Adeline Sigler

Adeline Sigler (nee Benak), 100, of Brookfield, died May 31, 2023.

Born Feb. 4, 1923 in Stickney, she was a good friend and neighbor there and then moved to California, where her husband, Sgt. Frank Sigler served in the U.S. Army Military Police during World War II.

She was a “Rosie the Riveter” while in California then held various part-time jobs as a solderer at a pinball factory where her brother worked and later at Sunbeam. Then she worked at the Marshall Field’s store in downtown Chicago during the Christmas season wrapping gifts, and later at “Plaid Land” redemption store in Cicero as a floor clerk.

The couple raised a family in Chicago before moving to LaGrange, Downers Grove and Brookfield. 

Ms. Sigler enjoyed many hobbies such as gardening, feeding the birds, sewing outfits for her girls, baking and wallpapering every room in the house. Being highly organized, she used the envelope system for their finances and, being very exacting, she marked the middle of the top sheet and the middle of the bed so everything would be even. The family took many long road trips with Adeline riding shotgun with the map.

As a child of God, she was joyful and confident that all of her children and their families have trusted Jesus as their Savior. 

Ms. Sigler was the wife of the late Frank Sigler; the mother of Linda (late Bill) Johnson, Patty (Tim) Rezac and Betsy (Phil) Kolar; the grandmother of Bill (Kim), Steve (Krista), Rick (Wendy), Susan (Mike), Mike, Karen (Fred), Cheryl (Mike) and Becky (Mark); the great grandmother of Joshua, Brittney, Sam, Jesse, Tyler, Mark, Jamie, Nathan, Jenna, Emma, Molly, Erick and Meghan; great-great grandmother of Joyce; and sister of her late siblings, George, Charlie and Gladys.

Visitation is Wednesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Memorials to Silver Birch Ranch, N6120 Sawyer Lake Road, White Lake, Wisconsin, 54491 would be appreciated.  

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