Dr. David G. Siehl

Born: Sun., Sep. 8, 1918
Died: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019

Family to do services at later date

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Dr. David G. Siehl, long-time resident of Sidney, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on January 13, 2019.   David George Siehl was born on September 8, 1918 to Dr. Walter H. Siehl and Flora (Sontag) Siehl.   David was the second of the famous "Siehl Boys" who grew up playing baseball and rooting for the Reds in the Western Hills area of Cincinnati.   He graduated from Western Hills High School in 1936 and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1940.   He followed in the footsteps of his father, Walter, and his aunt, Elizabeth Siehl, to earn his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in December, 1943.   He married Betty Carol Beckner on May 27, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri.  After his internship and residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, the couple moved to Dalton, Ohio where Dr. Siehl served as the behest of the Ohio Medical Board as a physician in medically under-served communities as did many physicians at the close of World War II.  The couple settled in Sidney in 1946 where Dr. Siehl opened a famly medical practice and raised three children.   Dr. Siehl retired in 1987 when he married Lee Meyer, formerly of Sidney.   They resided in Phoenix.   Dr. Siehl lived a long and fulfilling life of 100 years.   He celebrated this milestone birthday in Scottsdale, Arizona in September with his family.   During this celebration, he loved to recount his many stories including seeing Babe Ruth play baseball in 1926, watching the first baseball game under lights in 1935 and his famous trip to California in 1940.   He played saxophone in the Miami University Band at the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500 in 1939.   Dr. Siehl was a 37 - year member of the Kiwanis Club and a Trustee and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney.   He served as President of the Miami University Alumni of Shelby County and was a founding member of the Sidney Junior Chamber of Commerce.   He enjoyed boating and golf with family and friends.   A life long sports fan, baseball was his favorite - the Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks.   Dr. Siehl is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty Carol and six brothers, Don, Paul, Tom and Dick, all osteopathic physicians, Jim, a successful teacher and coach, and Phillip who died in infancy.   Dr. Siehl is surved by his second wife, Lee Meyer Siehl and his children, Dave (Edna Mae Boroski-Siehl) of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Sandy of Huron, Ohio and Sally (Clark Elwood) of Bay Harbor, Michigan.   Sister-in-law, Patricia Siehl-Dowell survives in Ohio.  Also surviving are stepson, Mike Meyer of Tempe,  Arizona, sister-in-law, Shirley (Jay Gardella) of Surprise, Arizona and cousin Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey of Scottsdale, Arizona.   A celebration of Dr. Siehl's life and legacy will be held at a later date in Ohio.   Joint arrangements are in the care of Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, Arizona and Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio.   Condolences may be expressed at www.messingermortuary.com and www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com.   Memorial gifts may be directed to A. T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 800 W. Jefferson St., Kirksville, Missouri  63501, Attn: Nancy Parrish in memory of Dr. David G. Siehl.

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Vicky Jennings Burress
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Sandy, wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Wiley
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Sandy, I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your father. It was very interesting to read about his life in the obituary. By the way, I have been in Kirksville! Please let me know when you schedule a memorial service for your father in Ohio as I will try to attend if I am on the farm at that time. Please take care./Bill

Larry Verdier
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019

I'm sorry to learn of your Father's passing. My Mother also reached the ago of 100 before she died five years ago. Long life can be a blessing-depending on the circumstances of the last few years before reaching age 100. My family has lived on the east side of Cincinnati (Blue Ash) for the past 31 years and I can relate to your Dad's growing up on the west side of town. Like your family, we have owned a boat most of our life, starting with the boat my Mom and Dad had in Sidney, and later taking the boat I bought in Toledo with us as we moved from Toledo to Milwaukee, to central New Jersey, and finally to Cincinnati. We got rid of it this past summer as our kids are beyond the water skiing age. Take Care.

Terry Bond
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Sandy, sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful person, highly respected by my parents and myself. Take care

Kathleen Dill Cancilla
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your father sure lived a full life. Thinking about you often.

ron Emrich
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
So sorry to learn of Dr. Siehl's passing. He was a truly great man and healer. I was very happy that Joe Hammann and I stopped in to have lunch with Dr. Siehl and Lee a couple of years ago. He was so pleased to see people from Sidney. My sympathy to all of you. May you find solace in knowing that his was a life well lived.

Randy Shadoan
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
He was a great Doctor. He took great care of my Grandmother Ruth Longbrake. I was spending the summer with her and she was laying down and called for me and call Dr. Siehl and tell him I have a pain in my neck. I called and he came to the house and checked on her. He came out and said son if I had came 15 minutes later she would have died your grandmother had a blood clot in her neck. Very good doctor. I also had him. Sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Sigrún Gústafsdóttir
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
It was an honour to know him. His memory will live on. My condolences to the entire family.

Sigrún Gústafsdóttir
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
It was an honor to know him. His memory will live on. My condolences to the entire family.

Cecil and Susan Salter
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Oh Sally,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Maybe he and my mom will run into each other in a new comers group. You have shares such rich memories of him with us, I feel we know him..May those very memories bring you joy and peace in the days, weeks and years to come. Love, Cecil and Susan

Mike and Sherry (Hetzler) Fair
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Sandy, Sally, David and family. So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. So glad I was able to get to know your family. Our prayers are with all of you. So nice you were able to have him with you so many years.

Mark Brenberger
   Posted Thu January 24, 2019
Sally and Sandy,

Heartfelt condolences.