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Lyle Sievers Obituary

Lyle Sievers Obituary

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise, March 10, 1988:

Services held for Lyle Sievers

Funeral services for Lyle Sievers, 64, were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), March 10, 1988, as the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating.

Lyle died at his home south of Coon Rapids on Monday, March 7 following a lengthy illness with cancer.

Pat Schwartz served as organist and accompanied Marcia Young in vocal selections.

Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery south of Coon Rapids with military honors by Gurney Parker Post #357 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5554.

Carrying the casket were Kenny Knudsen, Deah Herron, Ric Hilgenberg, Tom Sievers, Larry Hilgenberg and Robert Rattenborg. Serving as honorary casketbearers were Ron Herron, Richard Knudson, Joe Sievers, Tim HIlgenberg, Thomas Nelsen and Glen Knight.

A prayer service was held a 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 9, at Olde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids.


Lyle was born March 7, 1924 in  Manning, Iowa, the son of Peter Herman and Mary Barnes Sievers. He and his family moved south of Coon Rapids in 1934. He attended school at Union Township and Bayard. Lyle served his country in the Navy during World War II. When he returned home, he worked at Kretzinger Implement in Coon Rapids as a farm machinery mechanic.

On July 21, 1949, he was united in marriage with Shirley Ann Herron at the Methodist Church in Des Moines. To this union three children were born: Robert Dean, Kathleen Ann and Donna Marie.

They live in Coon Rapids for a year and a half when they moved to a farm south of Coon Rapids until 1959 when they moved to their present home. Lyle's greatest pleasures in life were his family, grandchildren, farming and the outdoors.

Lyle was a member of the United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids.

Lyle was diagnosed with cancer in the latter part of January, 1987. He passed away at his home on March 7, 1988 at the age of 64 years.

He was preceded in death by his father in March of 1978.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Shirley of Coon Rapids; and the following children and grandchildren: Robert Sievers and his wife, Cindy and their children Stacey, Shane and Shayla of Granger, Iowa; Kathleen Hite and her husband, Terry, of Madrid, Iowa: and Donna Drees and her husband, Thomas and their daughter, Cassandra Marie of Carroll, Iowa; by his mother, Mary Esther, of the Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids; two sisters: Beatrice Knudsen of Bayard and Ila Knudsen and her husband, Nels, of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Merlin and his wife, Claribel, of Coon Rapids; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Lyle and Shirley (Herron) Sievers were active members of the "Kinnick Cousins" - grandchildren of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) Kinnick. Shirley was a daughter of Wilson and Lucile (Kinnick) Herron of the Coon Rapids, Iowa area.

[This obituary published at both the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories and The KINNICK Project blogs]

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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