Myers Funeral Home


John R. Siela

9 November, 19343 September, 2021
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John R. Siela, 86 of Markle and a lifelong resident of Wells County, passed away early Friday morning September 3, 2021, at his home. John was a graduate of East Rockcreek High School, he farmed for his father, then served in the U.S. Army for two years. He received an associate degree in Business Administration and was employed by Magnavox and GE as a line foreman. He had a passion for cars and owned John Siela Ford Dealership in Montpelier. He received his Health Facility Administrator’s License and was employed at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center. John assisted in the startup of Markle Health Care where he retired as administrator after 6 years. He and his wife established a successful antique mall in Markle where he enjoyed helping others find treasures. John also held Insurance and Real Estate Licenses and enjoyed I.U. and Notre Dame sports. He cherished being with his family whom he loved so deeply. John treasured his Markle community of friends and thoroughly enjoyed his J.O.Y. Class at Markle Church of Christ where he was a lifetime member. He was an avid reader, his favorite book being the Holy Bible, and even authored his own book. John was generous, caring, and had a deep faith in Jesus Christ.

John was born on November 9, 1934, a son of the late Leo and Emma (Nelson) Siela. John married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Jean Cheesman, on April 24, 1955, in Keystone, IN. She survives.

In addition to his wife Jean of 66 years, additional survivors include: his two sons, Ronald (Janet) Siela of Warsaw, IN and Rudi (Pamela) Siela of Huntertown; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a sister: Beverly (Claron) Boots of Bluffton and a daughter-in-law: Susan Siela Faus. John was preceded in death by two sons: Richard and Randy Siela; grandson Landon Siela, great-grandson Alexander Siela and 7 brothers and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle, IN. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. following the visitation at the Markle Church of Christ with Blake Caley officiating.

Interment will take place at a later date at the Markle Cemetery with Rick Smalling officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made out to either the Visiting Nurse and Hospice or the Riley NICU Bereavement Program, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.


  • Jean (Cheesman) Siela, Wife
  • Ronald and Janet Siela, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Rudi and Pamela Siela, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Beverly and Claron Boots, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Susan Siela Faus, Daughter-in-law
  • Leo and Emma (Nelson) Siela, Parents (deceased)
  • Rick Siela, Son (deceased)
  • Randy Siela, Son (deceased)
  • Wendell Siela, Brother (deceased)
  • Laverne Siela, Brother (deceased)
  • Leo Siela, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Delmar Siela, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Siela, Brother (deceased)
  • Gerald Siela, Brother (deceased)
  • Dwight Siela, Brother (deceased)
  • Audry Siela, Sister (deceased)
  • Barbara Siela, Sister (deceased)
  • Caroline Siela, Sister (deceased)
  • Leona Lund, Sister (deceased)
  • Landon Siela, Grandson (deceased)
  • Alexander Siela, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren

  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice or Riley NICU Bereavement Program



  • Visitation

    Thursday, 9 September , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 9 September , 2021


  • Burial


John R. Siela

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Diana Sell

18 September 2021

Wanted to extend my sympathy to Jean and family. I worked at Meadowvale in the office with John for over a year. Enjoyed working and talking with him, and Jean as well. Also visited the nice antique store at Markle. I'm sure he will be missed a lot. God bless you all!

John and Carol Harness

9 September 2021

Dear Jean and family,

We offer our sincere condolence in the passing of John.
We think of you and your family from time to time and how nice it has been to know your siblings and you.
Love, hugs and prayers,
John and Carol

Connie Kindler

9 September 2021

Hugs, thoughts and condolences to the Siela family.

Jack and Connie "Houser" Kindler

Carolyn Ormsby

9 September 2021

Jean and Family. Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.
My thoughts and prayers are with all.

Joni Tape

7 September 2021

Jean and Family
Sorry I cant be there for you right now Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you lots! Joe and Joni

Diane Caudill (Whitenack)

5 September 2021

My sincere condolences on John's passing. I have so many fond memories of John and his smiling face and good humor. I always enjoyed his company when talking and most often, laughing, with him; he was such a good man. I would have liked to be present at the visitation, but we will be out of town this next week and unable to attend.
God bless you all and may you be comforted by your many fond memories.


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