Irving Martin Siegel
January 2, 1939 – January 30, 2021
Omaha Nebraska lost a beloved man on January 30, 2021 when Irving Martin ”Marty” Siegel passed away peacefully at the age of 82 at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.
Marty was born in Brooklyn New York as the only child to Edith Rosenberg and Frank Siegel spending significant time with his grandmother, Mary Siegel and aunt Lee Marmer who inspired and shared his love for music. His early life he embraced and celebrated his Jewish heritage which was rich with his many cousins and friends in Brooklyn. Upon graduating from high school he departed Brooklyn and at the age of 17 joined the U.S. Air Force. His first station was in Wiesbaden Germany and it was here where he and close friends ignited a taste for adventure and travel. In those adventures he met Edeltraud Neumair and united in love they became husband and wife in October 1961.
He is survived by his former wife and life long friend Edeltraud Neumair, his two daughters, Brigid Siegel and her partner Rona Bernadette, Diane Limas and her husband Jonathan J. Limas, his only granddaughter Amanda Ament and her husband Stephen Ament, his niece Elke Adam and his brother-in-law Ludwig Neumair.
Marty was passionate about music, movies, animals, good Jewish deli and of course Husker football. His love of technology allowed him to be immersed into the expansive world of classical and new age music, action movies, Seinfeld, Disney, Broadway and live concerts. His love for animals first started with his beloved childhood dog, Fuzzy. After his return from Okinawa, Japan in 1971, Marty found joy in raising exotic fish, Amazon parrots, adored his show dogs and cherished his feline friends.
Marty retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1976 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellevue University. Marty’s second career was in the Automotive industry where his usual penchant for detail and his authentic and friendly demeanor made him an Omaha legend. Above all other hobbies and interests it was the love of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team and Husker Nation which made memorial stadium his home away from home.
Funeral Services: Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 12:00 Noon CST at West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha NE 68124. Graveside Service and Internment begins at 2:00PM CST, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors, 14250 Schram Road, Omaha NE 68138.
The family requests those that wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation in memory of Marty Siegel, to the below:
The family wants to thank the staff and nurses of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home for their commitment to our beloved Father and Grandfather’s care and well being over the last five years. His life and memory will be cherished by all those who knew and loved him.
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