VAUGHNSVILLE — Laverne C. "Pud" Siefker, 94, died at 9:20 a.m. March 28, 2014, surrounded by his family at the Meadows of Kalida.
He was born April 24, 1919, in Kalida to John Bernard and Anna Marie Saum Siefker, who preceded him in death. On May 21, 1947, he married LaDonna Rose Youngpeter, who survives in Vaughnsville.
Mr. Siefker was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Grove. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors also include nine children, John (Marilyn) Siefker, of Columbus Grove, Diane (Ken) Cooper, of Edgewood, Ky., Dennis (Deb) Siefker, of Columbus Grove, Ron (Angie) Siefker, of Lima, Gene (Ruth) Siefker, of Columbus Grove, Bill (Janet) Siefker, of Celina, Karen (Bill) Niese, of Leipsic, Joyce (John) Sharrits, of Columbus Grove, and Linda (Tim) Schroeder, of Glandorf; and 33 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren and expecting six more.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Laura Ann Siefker; two great-grandchildren, Griffin and Stella Warniment; an infant brother, Albysius Siefker; four brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond (Mary) Siefker, Wilbert (Miriam) Siefker, Richard (Mildred) Siefker and Harry (Rose Marie) Siefker; and two sisters and brothers-in-law: Cyrilda (Leo) Grote and Rosena (Steve) Verhoff.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The Rev. Tome Extejt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, 211 Veterans Drive, Columbus Grove, where there will be a Scripture service at 7 p.m. Monday.
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