I've ever known. He was able to muster that strength through gentleness and kindness."The lifelong Mulberry resident was born in Fort Meade on Oct. 15, 1916, and attended schools in Mulberry, graduating from Mulberry High School in 1935.
Mr. Seigler, whose father founded A.M. Seigler Funeral Home in 1926, served in the Army Air Corps as a master sergeant with the Ninth Bomb Group. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater, where he was a flight engineer on the B-29 Superfortress bomber. Following his discharge, he worked in several different fields until 1956 when his father was killed while making an ambulance call for the funeral home.
Mr. Seigler took over operations of the business and was still working at the funeral home until last week."He was the last funeral home to have ambulance service, and it was forced on him to give up his ambulance in 1974," Mark Seigler said. "He just loved people and he was at the service of human kind his entire life. That is what he was made of and what he did quite well."Mr. Seigler was very active in the Mulberry community and served on the City Commission for 24 years. In May 2001, he was inducted into the Mulberry High School Hall of Fame for his achievements and service.
He was a 58-year member of Mulberry Memorial American Legion Post No. 72. He was a member and past president of the Mulberry Kiwanis Club and a member of the Mulberry Golden Age Club. He was a member of Mulberry United Methodist Church.
Mr. Seigler was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years, Betty Seigler, in 1983. In addition to his son, Mark Seigler, he is survived by his wife of 15 years, Betty Jeanne Seigler; daughter, Shari Cessna, Tampa; brothers, Pat Seigler, Lake City, and Bill Seigler, St. Pete; sister, Julia Bleckley, Dunedin; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be this evening from 5 to 8 at Mulberry First Assembly of God, State Road 60, Mulberry. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mulberry United Methodist Church memorial fund, 306 Church Ave. N., Mulberry, FL 33860, or Florida United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, FL 32728. Seigler Funeral Home. – Ledger, March 1, 2005.

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