809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Willie Mae Sigler
February 2, 1934 - January 9, 2023

Willie Mae Sigler

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Willie Mae (Gauer) Sigler, a longtime Bellmead resident, peacefully passed away Monday, January 09, 2023 surrounded by her children. Ms. Sigler was 88 years old. Willie Mae was born February 02, 1934 in Elk, Texas, one of ten siblings and the daughter of Jacob and Cathryene (Kruz) Gauer. She graduated from Aquilla High School, where she enjoyed and excelled in Basketball.
A Rosary prayer, recited by Janice Kaluza, will be held from 6pm to 6:30pm Friday, January 13 at Bellmead Funeral Home in Bellmead, immediately followed by family visitation until 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial service will be held 10am Saturday, January 14, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Tours, TX; followed by burial at St Martin's Cemetery in Tours. Father Walter Dhanwar officiating.
A reception to celebrate the life of Willie Mae and provide comfort to family and friends will be in Tours Hall, adjacent to St. Martin's church following the graveside burial.
Willie Mae had a ''servant mindset'' that brought so much joy to all those that knew and surrounded themselves with her. She would always put the needs and wellbeing of others first, well before her own. Willie Mae was nurturing and empathetic, bringing out the best in others. She retired from the Waco VA hospital where she worked as a cashier in the canteen. Willie Mae enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participate in sports. She was a great dancer and appreciated Polka and Country music. Willie Mae is also known for her domino and bingo playing skills. Some of her fondest memories were taking day trips with friends and/or family to Oklahoma WinStar or Louisiana Shreveport casinos.
Willie Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Cathryene Gauer; brothers, Henry Gauer, Joe Gauer, Herman Gauer, Adolph ''Pee Wee'' Gauer, Teador Gauer, and Alvin Gauer; sisters, Maggie Bode, Cathyrene ''Katy'' Leathers, and twin sister Volie Mae Barrington; daughter, Katherine ''Punkie'' Sigler; fur children ''A&M'' and ''Kitty Tom.''
Ms. Sigler is survived by her children, Curtis Sigler and wife Vicky of Bellmead, Garry Sigler and wife Anna of Waco, Harold ''Shorty'' Sigler, Jr. and wife Michele of Bellmead, and Sandy (Sigler) Daniel and husband Steve of Leroy, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.
Pallbearers are Adrian Sigler, Brent Sigler, Ben West, Deny Bays, Lee Percivill, and Michael Weinberger. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Daniel and Mark Saulters.
Memorials may be made to St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martin Cemetery Association, or West Rest Haven.
The family of Willie Mae Sigler would like to acknowledge all the support and prayers from family and friends. A special thanks to West Rest Haven staff, therapists, and nurses, Gracie and Peggy for taking such good care of Willie Mae these past few months. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Providence hospital for making Willie Mae's stay as pleasant as possible. A special thanks to ''Kay'' with Providence Hospice Care for your kindness and attention to Willie Mae's emotional needs at the end of her life. And, special thanks to Father Walter Dhanwar for attending to Willie Mae's spiritual needs. We owe a great deal of gratitude to so many!

Friday, January 13, 2023
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Friday, January 13, 2023
6:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Rosary
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Saturday, January 14, 2023
10:00 am
St. Martins Catholic Church
301 St. Martin's Church Rd
West, TX  76691
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St. Martin Catholic Cemetery
301 St. Martin Church Rd.
West, TX  76691
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  1. Diane Hajek
    So sorry for your loss your whole family has been in my prayers. Your mother was an amazing lady. May God keeps Blessing her and Katherine..You all will stay in our prayers.
  2. Billie Torres (Keton)
    Sending love and condolences to the entire Sigler family. We lived next door to Willie Mae when I grew up. Willie Mae and Punkie were like family to us. Praying for God's comfort and strength for all of you.
  3. Karla Stewart
    My Condolences to the Family Ms.Sigler was a very beautiful lady and I enjoyed knowing her may God continue to lift you all up in your time of need.
  4. Jennifer (Breen) Terral
    All my love and prayers to you guys. Growing up your mom was like another momma to me, so sad to see her leave this earth but now she is with my best friend and her baby girl.
    My daughter was born one year on the same day that we all lost my friend and Willie Mae was one of the first ones to come see us and hold my Kathleen. Your family has always meant the world to me. God Bless all
  5. pam vrba
    Sorry for your loss.we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.she will be missed by all that knew her.
  6. Sheri Pizzo
    Always a lovely, caring woman with a ready smile, Willie Mae leaves a legacy of love.
  7. Edna Ramirez
    Sandy, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May God provide peace and comfort during this diffictult time. May she rest in peace.
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