Mary Ann Siebels Oct. 22, 1931 – Nov. 19, 2017


Mary Ann Siebels

Mary Ann Siebels, age 86, died Sunday Nov.19, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 until 7 Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Rev. Wade Reddy will officiate at the services. Memorials may be made to the Monticello Public Library or Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. 

Surviving are two daughters, Joan Siebels (Jon Turnquist) Ossining, New York, Sue (Mike) Holmes, Monticello, 8 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 Ill.  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, 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 UNI) and continued her education at the University of Iowa with her Master’s Degree in Education in 1966.   She taught in Elwood and Anamosa for a total of 33 years.   Mary Ann Eggers and John F. Siebels were married on July 17, 1960 at the 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.   She also belonged to the Monticello Garden Club.  For many years she gave programs on wildflowers and their importance in the eco system.    She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, painting, dancing, playing 500 and the outdoors.   

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