Daryl Siebens, 81

Posted December 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

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Daryl Siebens of Sioux City, Iowa, and formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his home.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Burial will be prior to funeral service at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of Siouxland or Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.

Daryl Jay Siebens was born in Akron on August 13, 1937, to John and Caryl (McCorkell) Siebens. Daryl graduated from Akron High School in 1955 and from South Dakota State University in 1959 with an Agricultural Engineering degree. Daryl was an officer in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Mississippi when he met and married Claire McWilliams of Franklin, Massachusetts, who was also an officer in the United States Air Force.

Daryl and Claire made their home in Akron where Daryl farmed the family farm. He also worked for John Deere and taught Farm Management at West Iowa Tech in Sioux City. Daryl served on many councils and boards including: Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, the Chicago Lutheran School of Theology, the Growmark Board, Plymouth County Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Farm Bureau where he also served as Vice President for several years. He also volunteered for the American Red Cross.

After retirement, Daryl and Claire spent 14 years residing six months every year in Homosassa, Florida where they met many dear friends with whom they enjoyed going to festivals with and getting together to play cards. Daryl enjoyed golf league, bridge club, and coffee with long time friends. Daryl was gifted at engaging others in conversation and challenging them to think analytically. He was always reminding others to ‘be kind’, as his mother had taught him.

Daryl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Claire (McWilliams) Siebens of Sioux City; his children: Daryl ‘Jay’ (Sue) Siebens Jr., of Midland, TX, and Allison (Troy Henry) Siebens of Sioux City; grandchildren: Elodie, Savannah, Hayden, Claire, Elizabeth (Travis), and Austin; one great granddaughter, PennyLane; his sister, Norma (Ron) Wendt of Akron; siblings-in-law: Marie (Bernard) Mullaney, Karen McWilliams, and Ann McWilliams all of Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Donna Whitaker of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Daryl is preceded in death by his parents, John and Caryl Siebens; son, Christopher James Siebens; brother, Phillip Whitaker; sister, Virginia (Buzz) Leekley; father and mother-in-law: Ambrose and Marguerite McWilliams; and brother-in-law, Charles McWilliams.

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