Fredric Sieron, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Crestview, Fla. Fred was born on Jan. 25, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., to Helen and Theodore August Sieron. Fred spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving his country in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He bravely disabled bombs and munitions and served on top secret missions in many foreign countries. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Founding Member and former Vice-President of EOD Masterblasters, American Legion Member and Disabled American Veterans Member. Fred attended Notre Dame University and graduated from Troy University.
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Fred is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Helen Jean Spretnak and Patricia Richards. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 years, Miriam Sellers Sieron; his son, Mark August Sieron (Robyn); grandchildren, Grant August Sieron and Kendall Joy Sieron; brothers, Barry Sieron (Barbara) and Mark Alan Sieron (Joan); and a host of relatives and countless friends. Fred was courageous and tender hearted. He loved telling stories and would travel anywhere to support and cheer on his grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla. Services will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 550 Adams Drive, Crestview, Fla., at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, with a reception to follow. Burial will be at a later date at Barrancas National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to Knights of Columbus.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on Jan. 17, 2014