Irving Martin Siegel

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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  • Peter and Brian Hirschmanner/ Miller Posted February 2, 2021 6:10 pm

    From the deep of our hearts, our most sincere condolences, words really can’t express the sorrow you feel, but know, Marty will live on in your hearts

  • MARIA GENTILE Posted February 3, 2021 1:42 am

    I send my love to your Beautiful Family , from NYC God Bless you and help you through this very difficult time.

  • Amann Gabi und Walter Posted February 3, 2021 2:21 am

    Tief betroffen nehmen wir Abschied von einem ganz besonderen Menschen, der durch niemanden zu ersetzen ist. Doch von Marty wird immer etwas in Euren Herzen bleiben:
    Etwas von seinen Träumen
    Etwas von seiner Hoffnung
    Etwas von seinem Leben
    Alles von seiner Liebe!
    Niemals werden die Wunden verheilen, aber sie werden sanft zugedeckt.
    Wir wünschen Euch für die nächste Zeit ganz viel Kraft und gegenseitige Liebe.
    Unsere Gedanken sind bei Euch!!!
    Fühlt Euch ganz fest von uns umarmt.
    In tiefem Mitgefühl Eure Freunde
    Walter und Gabi

  • Elke Adam Posted February 3, 2021 3:23 am

    Wenn man einen geliebten Menschen verliert,
    gewinnt man einen Schutzengel dazu.“

    „Es gibt ein Leid, das fremden Trost nicht duldet
    und einen Schmerz, den sanft nur heilt die Zeit.“

    „Gute Menschen gleichen Sternen,
    sie leuchten noch lange nach ihrem Erlöschen.“

    „Die Zeit heilt nicht alle Wunden,
    sie lehrt uns nur mit dem Unbegreiflichen zu leben.“

    „Menschen, die wir lieben, bleiben für immer,
    denn sie hinterlassen Spuren in unseren Herzen.“

    „Das Schönste, was ein Mensch hinterlassen kann,
    ist ein Lächeln im Gesicht derjenigen, die an ihn denken.“

  • Sandy Green Posted February 3, 2021 10:46 pm

    Diane and family my friend I give you my most sincere condolences and Heart filled sympathy to you and all the family.

  • Petra Schmidt Posted February 4, 2021 12:55 pm

    My husband and I send our deepest sympathies and love and prayers! It has been many years since we have seen each other but I thank God for the pleasure to have known you! Marty”s memories will always take a special spot in my heart!

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