January 20, 1935 – February 1, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Siegfried (Siegie) Scheppner announces his passing on February 1, 2019 at St. Boniface hospital.
Siegie is survived by his wife of 48 years Bridgette; daughters Mary (Kelli) and Rose; son Ron (Amanda); grandsons Tim and Otter; sister Irmgard; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Albert and Clara; in-laws Chealous and Herta Jahnke; grandson Bauer; and many brothers, sisters and numerous nephews.
Siegie was born on January 20, 1935 in Wuppertal, West Germany. He and his family survived the hardships of living in Germany during WWII. He went to school to become a bricklayer. He plied his trade throughout Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1967. He worked on a farm in Cartwright, MB before moving to Winnipeg to continue working as a bricklayer. Siegie was well known for being meticulous as a bricklayer and doing small/fine brick work.
Siegie met and married his wife Bridgette in 1971. They welcomed their daughter Rose in 1972 and son Ron in 1976. He was very proud to become an Opa and welcome his first grandson Tim in 1994. He was thrilled when over 20 years later his second grandson, Otter, was added to the family in 2015. In 2011, when Bridgette and Mary reconnected, Siegie welcomed her with open arms.
Siegie was an avid hunter and fisher, that like to have his prized catches sent to the taxidermist. He loved soccer and enjoyed watching the news, weather network and F1 racing. When he still lived in Germany he played soccer with his brothers and brother-in-law. Seigie and Rose would have great time watching soccer together and yelling at the German players. He took great pride in watching Ron play soccer and football and later watching Tim do the same. Siegie would watch Otter play and listen to Otter’s stories with great joy, all while feeding him endless cookies and treats.
Siegie was very proud to be German and of his German heritage. In his younger years he spent a lot of time at the German Club. He enjoyed watching German soccer and his favourite team was Bayern Munchen. He passed along his pride in his heritage to his children and grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Concordia emergency room and staff at St. Boniface 6E for their amazing care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue.