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Re: Siefkens - Colorado
Posted by: Jen (ID *****7453) Date: March 25, 2010 at 18:58:37
In Reply to: Siefkens buried in Larimer County Colorado by John Campbell of 227

Hazel Mae Owens passed away December 7, 2009 in Fort Collins. She was born December 1, 1917 in Humboldt, Kansas to Andrew and Orpha Ables.

She married Charles Norman Morris at Chanute, Kansas. They had two children. Hazel later married James L. Owens. She was a housewife and a barber.

She is survived by daughter, Bonnie Hauser; sister, Jane Yergert and brother in law, Clarence of LaJunta, Colorado; brother, Bill Siefken and wife, Rita of Richland, Washington; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by a son, Norman Wayne Morris; first husband, Charles N. Morris, and second husband, James L. Owens; granddaughter, Donna L. Morris; sister, Ruth Larson; and two brothers, Earl Siefken and Gerhard Siefken, Jr.

Cremation has been completed and final resting place is Grandview Cemetery. A Family Service will be held in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Gary Ladd was born on

March 8, 1939, in Sterling, and passed away after a long battle with cancer on July 12, 2008 in Farmerville, La.

Gary was a 1958 High School graduate at La Porte, in 1960 he graduated Colorado Jr. College at Trinidad. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and La. Thoroughbred Breeder Association. He was a horse Trainer, Ferrier, and Breeder for 40 years.

Mr. Ladd is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Daisy Ladd of Fort Collins; sister, Donna Ladd Siefken of Littleton.

He is survived by his wife, LaDan McGaha Ladd of Farmerville, La; sons, Verle Ray Ladd and wife, Leslie of Lafayette, La; Gary Allen Ladd of Lovettsville, Va; daughter, Shannon Ladd of Farmerville, La; brother, Jim Ladd of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Robert Smith of Farmerville, La., Forrest, Austin and Victoria Ladd of Lafayette, La.,Lauren Ladd of Lovettsville, Va.

Wake was held on Monday, July 14, at the family's home on 543 Denton Road in Farmerville, La. A memorial service will be held in Colorado in Nov.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Daisy Ladd

Daisy M. Ladd, 89, of Fort Collins, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003. Daisy was the youngest of 11 children born to Oscar C. and Nancy "Brooks" Higgason on Dec. 6, 1914, in Clayton, Kan. She married Lloyd Ladd on Dec. 31, 1933, in Merino.

In 1946, she and her husband moved to LaPorte and bought an auto court, now a motel. They operated it for 18 months and did very well. On their 15th wedding anniversary in 1947, they decided they wanted to own a restaurant, so they sold the auto court, bought some land north of Fort Collins and built and operated Ladd's Covered Wagon, which was famous for its atmosphere and banquet facilities.

Daisy retired from Colorado State University. She was a member of the Lady Elks Club. Daisy loved people and was well-known for her red hair and having a talent for witty conversation.

Daisy is survived by two sons, Gary (LaDan), of Farmerville, La., and Jim (Beulah), of Fort Collins; a son-in-law, Pat Siefken, of Denver, and daughter-in-law, Margaret, of Denver; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lloyd; seven brothers; three sisters; one son, Verle Ray; and a daughter, Donna Siefken.

A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Peak Community Church, 500 Mathews St., Fort Collins. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery, 18611 Highway 6 in Sterling. Bohlender Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Helen Merrill

Helen Georg Anna Merrill, 78, of Hesperia, Calif., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Apple Valley, Calif., of a stroke.

She was born April 29, 1924, in Troy, N.Y.

She and her sister moved to California during World War II to work in airplane factories as "Rosie the Riveters." She met Eugene Merrill, a World War II fly boy, in California.

She married Eugene Merrill on Feb. 13, 1948, in Yuma, Ariz.

She was a housewife, mom and grandmother.

Georgie lived in Fort Collins with her husband from 1995 to 1997.

Survivors include five children, Nancy Ravida of Inglewood, Calif., Patricia and Jim Siefken of Fort Collins, Mark Merrill of Ventura, Calif., Toni and Bob Gildea of Fort Collins, and Tommy and Robbie Merrill of Azusa, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Eugene Merrill, and a sister, Annabelle Niles, preceded her in death.

Margaret Ineck

LINCOLN -- Margaret Mary Ineck, 83, of Lincoln died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lincoln. A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials are suggested to the family or the American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Ineck was born Sept. 11, 1915, at Inland to Charles and Mary (Samson) Lienert.

She was employed as a stenographer for the State of Nebraska; with Miller and Paine department stores of Lincoln; and in food service at Lincoln Public Schools.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph M. Ineck of Lincoln; a daughter, Janet Doulas of Lincoln; a son, Thomas J. Ineck of Lincoln; a brother, Eugene Lienert of Kearney; and two sisters, Louise (Mrs. Myron) Siefken of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Bernice (Mrs. Harry) Joy of Portland, Ore.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Joseph and Edward; and a sister, Marie Vetter.

Pictures with Myron Siefken

Eugene Lienert

Eugene Paul Lienert, 89, of Grand Island died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at St. John's Center in Kearney.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harvard. The Rev. Victor Derwinski will officiate. Burial will be in the Harvard Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lienert was born on Aug. 7, 1911, in rural Clay County to Charles and Mary (Samson) Lienert. He grew up and attended rural schools in the area, graduating from Harvard High School in 1929. As a young man, he worked on the family farm near Harvard.

Mr. Lienert learned to fly in 1934 in Burbank, Calif. After receiving his license in 1939, he was chief pilot and flight instructor for Beebe Air Service in Hastings. He served as a civilian flight instructor for U.S. Army flight cadets in Coleman, Texas, in 1942.

Mr. Lienert married Vera E. Hughes on May 4, 1942, in Hastings. He continued his work in War Training Services for the Civil Aeronautics Administration as district flight supervisor in Denver and as senior flight training supervisor for U.S. naval cadets in Topeka, Kan.

After World War II, Mr. Lienert worked for the federal government as aviation safety agent and airman standards inspector in various Midwest cities until returning to farming in Hamilton County in 1951. He retired from farming in 1980.

Survivors include his wife; seven daughters, Elaine Messing of Lawrenceville, Ga., Maxine Parker and Vivian Wilson of Grand Island, Donna Christians of Loveland, Colo., Rita Remmers of Lincoln, Anita Loveless of Amherst and Jeanette Hicks of Morrison, Colo.; two sons, John of Kansas City, Mo., and Alan of Grand Island; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Louise Siefken of Fort Collins, Colo., and Bernice Joy of Portland, Ore.

I'm sorry it's not the ones you asked for, but it's all I had access to. Have you tried RAOGK for Larimer County? I know they used to have obit lookup volunteers.

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