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Ben D. Sigel

Ben D. Sigel, 55, died September 14, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas. He was born November 11, 1966, in Emporia, Kansas, to Eric and Diana (Fisher) Sigel.

Ben attended Chase County High School and trade school. He had worked as a mechanic at IBP, at a coal mine in Wyoming and was employed at PrairieLand Partners in Marion, Kansas, before his passing. Ben was a master fisherman, the best cook in the world and enjoyed canning vegetables from his own garden.

On February 14, 1993, he married Kathy Shepherd in Emporia. They shared 29 years of marriage.

Ben is survived by his wife, Kathy of the home; daughter, Jamie Sigel of Marion; son, Wyatt Sigel of Gillette, Wyoming; parents, Eric and Diana Sigel of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; sister, Leah Taylor and husband Deb of Wichita; brothers, Jake Sigel and wife Christi of Marion, Joe Sigel of Cottonwood Falls; nieces and nephews, Israel Taylor of Wichita, Lindsey Sigel of Emporia, Macy Sigel, Natalie Sigel both of Marion, Conner Koehn and husband Colby of Emporia, Arlen Sigel of Cottonwood Falls; 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.

Memorial service was Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Bazaar Schoolhouse. 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.