Bryan Siegel, 52, of Mandan, North Dakota, died Oct. 30, 2007, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismark, N.D. Bryan was born Oct. 21, 1955, in Topeka, Kan., to George and Vera (Force) Siegel. He graduated from Bismark High School in 1974. Bryan lived in Basalt from 1980 until 1992, where he worked in heavy construction. He was a past president and member of the Roaring Fork Valley Sportsman Association. He moved to North Dakota in 1995 when he started his career as a superintendent with Northern Improvement. Bryan married Michelle Freidt April 16, 1999. His humor and joy for life were experienced by everyone. He was a father figure to many, especially during the Take A Kid Fishing events. He loved the outdoors and all it had to offer, especially camping and fishing. Bryan’s license plate said, FSHNFVR . He had a knack for making friends quickly. When he was your friend he took it seriously. In more recent years, his struggle with his health was accepted with a calm and positive attitude, often saying, “Things happen.” Most of all, his love for his family and being together will be the memory most cherished. He is survived by his wife; stepson Jason Kottsick of Anchorage, Alaska; stepdaughter Ashley Kottsick of Jamestown, N.D.; father; sister Roberta (Mike) Tjaden of Mandan; brother Gregory of Mandan; two nieces and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents, and one great-niece. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan, burial followed the service at Mandan Union Cemetery.Sign the online guestbook at http://www.weiglefuneral.com and view flower and tribute photos.
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