Edward A. Sieber
- February 20, 1915 - April 16, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“To all Ed's family and friends,
It was my great privledge and honor to have served with Ed on the St. Joseph Township Board....he always did and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Charles Williamson - NC
“Our deepest Sympathys, What great memories at the fairplain ball park .My Brother Fritz (fred) Preston , Played ball there . Great Memories last...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Preston,Snyder,And now Reay - MI
“Softball...the good old days. I remember him seating in his lawn chair rain or shine. He would tell me his stories of him being a catcher back in the...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Wilson - dowagiac , MI
“It was a pleasure to play for Mr. Sieber on the Colts in the early days of the Fairplain Little League at Fairplain West. My thoughts are with Jim...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Lawton - Portage, MI
“Ed was such a lovely man, and it was my pleasure to have known him during the years attending SJ Twp board meetings. It always made me smile to see...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Carson - Benton Harbor, MI
“I was just reminded of Ed the other day, his name is on note clipped to my folder. I see it almost everyday, and it reminds me of a wonderful man I...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Miles
I am sorry about your father's passing.
It was great to see you again.
Should you like to chat sometime my telephone number
is 269-637...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Letsch - South Haven , MI
“I remember your father and mother very well. They would visit Aunt Josephine (Umphery) at my grandparents(Wieser) house in Watervliet. He had a keen...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Lester - Land O Lakes, FL
May your memories long be with you of your Father (& Mother). I have such fond memories of great discussions and Ed and I going to...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Madge Porterfield - Stevensville, MI
“Dear Jon, Jan and Family Members:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find peace in the memories that...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Pam Hirsch
Edward A. Sieber, 97, of St. Joseph, passed away, Monday, April 16, 2012 at Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. Saturday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware, Benton Harbor with Fr. William J. Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may call from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Starks & Menchinger Family Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home or Coloma High School Softball. Those wishing to sign Ed's Guestbook online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Ed was born February 20, 1915 in Bainbridge Township to Joseph & Frances (Willmeng) Sieber. He graduated from Coloma High School in 1933. On October 12, 1940, he married the former Florence Hradecky in Watervliet. Ed served his country in the US Army during WWII as a medic. While in the Army, Ed pursued his passion for baseball by playing in the Army baseball leagues. He was the starting catcher for the team that played the first professional baseball game in London. Following his service to his country, Ed gained employment with Indiana & Michigan Electric Co., retiring in 1967 as an Industrial Salesman after 30 years. Following retirement, Ed worked in real estate for many years. Ed served as a trustee for St. Joseph Charter Township for 28 years, serving on the planning board for 15 years, on the Port Authority, and on the Lake Michigan Shoreline Water & Sewer Authority. He was proud of the fact that the new township fire station on Colfax Ave. was dedicated in his name. Ed coached baseball in the Fairplain Little League & Babe Ruth League for many years. He was a member of St. John-St. Bernard Parish, Berrien Hills Country Club, and a charter member of the Berrien County Sportsman's Club. In addition to baseball, Ed enjoyed golfing & hunting.
Ed is survived by two sons, James (Sandra) Sieber of Lake Forest, IL and John (Janet) Sieber of Coloma; six grandchildren, Bryan Sieber, Dr. David Sieber, Jonathon Sieber, Mark (Christi) Sieber, Jeff (Samantha) Sieber, & Tara Sieber; one great-grandson, Cooper Sieber; his sister Marjorie Kesterke of Berrien Springs; his niece Lynn (Dennis) Bowen of St. Joseph; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Mary Ellen Sieber, his wife Florence on May 17, 2009, two brothers-Raynold & Joseph Sieber, and a sister Delora Postello.