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SIEFKEN, Scott H. 1957-1994


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/10/2010 at 14:35:31

Scott H. Siefken, 37, of Manly, and formerly of Plainfield, died early Wednesday morning, October 5, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, rural Ackley, with Pastor Charles J. Bar officiating. The body was cremated.

Memorials are preferred, and should be directed to the family in memory of Scott.

He was born on February 7, 1957, in Grundy Center, the son of Roland and Ardie (Lindaman) Siefken. He graduated from the Wellsburg High School in 1975 and then worked full time for H&H Implement, a job he had started during high school. In the fall of 1975, he entered the U.S. Navy where he served for the next four years. Following his discharge, he returned to Wellsburg and went back to work for H&H for a while before going to work for his uncle, Alle Jaspers, on his farm near Steamboat Rock.

On February 14, 1988, he was united in marriage to Lydia K. Krull at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, rural Ackley. They made their home in Cleves, and Scott continued to work on his uncle's farm. In 1989, they moved to Auburn, Nebraska, where they farmed until November of 1989 when they moved to Plainfield, and Scott worked in Charles City and Waverly.

Scott joined the 1133rd Transport Company of the Army National Guard in Mason City, and later became involved with Desert Storm, leaving for Saudi in November of 1990. Scott returned from his service in Saudi in March of 1991, and the following month he was discharged. In August of 1991, he became employed by Trans-Iowa Equipment Inc., in Clear Lake as a mechanic.

In June of 1993, Scott became ill and on August 26, 1994, he was hospitalized, first at the VA Hospital in Iowa City and later University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

He was a member of the American Legion Post, Iowa City.

He was preceded in death by one son, Travis Joseph Siefken in 1989, and his father-in-law, Ayelt Krull in 1991.

Scott is survived by his wife, Lydia of Manly; 2 sons, Trent, age 10, and Justin, age 3, at home; his parents, Roland and Ardie Siefken of Plainfield; his mother-in-law, LaRue Krull of Waverly; 5 sisters and their spouses, Josie Siefken of Story City, Cristie and Craig Sanford of Vancouver, Washington, Ginnie Steele of Dexter, Barbie and Kevin Hoins of rural Plainfield, and Leslie and Steven Thrasher of Plainfield.

--funeral card


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