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Charles "Charlie" Andrew Sigg
March 23, 1933 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Charles “Charlie” Andrew Sigg. Age 90 of rural Hollandale passed peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on March 23, 1933 to Herman and Elise (Herger) Sigg in Arpin, Wisconsin. He grew up on Highway 39 in rural Hollandale and attended rural school, and then graduated from Hollandale High School in 1951 in a class of eight students. Following high school he worked construction helping to rebuild the Hollandale High School after a fire. He then worked briefly at Oscar Mayer, and then did custom farming work. He had the opportunity to buy the farm he worked on in his youth. Right after that purchase he was drafted into the US Army where he served at Fort Hood, Texas and met Elvis Presley who was also serving there. Following his years of service he returned to Hollandale and began dairy farming. During his bachelor days he briefly played trumpet in a band called the Rhythm Ramblers with Bruce Bollerud. He was married August 18, 1962 to Rosemarie Prusak from West Allis in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hollandale. They happily farmed together for over 25 years. In 1978 he decided to name his farm “Charlie’s Angels Acres” honoring his high milk production from the gentle herd he cared for with compassion. He was an avid bowler and was an active member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. In 1985 he enrolled in the dairy herd buyout program and decided it was a good time to retire from milking. He didn’t waste any time and started pursuing other hobbies after that, collecting cars from a Model-T to a Corvette Convertible; being a substitute driver for the Hodan Center in Mineral Point; and in 1996 he decided to start woodworking making toys and beautiful wooden boxes. Wanting to stay busy and connecting to his community, he drove school bus for the Pecatonica Area School for 30 years. He loved getting to know the students, driving for sporting events and field trips, every trip he could get. He was very generous with the kids, often bringing them treats. In retirement Charlie and Rosemarie also enjoyed traveling including trips overseas, especially to his homeland of Switzerland. Charlie’s grandchildren were his world and they brought him so much joy. He felt hard work, honesty and being the best person you can be was the way to live your life. The better you can live your life, the better your rewards will be. He always felt like there was a higher power guiding him to make all the right decisions through his life. He felt you need to trust that higher power.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Sigg of rural Hollandale; one daughter Sally (Mark) Schaller of Ridgeway; three grandchildren, Savannah Schaller, Dalton Schaller, both of Milwaukee, and Wyatt Schaller of Ridgeway; and a sister, Susie (Wes) Watrud of Blanchardville. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Mary Ferrell, Joe Sigg, and Louis Gort.
A visitation for Charlie will be held on Friday evening, February 9, 2024 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Blanchard Hall, 204 South Main Street in Blanchardville. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Blanchard Hall. A catered funeral lunch will follow at Blanchard Hall. Saether Funeral Service of Blanchardville is assisting the family. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at saetherfuneralservice.com.