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Sievers, (Ruth) Joan (1937-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 11/13/2017 at 20:51:40

(Ruth) Joan Sievers
August 8, 1937 - October 24, 2017

Joan Sievers, age 80, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Ruth Joan Milburn, a daughter of Omar and Bernice (Johnson) Milburn, was born on August 8, 1937, in Kellogg, Iowa. Baptized at the Methodist Church in Newton, Iowa, and later confirmed there as well, she attended a one room grade school in Delay Township, Jasper County, where she enjoyed her large close-knit family. After graduating from Newton High School in 1955, she attended Iowa State University for one year. She, then, began working at Maytag where she remained until she married.

In August of 1955, Joan attended Iowa’s first Leadership Conference at the State 4-H Camp in Madrid. There, she met Stanley Sievers, the love of her life. She and Stanley married on March 10, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Newton, Iowa. Subsequently, they were blessed with four children: Karla, Carole, Michael, and Jeffrey. On June 24, 1957, she became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. There, she participated in the Ladies Aid Society and the church choir. She, also, served on the 4-H County Committee for several years and proudly received a Homemakers award from the Sioux City Journal many years ago.

Joan enjoyed quilting for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML). In addition, she hand quilted for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She, also, liked sewing, singing, and admiring Barbie dolls. Above all, however, she treasured spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and attending their activities. She will, indeed, be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Stanley Sievers, of Storm Lake, Iowa; her children: Karla (Kirk) Christensen, of Albert City, Iowa, and their children: David, Daniel, and Katelyn Christensen; Carole White, of Storm Lake, Iowa, and her children: Douglas (Allison) White, and their children, Brock and McKinley; Tamara White (fiancé, Greg Marsh); Michael (Kim) Sievers, of Newell, Iowa, and their children: Molly (Jared) Daniel, and their children, Madison, Claire, and Abigail; Megan (David) Collins, and their children, Hadley and Danika; Matthew (Bailey) Sievers, and their children, Keaton, Emri, and Louie; and Jeffrey (Kim) Sievers, of Newell, Iowa, and their children: Zachery, Mallory, Gabriel, and Izabella Sievers; her brothers: Donald (Joan) and Gary (Shirley) Milburn, all of Grinnell, Iowa; and Larry (Kathy) Milburn, of Newton, Iowa; her sister, Joyce (Dick) Capps, of Waterloo, Iowa; her brothers-in-law: Myron Sievers, of Albert City, Iowa, and Joe Deutsch, of Newton, Iowa; and her sister-in-law, Peg Milburn, of Whittier, California; as well as extended family members and friends, all whom she loved very much.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Omar and Bernice Milburn; her parents-in-law, Louis and Martha Sievers; her siblings and their spouses: Wanda (Norman) White, Beverly Deutsch, Dale (Donita) Milburn, Jim Milburn, Jane Sievers, Richard (Marcella) Miller, and Perry (Dorothy) Rathke.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will take place Friday, October 27, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, 2017.


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