MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Audra Anne Sigan, 40, of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Audra was born July 20, 1972, in Escanaba, Mich., the daughter of Nick and Gayle (Soderman) Sigan. She was raised in Gladstone where she was a 1990 graduate of Gladstone High School. Following graduation, Audra attended the University of Minnesota, Alexandria Campus. She was employed in the fashion industry for many years ending with Ralph Lauren as a purchasing specialist.
Audra was a model and an accomplished writer, she wrote many pieces some of which were published. She loved music and she had a beautiful voice. Audra had a sharp mind and a dry sense of humor and she even tried her stint as a "stand up comedian." She lived in Minnesota as a die hard Packer fan and through the years was able to attend many Packer home games. She loved her family and friends, and all who knew her will sadly miss her. Her life was short, but full. She had a positive impact on everyone who had the good fortune to have entered her life.
Audra Anne Sigan
Survivors include: special friend, Dan Baker of Minneapolis; parents, Nick and Gayle Sigan of Gladstone; sister, Damia (Dan) Toyras of Marquette; brother, Nick Sigan of Marquette; niece and nephew, Dani Rose and David Toyras of Marquette; paternal grandmother, Elaine Sigan of Gladstone; maternal grandparents, Jack and Pat Soderman of Gladstone; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Howard Sigan; uncle, Donald Sigan; and aunt, Susan Kalkhoven.
Audra's family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services at the Skradski Funeral Home celebrating the life of Audra Anne Sigan will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Jonathan Schmidt of the First Lutheran Church officiating while family and friends share music and stories as tribute to Audra. Refreshments will follow at the Sigan residence on Lakeshore Drive in Gladstone. Burial will be in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Sigan family, or to leave a memory tribute about Audra.