William E. “Bill” Sigler, Sr.


OREGON – William E. “Bill” Sigler, Sr., 78, of Oregon, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Javon Bea Hospital, Rockford. Born Jan. 12, 1942 in Chicago, the son of Henry and Harriet (Albright) Sigler.

Married to Lorretta Bone Aug. 5, 1961 in Farmington, Mo. Bill was a graduate of Calumet High School, Chicago and Olive-Harvey Community College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was employed for over 30 years as a Federal Commissioner, Labor Law Judge and Arbitrator. Bill was a 708 Ogle County Board Member, a Trustee for Oregon Fire Department, a Community Advisor for Oregon’s 2 group homes and a volunteer for Village of Progress, Oregon over 20 years. He was also a member and Elder at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Dixon. Above all though, family was most important to Bill.

Survived by his wife, Lorretta Sigler of Oregon; daughter, Gwen (Rob) Zimmerman of Oregon; son, William (Julie) Sigler, Jr. of North Carolina; grandchildren: Candice Smidt, Michael (Samantha) Smidt, and Lindsey (Samuel) Gendusa, all of Oregon; great grandson Dean Anthony Gendusa; brother, Henry (Audrey) Sigler of Chicago; sister, Pamela (David) Madsen of Oak Lawn; and special friends, Samantha Dopke and Joy Holden.

Predeceased by his parents and daughter, Tammy Rae Sigler.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to Village of Progress Attendants’ Grant Fund. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family.