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DECEASED:
Kurt Siegert

DATE OF DEATH:
Monday, January 21, 2019


DATE OF FUNERAL:
Saturday, March 2, 2019


TIME OF FUNERAL:
11:00 AM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church


PLACE OF BURIAL:
Memorial Service only


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DONATIONS:
  • St Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church - Music Program  3110 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

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    OBITUARY:
    Kurt Siegert of Atlanta, Georgia, died on January 21, 2019. Mr. Siegert was an accomplished violinist and conductor. He was born in Berlin, Germany. Before World War II, Mr. Siegert studied violin with Berlin Philharmonic violinist Alfred Hornoff. He also studied music theory and conducting with Georg Oskar Schumann. Because his mother was Jewish, he spent a year in a forced-labor camp during World War II. After the war, he played in the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and formed a small orchestra that played for the Armed Forces Special Services at an American officers’ club. It was there that he met an American Army captain, Willard B. Owen, who helped Mr. Siegert and his family immigrate to Norfolk, Virginia in 1948. Mr. Siegert played with both the Norfolk and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, where he met his future wife, Barbara, who was also a violinist. During the 1950s, he played with the Boston Pops for six years under conductor Arthur Fiedler. Later he became assistant concertmaster for the English recording artist, Mantovani. In the 1960s, Mr. Siegert and his wife formed the Kurt Siegert Strings, and began playing at hotels and banquet halls. They were hired by the Executive Inn Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in 1963 and played there for 29 years. Mr. Siegert is survived by his daughter Ingrid Siegert and her husband Tim Puckett, his sister Ingrid Brown and her husband Edgar, his step-daughter Barbara Hendricks and her husband Tom, his step-son George Bell, III and his wife Diane, his step-grandson Charles Griffin, and his nieces Karen Brown, and Sandra Wimbish, and her husband Scott. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara Siegert, and his brother Georg Siegert. Sign online guest book at www.fischerfuneralcare.com. The funeral will be on March 2 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30319. Memorial donations may be made to the music program at St. Martin in the Fields Church. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta (678-514-1000.


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    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    Joyce DuckwallMar 1 2019 08:49 pm
    With sadness I read the passing of Kurt. He and Barbara were our neighbors on Choctaw Road. Paul and I would go to Executive Inn on Saturday night, and special occasions, for dinner and enjoy the violin music and then stay for dancing. They were always very friendly and Barbara was a beautiful lady. I hope he enjoyed his retirement years and being near his family . My sympathy to you all. Sincerely, Joyce Duckwall
    Randy & Christe CoeFeb 28 2019 01:04 pm
    Ours thoughts and prayers to Kurt's family. We have wonderful memories of the Siegerts at Executive Inn. Forever grateful to Kurt and Barbara for playing Ave Maria at our wedding in 1972.
    Todd OetkenFeb 26 2019 12:56 pm
    I had the privilege of working with Mr Siegert and Mrs Siegert at the Executive Inn from 1988 to 1992 and can say they were a joy to work with. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
    Harry TaylorFeb 25 2019 11:47 am
    Mr. Siegert was a talented and gracious man, whose life journey and successes were inspirational to all who knew him. Condolences to Ingrid & Tim and all the family.
    Fischer Funeral CareFeb 22 2019 11:31 am
    May his memory be a blessing.
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