Donald E. Sievers, 81, of Columbia City, IN passed away unexpectedly at 8:27 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at his home. Born February 22, 1938 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Irvin and Helen (Corbin) Sievers.
He was a lifetime Whitley County resident, growing up on the family farm on Keiser Road. He graduated Columbia City Joint High School where he played football and track. On March 3, 1956, he married Patricia L. Cearbaugh. He was a skilled carpenter, had worked for International Harvester and drove for several contractors. He retired from the City of Columbia City with over 30 years of service.
He had attended Gospel Land Christian Center. Don loved his family, the Lord and all the animals He created. He found relaxation in fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his children, Debbie (Darl) Snodgrass, Victor Sievers and Lisa (Willie) Kincaid; daughter-in-law, Penni Sievers; sister, Carol (Gene) Patterson; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son, Mark Sievers.
A gathering of family and friends will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Chaplain Richard Sievers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Compton Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife. Memorial gifts may be given in his memory to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send his family condolences online.
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Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
We were so saddened to learn of Don's passing. May you be comforted to know that although he's missed, he is in a better place. With our deepest sympathy for the whole family,
Brian and Dianna Smith and the entire staff of Jerry's Tire Service
I worked with Don at Kwik Mart and what a wonderful person he was. We both had a shared hatred of processing lottery tickets. He had an amazing smile, infectious laugh and had a big heart. The thing I will remember the most is how much he loved Pat, his wife, and his family. When my daughter began dating some guy named Adam Kincaid, I didn'trealize for quite a while he was Don's grandson. I thought to myself she is in a good family if Adam loves her half as much as Don did Pat she found a good one to spend her life with. I am so sorry for your loss he will be missed, but hopefully there is some comfort knowing he is with Pat the love of his life.
Growing up as neighbors many memories
Don was hard working man
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
This breaks my heart. Let’s replay my morning yesterday 😔 7:19 am my phone rang like any other day our conversation went the same every morning
Me : “good morning don!”
Don: “ how are you?”
Me : “ awe don I am doing ok how are you?”
Don : “well I am talking to a beautiful young lady”
‘Me: “ o really”
Don : (chuckles) “do you have time to bring me up some food “
Me: “o you know we do what are you hungry for today”
My days will never be the same. I have worked here 10 years of those 7 years (at least) and he either came in or called me. I have cried. I walked in today for the first day and did my same routine. Find the phone and wait for don😔 my life is different now but I am a better person to know this man 😘 I am so happy to know you now have your wife in your arms again ❤️
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories
of Donald E. Sievers, CCHS Alumni Class of 1956.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers
to Don's family.
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