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Mary Ann Eggers Siebels
October 22, 1931 – November 19, 2017
Mary Ann Siebels, 86, died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following and extended illness.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. November 22, 2017, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello, with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Friends called from 4 – 7 p.m. November 21, 2017, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Rev. Wade Reddy officiated at the services.
Surviving are two daughters, Joan Siebels (Jon Turnquist) Ossining, New York and Sue (Mike) Holmes, Monticello, eight grandchildren; Kelsi (Drew Giese) Holmes, Mattea, Zachary, Elizabeth and Robby Holmes, J. T., Stone, and Malin-Skye Turnquist; a sister, Gloria Jepsen, Clinton; and a brother, Russell (Janet) Eggers, Savana, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, in 2000; and a very special friend, Merle Jansen, in 2013; her sisters – Dolores Jaeckle in 1945 and Ruby Mattke in 2012; and a brother, Garnet Eggers in 2017.
Mary Ann Eggers was born October 22, 1931, in Clinton County, Iowa, the fifth of six children born to Edward A. and Henrietta (Huebner) Eggers. She attended the Elk River #7 school and graduated from the Miles High School in 1950. She graduated from Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and continued her education at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, with a master’s degree in Education in 1966. She taught in Elwood and Anamosa for a total of thirty-three years. Mary Ann Eggers and John F. Siebels were married on July 17, 1960, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello. The couple made their home in Amber.
Mary was a member of Wayne Zion Lutheran Church and was active in the Bible Study program. She also belonged to the Monticello Garden Club. For many years, she gave programs on wildflowers and their importance in the ecosystem. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, painting, dancing, playing 500 and the outdoors.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 30 November 2017

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