Hilda E. Sievers

Hilda E. Sievers, 87, of Tripoli, died Friday, November 30, 2012, at the Tripoli Nursing Home.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Siegel of rural Waverly with Rev. Eugene Walther officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour before services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Hilda Emilie, daughter of Christopher and Dorothea Moeller Meier, was born December 16, 1924, in rural Bremer County, Iowa. She was baptized January 11, 1925, and confirmed in 1938, at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Siegel which is now St. John’s United Church of Christ, Siegel. She received her education in the rural Bremer County schools. On May 5, 1944, she was united in marriage to Herbert H. Sievers at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple farmed for many years northwest of Tripoli prior to moving in to town in 1972. In addition to her homemaking duties, Hilda also worked at the Tripoli Nursing Home for a time. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Siegel and was active with the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, crocheting, baking, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Hilda is survived by four children, Ronald Sievers of Sumner, Jana (Richard) Bauer of Keokuk, Harry (Linda) Sievers of Tripoli, and Mary (Michael) Harms of Frederika; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and her extended family, Everette and Sharon Funk and family of Tripoli.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert on May 20, 1991; her parents; and three brothers, John, Clarence, and Ernest Meier.


Denise Perrott on December 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM said:

Went to visit your grave today. As I prayed for you and wished you a Happy Birthday; I knew you were having a good time. It was a cloudy day, and as soon as I was about to leave the sun found a spot to shine through. I knew it was you, letting us know you are okay and happy. The hole in the clouds seemed like the shape of a big heart. Big enough to warm me with all the love you have always shown, and the love that will continue with every memory I have with you. That hole in the clouds seemed to follow me all the way down the road as I was leaving! I know you will always be watching over. Happy Birthday Grandma and God Bless you and all those who cared for you this holiday season.
T. Kelly on December 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM said:

I'm so sorry for your loss. We know that soon all death will come to an end. (Revelation 21:4) Jehovah God knows the pain you are going through and soon he will do something about it. Not only will he end death but also wipe out every tear from our eyes and remove the pain.
Dan and Kathy Boeckmann on December 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM said:

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Hilda Siever's family. I was out of town and just got back late yesterday, Monday. Heard about your mom's passing. I know how hard this can be, doesn't matter how young or old your parents are when they pass away, it still is an end of a generation. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry & Debbie Wright (Margaret Wright Family) on December 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM said:

Extending our sympathy to your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Deb Pearce on December 3, 2012 at 8:59 PM said:


Hanging on our Christmas tree are the ornaments you crocheted. Sitting on our couch is the flannel blanket you and I tied together one afternoon. Hanging on the wall is the cross stitch piece you and I worked on together after Grandpa passed. Most of all I cherish the countless memories created over the years.

Your house was like my second home. I spent a lot of time there as a kid and even later after Todd and I were married. Todd and I often talk about the times we came back to Tripoli for visits and you and Grandpa would always let us stay there. Remember how Grandpa and Todd would sit in the living room and talk for hours. Todd also loved it when he was in Tripoli on business and had an opportunity to stop by and talk with you. The cookies were an added bonus! I am thankful our girls (Samantha, Amber, & Melissa) got an opportunity to know their great-grandma.

Although I am sad you have left, I am at peace knowing you are in a better place and where you want to be. Say hello to Grandpa.

Thank you for the memories!

Love always,
Your Granddaughter
Larry & Cheryl meier on December 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM said:

Mike, Mary and Families. So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. She is in a better place.
Jan & Gary Matthias on December 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM said:

Mary, our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family at the passing of your mother. Am sorry that I didn't read it in time to get to the funeral home or the funeral. I remember meeting your mom and she was so sweet. Pray she went peacefully! Will keep you in my thoughts.

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