MILLER CITY -- John R. Siefker, 80, of Miller City, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at The University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., surrounded by his family.
He was born October 23, 1932, in Glandorf, to Lawrence and Dora Inkrott Siefker, who preceded him in death. On June 26, 1956, he married Dolores Leis, who survives in Miller City.
Also surviving are his children, Karen (Tim) Meyer of Dayton, Linda (Chuck) Dries of Woodbine, Ga., Alan (Vicki) Siefker of Savannah, Ga., Jeff (Pam) Siefker of Miller City, Gene (Deb) Siefker of Miller City, Connie Wenzinger of Findlay and Randy (Beth) Siefker of Leipsic; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin (Doris) Siefker of Mesa, Ariz., Leon "Pete" (Pat) Siefker of Columbus Grove, Donald (Alice) Siefker of Glandorf, and Ken (Irena) Siefker of Ottawa; and three sisters, Alice Gable of Hamler, Rose (Fred) Fortman of Van Wert, and Dorothy Wichman of Seattle, Wash.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Arline Snyder; and two brothers, Amos and Norbert "Nub" Siefker.
John co-owned and operated Siefker's General Store and meat processing business along with his wife, Dolores. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Miller City and a graduate of Glandorf High School. He was also a member of Miller City Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years, Miller City Sportsmen Club, Ohio Knights of Columbus Council 1757 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234 of Ottawa. John enjoyed being with his family and attending their activities.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City, with Father Stephen Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where there will be a scripture service at 2 p.m., a Miller City fireman service at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.