Penny Lee (Cook) Siegrist

Holt, Michigan.

Age 56, fought a brave battle against cancer until she passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, under the loving care of her husband, Scot, mother Bonnie, mother-in-law Pat Kelly, special friend Lynette Holloway and her ever present companions “ChiChi” and “Angel.” Born in St. Johns, MI, she was preceded in death by her grandparents (Otis and Maggie Prince, and Mark and Eleanor Kilpatrick) and father (William Prince).

She is survived by her husband, Scot Siegrist, children Daniel McWain of Cheboygan, MI, Corey Cook of Holt, MI, and Erica Rappuhn of Colorado, her mother Bonnie (Mike) Hogan of Ft. Meyers, FL, sisters Jill (Chris) Gleason of Brighton, MI and Angie (Richard) Dixon of Cheboygan, MI, brothers Jerry (Sandy) Prince of San Diego, CA and Mike (Dora) Prince of Juneau, AK, many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, in-laws, and her extended family at Wal-Mart.

Penny will be remembered as a person with incredible bravery when faced with adversity, waking every morning with a smile on her face, thankful for another day. Her stubbornness gave way to her gentle spirit and impish sense of humor. She will also be remembered for her cooking skills and her infamous Christmas baking.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with Pastor Steve Garrett of Mason Road Baptist Church in Fowlerville officiating. Interment will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Home Hospice Services.

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Pat Kelly
November 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Godspeed, Penny. You are now forever pain free and flying with the “other” angels. Penny was a special inspiration to me in her battle with cancer and I am proud to have called her my daughter-in-law. I am also forever grateful that she gave me the gift of allowing me to be one of her caregivers.

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Tiffany, Bj, Clyde, Zane, Evan
November 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

We are praying for those you have left behind. Yet are glad you are now pain free. And know you were met in heaven by some really great people who will show you the ropes. Grandpa, Grandma, and dad welcomed you with open arms as did the family here on Earth. We will all be together again one day.

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Charlotte Holloway
November 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

We are truly sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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Mandy England
November 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Penny inspired me every day as she fought this battle with cancer and the strength she had. As much as she had to go through she would still think positive and smile and laugh and I am so very proud to of been able to say “This is my sister-in-law” and we had some very nice chats I will always cherish. I love you Penny!!!

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Wendy Allison
November 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

Penny was one of the first people I met at Walmart. She was so funny and nice and always had that beautiful smile on her face. She is a wonderful, beautiful soul and she will be missed tremendously. Hugs to Scot and the rest of her family during this so difficult time. Rest peacefully Penny, sweet girl. You are so loved.

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trixie prince brown
November 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Penny truly was a wonderful, kind and funny woman. We lost touch with our cousins many years ago after many happy memories as kids.
I was in Walmart one day about 4/5 years ago and happened to see this woman working in an aisle, it stopped me in my tracks. I asked if she was Penny Prince because she looked just like her dad. As it turned out, she was that smiling, giggling girl we’d known so long ago.
I am so happy to have gotten to know her again. We had many conversations in that store and it was wonderful to hear about her family and share my stories. God blessed me that day and I’m truly thankful I was able to reconnect with her.

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Lynette Holloway
November 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Rest in peace girlfriend. Loved the time we spent together. You taught me a lot about courage, love and patience. Will miss your knack for turning us all into loving and caring souls. See you on the other side.

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Paul and Leda
November 20, 2013 at 11:16 pm

From Uncle Paul And Aunt Leda

TO A VERY SPECIAL NIECE.

Penny God took all your pain away. Way did he take you from us?
I guess we will never know for sure.
Penny you will be missed
Love you with all our hearts

You laid there in that hospital
bed, you tried so hard to hold on.

God was calling you home. He needed
another angel to help poor out the rain.

Tears have fallen, hearts where shattered,
but it was time for you to fly home.

Your loved ones came to say their last goodbyes, to tell you they loved you, and that you will be forever missed.

As your heart beat stopped, and your eyes slowly closed,
God took another angel home.

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Mick and Evie Kelly
November 21, 2013 at 12:21 am

Life….so fragile, Loss….so sudden, Heart….so broken.
Even though our time knowing Penny was far too brief, we feel blessed to have known her. She was a beautiful and amazing woman with her unwavering fighting spirit and courage.

We only wish that R.I.P. stood for [R] – Return.. [I] – if .. [P] – Possible.

Thinking of you, Penny Lee (Cook) Siegrist in friendship and sympathy.

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Marque Holloway
November 21, 2013 at 6:04 am

My prayers go out to all the people who were fortunate enough to know her. May you be comforted by the fact that her suffering is over. Let us remember her in a way that will allow her memory to live on in our lives even thou she’s no longer here. Remember her when she was at her happinest so in some way she’ll still be able to bring some joy into our lives.

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Maria England
November 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I shall miss you alot Aunt Penny. But im glad your in a better place now. Uncle Scot cared for you so much.
I love you and miss you.
Maria England

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Jonathon England
November 21, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I will miss you aunt Penny.I will never forget you, I love you always.

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Brandi Johnson
November 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I will miss you penny,i am glad you are in a better place and the lord has taken you home where you will no longer be in pain. My prayer’s are with the family.

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Darlene Wilson
November 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

Penny you were a beautiful woman, inside and out. You had an infectious zest for life and a sense of humor that is unmatched.

I spent many breaks and lunches talking with you. You always listened and offered stories of your life or words of wisdom to help me understand or view things differently. I learned a great deal from you. I will proudly carry those life lessons with me and strive to pass them on to others.

It was a privileged to have known such an amazing soul. I take solace in knowing that you are no longer in pain and that you are somewhere else now spreading your joy and laughter to others.

Scot and the family, you are all in my thoughts.

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Angie Dixon
November 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

My beautiful sister. My best and most treasured friend, I will miss you every day until I see you again. You were the funniest girl I knew. We always “got” each other when nobody knew what we were talking about. We had so many special talks. Those times when it was just you and I are special in every way. I remember like it was yesterday, sitting on the river bank and talking about life, your joys and sorrows. And you had both. And now you are at peace. And that brings me peace even when I cry for you. I miss you so very very much. God truly blessed me by giving me such a beautiful soul to share my life with. And I can’t wait until I hear your laughter once again. I love you dear sister and all that you are to me. Some things cannot be taken from us…memories, your laughter and all you left behind for us to remember. Now your life has truly begun.

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Erica Rappuhn
June 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Mom, we miss you so much! I tell the kids about you all the time. One day I will see you again & what a happy happy day that will be, until then I will look after our family in your absence. I will remember all of the good times & carry on your memory. I will be strong, but it hurts so bad. We miss you & wish we could have you back. I love you forever your daughter.

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