Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:36:00 CST
Updated: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:37:39 CST
Valdean Leon Siebke, 78, of Grand Island died November 11, 2013 at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 am Friday, November 15, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island with Pastor Gillham officiating. Burial with military honors will be in at the Stanley Cemetery near Amherst. Visitation will be Thursday with the family present from 5-8. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or School or The National Parkinson Foundation.
Valdean was born November 18, 1934 at Hastings, NE to Leon and Lucinda (Sahling) Siebke. He was reared in Amherst; where he attended school, and graduated in the Class of 1952. He was also confirmed in 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst.
He was united in marriage to Berdeen Sackschewsky on February 8, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thayer, NE. Afterwhich the couple lived in Cozad, NE until 1969. Valdean was employed by KN-Energy. The family moved to Grand Island in 1969, when he became manager of the KN-Energy compressor station. He retired from KN-Energy in 1995 completing 39 years of service.
Valdean entered the US Army Reserves in 1957 and was honorably discharged on November of 1962.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island, Platte Deutche, the United Veteran’s Club of Grand Island, and the Volunteer Fire Department of Cozad. Valdean (Zip) enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, Nebraska football, and attending farm and antique auctions. He liked visiting with family and friends and had a great sense of humor. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Valdean is survived by 2 daughters: Miriam (Brian) Timmons of St. Paul, NE, Marsha (Dave) Kuhlman of Lincoln; 2 sons: Mark (Carrie) Siebke of Aurora, NE, Mike Siebke of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren: Kaitlin (Michael) Gogan, Nathan Timmons, Joslyn Timmons, Jordyn Timmons, Amanda (Aaron) Myers, Brittney Kuhlman, Heather Davis, Marshall Siebke, Dalton Siebke, Neligh Siebke, Walker Shaw, Landon Siebke, Payton Siebke; great grandchildren: Breckan Gogan, Emma Myers, and Destiny Haynes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son John, and infant sister.