Jana Saigh, 62, formerly of Marshalltown, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Milwaukee.
A gathering to celebrate her life with food, fellowship and refreshments keeping in tune with her passion of hospitality for others will be held from 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. To honor her memory, memorials may be directed to the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League in lieu of flowers. For condolences or shared memories, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Born on March 2, 1952, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, she was one of four children born to James and Theda (Van Patter) Saigh. The family moved to Marshalltown where they lived above their family restaurant and she graduated from the Lenihan High School in 1970. Soon after, she attended Marycrest College in Davenport.
Jana began a fulfilling and rewarding career at Hyatt Hotels as Director of Sales and Catering, first in Des Moines and then Milwaukee. Her enthusiasm was acknowledged by her employers by establishing "Jana Saigh Day." Her last employment was with the Marriott in Racine, Wisconsin.
Her heart was passionate about art of which she had an eye and ability that she shared with her mother, Theda. She gifted many family members and friends with her art over the years. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas because she could be with all of her family.
Left to celebrate her life are her siblings: Tobi (Brian) Greene, of Marshalltown, James Craig (Jean Ann) Saigh, of Omaha, and Marty (Pam) Saigh, of Mankato, Minnesota, her nieces and nephews: Chad (Mary) Greene, of Marshalltown, Chris (Angie) Greene, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Lisa (John) Nemer, of Brooklyn, New York, Quinn Saigh, of Sioux City, AJ (Missi) Saigh, of Singapore, and Paul (Michelle) Greene, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, eight great-nieces and nephews, her devoted companion Igee, work colleagues and many friends.
In death, Jana rejoined her parents and great-nephew Westley Greene.