Freeman Siebert

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Freeman E. Siebert, 76, of Jackson passed away Monday, May 8, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 4, 1930, at his home in Tilsit, son of the late Leo and Frieda Fluegge Siebert. He and Ellouise Gerecke were married June 20, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville.

Freeman was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit, where he was baptized April 6, 1930, and confirmed April 2, 1944. He has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson for the past 50 years. He attended the parochial school at Tilsit.

Freeman was partners with his brothers Harlan and Earl in the Straightway Farm Service business in Jackson. He had also started Siebert Trucking Service in Daisy. From 1962 to 1983 he drove for Schwerman Trucking, from 1983 to 1987 he was self- employed hauling water. In 1987 he went to work for Crites Farms in Jackson where he was employed until his recent failing health.

Freeman was a member of Teamsters Local 574.

Loving survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Ellouise; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Kathy Siebert of Jackson; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharon Hess Foster of Jackson, Diana and James Hobeck of Oak Ridge, Bonnie and Mike Pierce of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Harlan (Dorothy) Siebert of Jackson, Vernon (Pat) Siebert of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Irene (Earl) Siemers of Cape Girardeau, Vera Jean (Robert) Voges of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Gladys Siebert of Jackson; six grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Hess, Pam (Charles) Groshong, Cathy (Brian) Strickland, Cindy (Terry) Wachter, Amber Pierce, and Danielle (Brandon) Swanner; 10 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Maggie and Grace Groshong, Alex Moore, Christopher Brooks, Abby Strickland, Riley and Sayler Wachter, and Christian and Isaiah Swanner.

Freeman was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Siebert, in 1986.

Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to Southeast Hospice.