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Rex P. Siglin

April 18, 1938 - August 29, 2019



Rex P. Siglin of Grayling, formerly of Cadillac, died Thursday afternoon, August 29, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 81.

Rex was born on April 18, 1938 in Cadillac to Nels E. & Alice E. (Malmberg) Siglin and they preceded him in death.

Rex had lived all his life in the Cadillac area and in 1956 he graduated from Tustin High School. He worked at Elm Rest Gas Station, Chris Craft and for various construction companies in the area and retired from Roy Nichols Construction Company after 38 years. Rex was an active member of the community and had served on the Cherry Grove Township Board of Review and as Constable and was a member of the Cherry Grove Fire and Rescue and served as Assistant Chief for many years. He was also sworn in as a volunteer Conservation Officer with the Michigan DNR.

Living, working, raising beef cattle and having draft horses on the family farm was something Rex loved to do. He also loved hunting, fishing and going to the casino. Rex enjoyed traveling and spent memorable trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Aruba and on some cruises. For the last 14 years Rex spent his winters in Florida.

Rex loved his Lord and while growing up he attended the Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene and currently was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin. He will be remembered as a “prankster.” Rex loved joking around with family and friends and took great joy when they returned the banter. Rex was always willing to help others and was a great friend.

On November 12, 2005 in Grayling he married the former Jayne Hoaglund Barber and she survives him along with daughters: Teresa (Joel) Money, Michelle (Jack) Money and Cheryl (Jerry Pratt) Hatfield all of Grayling and Lisa Jo (Bob) Zielinski of Essexville, Michigan; 11 grandchildren: Carlie Money (Camren Wilson), Katie (Dustin) Hager, Becca Money, Megan Money, Rachel Money (Zach Klebba), Courtney Hatfield, Mallory Hatfield, Ryan Jankowski, Emily Jankowski, Justin (Adriana) Zielinski, and Claire Zielinski and one great grandson, Jace Zielinski-Yax; two nephews: Steve (Gloria) Martin, and Kevin (Kim) Martin; three great- nieces: Karen Martin, Stephanie (Jeff) Spencer and Kellie Martin; a great- nephew, Kyle (Melanie) Martin; great-great niece Taelia Spencer and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Rosalie Martin and a niece, Sheryl Schaub.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin with Vicar Alex Ross officiating. His final resting place will be Burdell Township Cemetery in Tustin. Friends may meet the family from 4-7 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cherry Grove Fire & Rescue or to the Pine River Historical Society. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Patty Stephan-Bradford - Aug 30th, 2019 2:28 pm

    "Jane and family I am so sorry to read this. Many prayers and hugs from me to all of you. Your family has another angel to watch over them. I love you ALL. "

  • Marsha (Williams) Somers - Aug 30th, 2019 6:49 pm

    "Rex was a cousin to my best friend Sally Cool. As a child, I visited his parents home. He was such a nice man. They had a dog named Sheba that I was scared of and would get out of the car until I knew where she was . So sorry for your loss. I go to a greenhouse each year that is on the corner of where he lived. Always think of his family."

  • Marie Mercier - Aug 31st, 2019 5:07 am

    "What a great neighbor! Loved Rex's smile and sense of humor. He was a treasure to our township. Always enjoyed talking with him."

  • ELSIE MOORE - Aug 31st, 2019 5:31 am

    "Rex was a family member to my inlaws side of family. He was loved and well respected. Always a joy to be around, as were his parents. Peace and prayers to all of you. Blessings."

  • REX & NANCY NIXON - Aug 31st, 2019 5:42 am

    "REX, you touched many lives."

  • Bobbi Pratt Taylor - Aug 31st, 2019 7:51 am

    "Jane and family was so sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed being around Rex. Thoughts and Prayers with you all from all of my family!! "

  • Ron & Bev Martin - Aug 31st, 2019 10:24 pm

    "Jayne, we're so sorry to hear of Rex's passing. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers for you and your family."

  • Calvin May - Sep 1st, 2019 3:38 pm

    "So sorry to hear of the passing of Rex. We graduated from Tustin High School in 1956. We had a great class trip to New York and Washington DC. I got to see REX, and talk to him again, at our 60th Alumni Banquet in 2016. I also talked to him again in July of this year by phone. We will be making a donation to the Pine River Area Historical Society in his name. Condolences to the family. As an old Navy man - Fair Winds and Following Seas. Calvin & Nan May Folsom, CA. "

  • Carlton and Shelby Plyler - Sep 2nd, 2019 3:03 pm

    " Jayne and family, our hearts go out to you. He is missed by so many that he has touched in his life. From riding bikes together, attending the Benson Corner School, then Tustin School, so many great memories. RIP, dear friend."

  • Grayling Forest Resource Division - Sep 3rd, 2019 7:46 am

    "Jane and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!"

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