Sigrid (Sigi) Irma Seitz | SierraSun.com

Sigrid (Sigi) Irma Seitz

June 1, 1939 – June 5, 2015

Sigrid (Sigi) Irma Seitz, born June 1, 1939 in Erfurt Germany, ended her long courageous battle with illness on June 5, 2015. While in Germany she pursued a career as a surgical nurse. She moved to America in 1963 and was a nanny for Monte Atwater in Squaw Valley, USA until she married Chuck Bennett in 1965. She was also an assistant to Alex Cushing along with baking her famous pastries in her spare time. Her son, Charles T. Bennett (Chuck), was born in March 1967. Among her many talents she worked for High Country Silverworks and La Tours Sport Shop prior to her employment with Porter's Ski & Sport from 1980 to 1996. In 1985 her marital status changed. She married Gene Seitz at their home in Agate Bay in May of 1990. They recently celebrated their 25 anniversary. Sigi was one of the first people to be part of the clinical trials of 'bone marrow stem-cell transplant'. She received cutting edge treatment for her breast cancer in 1997 which was successful for more than 18 years. After her recovery she worked for Cabin Fever in Tahoe City. Sigi was known for her selflessness and huge heart. She was a gifted fisher woman, loved the outdoors and all animals. Indoor plants and gardening were part of the fabric of Sigi's talents. Let's not forget her culinary expertise!! Sigi is preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Irma Vollrath and her former husband Charles Bennett.

Sigi is survived by her son Charles (Chuck) T. Bennett, husband Eugene (Gene) Seitz and his children, Deidre Anne O'Reilly and Derek Seitz. Memorial service for Sigi will be held at Lake Tahoe Park Beach, 1700 Sequoia Ave., Tahoe City, CA on June 20 @ 2:00pm.