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Russell G. Siefken Sr.

January 21, 1921 August 14, 2015
Russell G. Siefken Sr.
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RUSSELL GARRETT SIEFKEN SR., 94, of 608 Park Street, Morrison, IL, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. Russell was born January 21, 1921, in Round Grove, IL, to Earl and Frances (Reap) Siefken. He was educated in the Morrison grade schools and was a 1938 graduate of Morrison High School. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. On February 14, 1942, he married Dorothy G. Hiddleson in Morrison. Russell worked at the Morrison Post Office for 32 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and boards. He was a Morrison Alderman of Ward #4 for 36 consecutive years, and was also a member of the Selective Service Draft Board in Whiteside County. Russell was a 70 year member of the Morrison American Legion Post #328. He enjoyed camping at Landuits Lake until the flood of 1993. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packer"s Fan. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Russell (Carol) Siefken Jr. of Sterling, IL and Steven (Deeny) Siefken of Morrison; three grandchildren, Tara Siefken, Mandy Freeman, Jeff (Melissa) Siefken; seven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin E. Siefken and his twin, Raymond Siefken.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Morrison United Methodist Church " Morrison, IL OFFICIATING: Rev. Ryan Sutton " Pastor of the Morrison United Methodist Church " Morrison, IL VISITATION: 9:30 AM, Monday, August 17, 2015, until the time of the service, at the Morrison United Methodist Church " Morrison, IL THE MORRISON CHAPEL OF THE BOSMA-RENKES FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTSINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL with Military Funeral Honors

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