John R. Siefker
John R. Siefker

MILLER CITY - John R. Siefker, 80, of Miller City passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at The University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 23, 1932, in Glandorf to Lawrence and Dora Inkrott Siefker who preceded him in death. On June 26, 1956 he married Dolores Leis who survives in Miller City.

Also surviving are his children, Karen (Tim) Meyer of Dayton, Linda (Chuck) Dries of Woodbine, Ga., Alan (Vicki) Siefker of Savannah, Ga., Jeff (Pam) Siefker of Miller City, Gene (Deb) Siefker of Miller City, Connie Wenzinger of Findlay, and Randy (Beth) Siefker of Leipsic; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin (Doris) Siefker of Mesa, Ariz., Leon "Pete" (Pat) Siefker of Columbus Grove, Donald (Alice) Siefker of Glandorf, and Ken (Irena) Siefker of Ottawa; and three sisters, Alice Gable of Hamler, Rose (Fred) Fortman of Van Wert, and Dorothy Wichman of Seattle, Wash.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Arline Snyder, and two brothers, Amos and Norbert "Nub" Siefker.

John co-owned and operated Siefker's General Store and meat processing business along with his wife, Dolores. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City and a graduate of Glandorf High School. He was also a member of Miller City Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years, Miller City Sportsmen Club, Ohio Knights of Columbus #1757 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234 of Ottawa. John enjoyed being with his family and attending their activities.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City with Fr. Stephen Schroeder officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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