Stephen Christopher “Steve” Sieglitz, 53, of Vevay, Indiana, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at his home.
He was born Feb. 15, 1967, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to John Chris Sieglitz and Sundra Lou Penick Whitham Sieglitz. He was raised in Vevay, Indiana in the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church there and graduated from Switzerland County High School. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington for pre-med optometry, was inducted into the US Air Force where he was a radio operator serving in Operation Desert Storm and married Cheryl Lynn Petty in Vevay. He was formerly employed for several years as a slot technician and slot tech manager for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, and for the Vevay Reveille newspaper for several years. He was currently employed as a casino database manager for Computer Integration Systems of Reno, Nevada, for the past several years. He was a member of the Switzerland County Sportsman Club and helped children in the 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program. He enjoyed photography, cooking, shooting guns, solar energy, ham radios and his telescope and drone.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sundra and Floyd Whitham of Vevay; his father and stepmother, John and Carol Sieglitz of Vevay; his brother, John Sieglitz of Vevay; his stepbrothers, Timothy Floyd Whitham of Edwardsville, Kansas, Thomas Courtney Whitham and Travis Michael Whitham, both of Louisville and David Henninger of Cincinnati; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his stepson whom he helped raise, Alfred Blake Wheeles; his paternal grandparents, Charles Worth and Lorraine E. Pendry Sieglitz; his maternal grandparents, Luther Aaron Penick and Florence A. Vice Penick; and three uncles.
Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, in the New Liberty Cemetery at East Enterprise, Indiana, by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 and the Vevay VFW Post No. 5396. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are both required.
Memorial contributions may be made to an Endowment Fund In Memory Of Stephen Sieglitz c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. Cards are available at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Online condolences, www.haskel