MUSCATINE, IOWA - Edwin H. (Ed) Siering, Jr., 91, passed away at Lutheran Homes Senior Campus, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Ed Siering, 91, of Muscatine will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at St. Mathias Catholic Church. Burial and military rites will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Muscatine following the service.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until 6:00pm on Friday, November 17, 2023 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. There will be a funeral vigil following visitation at 6:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to St. Mathias Church, Family of Mary, or your favorite charity. Online Condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Ed was born August 21, 1932, St. Louis, MO. To Edwin & Adeline Siering. At 9 months of age, the Siering family relocated to Helena, Arkansas where Ed spent his formative years. The family later moved back to St. Louis where he attended high school and college, which was interrupted by service in the Army. After basic training and clerk typist school, he was sent to Ft. Ben Harrison, where he was taught shorthand and the Code of Military Justice, and then to Orleans, France where he was assigned to the General staff. When discharged from the Army, Siering immediately resumed his academics and enrolled at St. Louis University, graduating with an accounting major.
In June 1955, he married Margaret (Peggy) Siering at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Louis. He went to work for Ralston Purina Company as a cost accountant, grain trader, and manager in the purchasing department. In the intervening years, work assignments moved the family to Kansas City, Omaha, Stockton, CA. and finally back to St. Louis.
In 1969, Ed left Purina and went to work for Kent Feeds, where he retired as Senior Vice President, Commodities and served on the Board of Directors. Ed was also Chairman of the Board, Evergreen Mills, a wholly owned company of Kent Feeds.
He served on the Board of Directors, Geneva Country Club. He was the Treasurer for Birthright of Muscatine. Ed delivered Meals on Wheels for 12 years and worked as a volunteer for the John Deere Classic. He served several terms on the Parish Council, and as a Eucharistic Minister. Ed was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He greatly enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, running, biking, riding Ragbrai five times. He ran in many road races around Iowa. He had a group of friends with whom he fished all over from Panama to the Arctic Circle. Ed greatly loved an annual excursion for walleye fishing in Canada with his sons and grandsons.
Ed loved his family above all else. He leaves behind son Tom (Jill), grandchildren Patrick (Molly), Dan (Taylor), Theo, Lila, Callie, & Hogan, great grandchildren Lottie, Thomas, Elaine, Winifred, and Cedar and daughter-in-law Tammy Terrill Siering, his sisters Jean Lorbert, Alyce Korte, and Margaret Wenger (Paul), and many nieces and nephews.
Those preceding him in passing were his wife Peggy of 65 years, sons Mike and Christopher, sisters Joan Mirth, Ruth Jacobs, brothers Wray and Andrew.
"Dear Siering and Jacobs? Family,
My deepest condolences are with you at this time. I was blessed to meet him once at a family gathering in the park. He was such a dapper classy gentleman. It saddens me to know that my dear Alessi will never be graced with such wisdom as he so betrayed to my late husband and I. Such a warm loving heart. May God bless him.
Baton Rouge, LA
(Alex Jacobs? mother in law)
"We?re going to miss Ed calling in for take out pizzas. A quirky thing about Ed was he would call us on Tuesday to order a take out pizza for Friday!! He was always planning ahead, that?s for sure. Rest in peace, sir. "
"Wow---what a great person ang gentleman---Mr. Ed Siering....so many good thoughts. He was always wonderful to visit with, loved his wife and children and loved the Lord. So glad I had a chance to meet this great man over the years. Always so nice to see out and about. Well done, my good and faithful servant. Blessings, Comfort and the Peace of Jesus Christ to the Siering Family. We love you.."
"I knew Ed mostly through his work with Birthright. He was a consummate professional.
He helped a lot of people."
"RIP buddy - hit ?em long and straight forever after.
Jay & Cathy"
"Ed was a strong soul and man of faith.
Our sympathy?Dyann and Dave Roby"