Community Icon David Siler Jr. Passes Away at 79

Adrian, MI – David Robert Siler, Jr., of Adrian Township, passed away at the age of 79 earlier this month.

Born in Monroe, he was valedictorian of Madison High School’s very first graduating class. David was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied architecture. He moved his family to Adrian in 1969… and in 1988, he and attorney Dan Bruggeman purchased and restored Adrian Engine House #1.

David designed the original Maple leaf logo for the City of Adrian. An active member of the Adrian Kiwanis Club for over 40 years, he worked on the Kiwanis High-Rise, annual pancake breakfasts, and radio auctions. In more recent years he co-founded and managed the Avenue of the Flags project… and was instrumental in the planning, design, and expansion of Kiwanis Trail.

He served as the Kiwanis Club President 1977-78 and was named Kiwanian of the Year twice.

David was a Trustee Emeritus of Siena Heights University… and served as Adrian Symphony Orchestra Board President in 2001-2002, and a member through 2013.

A private burial will be held at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. All arrangements have been entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian.

The full obituary can be found here

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*Photo from Wagley Funeral Homes*