Dick R. Siefert

November 30, 1949June 11, 2013

Duane “Dick” R. Siefert Age 63 died suddenly, June 11, 2013 in Clarence Township. He was a Supervisor of Public Utilities in Albion and had worked for the City for 47 years, starting there after he graduated from Springport High School in 1967. Dick had also worked for Clarence Township at the Duck Lake Lagoon System for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Mae (Waito) Siefert. Surviving are his wife, Patricia “Pat” and two sons, David and Jeremy; 3 brothers, Ken (Nita) and Larry (Sheila) of Springport and Don of Albion, he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dick volunteered for the Army draft in July of 1968, went through basic training at Ft. Knox, KY and was then stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. before going overseas in April 1969. He received the Bronze Star Medal for heroism near Cu Chi, Vietnam and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Siefert was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement. He actively participated in more than 25 aerial missions over hostile territory. The Army Commendation Medal was also awarded to him for heroism while serving as a sniper with Company A. Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many hours outdoors. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Springport V.F.W., 230 Mechanic St., Springport, MI 49284. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the Springport High School FFA or to the Springport VFW in memory of Duane “Dick” Siefert. The family is being served by the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion, MI 49224


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dick R. Siefert

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Henry Orman

June 29, 2013


I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Ron & Karen Canull

June 27, 2013

So sorry to hear about Dick. We will be thinking of you all during this difficult time, may your memories bring you comfort.

June 25, 2013

To the entire Siefert family we are so sorry for your loss. Randy and Twyla Newsome.

Richard, Linda Anthony

June 25, 2013

Hi Patty & family. Angie & Terry told me about Dick, so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your hearts with His love & peace.

Steve Rathburn

June 25, 2013

So sad to hear of Dick's passing. We were classmates and friends for a long time.


June 24, 2013

Ken & Nita so sorry about your brother praying for you for your loss we love you, Jean & Jack Rosier, Belington, WV

Paul Fugate

June 20, 2013

My condolences to the Siefert family at this time of loss.

Joy Seeley

June 20, 2013

To the family of Dick,

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope all the good memories, laughter and love help you through this time.

Joy Seeley

larry perry

June 20, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss Dick was a great man and will be deeply missed he touched so many lives my thoughts and prayers are with you


June 18, 2013

so sorry about Dick--class of 1967--what a fun and happy classmate. many memories to think about,