Merrill C. Sievert
23 February, 1932 – 11 September, 2020
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Merrill C. “Cy” Sievert on September 11, 2020 at the age of 88. Cy was born on February 23rd, 1932 in Marinette, Wisconsin. An avid Green Bay Packer fan, he also enjoyed many activities throughout his life including bowling, pool, bow and gun deer hunting, horse shoes and gambling. He was a great teacher and passed down his knowledge to his children. He was a loving husband to his wife, Patricia Ann (Tamse) of nearly 65 years and a loving father to his sons Craig and Scott and daughter Sherri. Cy was a very generous man with his time. He was always willing to help out family, friends and strangers. A machinist by trade, Cy retired from Amron Corporation in 1994. After Pat retired in 1996, they moved from Dousman, Wisconsin to Spring Hill, Florida. Cy was preceded in death by his parents, Gustave and Alta as well as siblings, Myron (Yolanda), Curtis (Gloria), Francis (Nancy), Charles, Marie (Gerald) Klug, Shirley, Glen (Carol), Kaye and brother-in-laws, Peter Martell & Donald Tamse. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ann (Tamse), sons Craig Michael Sievert (Mary Flynn) & Scott Alan Sievert (Marina) and daughter, Sherri Ann Yanke (Ken), brothers, Burt (Dorothy), Herman “Al” (Shirley), Wayne (Sue) and Richard (Sue), sisters, Ethel Quitschaw (Walter) and Faye Martell, sister-in-laws, Joanne Tamse, Carol and Nancy, brother in-law Bill Tamse, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be missed by all. Please raise a glass and make a toast in his honor. Memorial service will be 1PM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Turner Funeral Home in Spring Hill. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (800) 805-5856.
Saturday, 24 October , 2020
Merrill C. Sievert
October 24, 2020
Dad was a great man. Outstanding character. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. He was someone I respected & looked up to every day & will continue to do so. You could always trust him to keep his word and he instilled that in his children. I marvel that he and Mom were/are such good and loving parents.... Always there to provide comfort & support no matter what the situation. They let us fail occasionally but never catastrophically. They knew those life lessons must be learned in order to overcome and grow. I miss him and his hearty hugs every day. Love you always Papa. Rest now.
October 19, 2020
Today I will get to say goodbye to my brother Cy, as we all will, to celebrate his life, one that he lived to the fullest. Whether it was bowling, throwing horse shoes or hunting in the fall he enjoyed it all. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Cy was loved by all and I’m proud to say that Cy was my brother. But Cy loved his family most of all, his beautiful wife Pat who he was married to for almost 65 years, His two sons Craig & Scott and his favorite daughter Sherri, who he thought the world of. He always talked so highly of them. His eleven brothers and sisters whom he loved and tried hard to keep in his life, try thinking of being in a family of twelve siblings. I will never forget that he and Pat shortly after they were married took me into their home for about six months because of family trouble at home when I was 12 years old. Did I have disagreements with Cy, of course we wouldn’t have been as close as we were without having disagreements. It just made me respect him all the more. At the age of 65 when he and Pat moved to Spring Hill having never had anything to do with computers he was determined that he would learn to use one and he stuck with it and did very well eventually. He was really a self made man that never stopped learning and I admired his tenacity in any endeavor he attempted. Is Cy gone, yes we will never be able to have an interaction with him again, but we all have our individual memories that will be with us for the rest of our time.
Rest Well My Brother,
Love Your Brother Wayne
September 17, 2020
Dad was a loving father. I'm sure many people can say the same thing about their father. That is wonderful, but he was more than just that to me. He spent time with me. We hunted together, we bowled together, we shot pool together. He taught me how to ride a bike and drive a car, to use tools and fix things. I could always count on him. He was a wonderful example of what it is to be a father and a man. To take responsibility for yourself, to work hard, to be good provider, to take care and protect the ones you love. I loved him and will miss him everyday.
September 17, 2020
Dad was my hero. He was the strongest man I knew....never wanting his kids to see his pain through many, many years. I will miss his smile and his laugh and the way he celebrated when he got a ringer or a strike or made a great bank shot :). Love you Dad...Rest in peace. Your favorite daughter.
Joe & Ellen Pellegrini
September 14, 2020
God needed to form a bowling league in Heaven - so He chose
Si. Rest on peace dear Si. . .