OBITUARY

Michael Charles Sieg

August 3, 1955July 4, 2019
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A memorial service for Michael Charles Sieg, age 63, will be held at 3:30pm, Friday, July 12th, 2019 at Colorado State University, Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom D.

Mike died Thursday, July 4th, 2019 from injuries sustained in a tragic motorcycle accident which occurred on July 2nd.

The youngest of four boys born to Richard and Katie Sieg, Mike was born in San Diego, California. His father was in the Navy and the family lived in many different places including Hawaii, California, and Oregon. He graduated from Central High School in Independence, Oregon in 1973. He attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and graduated with a degree in Forestry in 1977. He went on to attend graduate school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and received a masters degree in Forest Economics in 1979.

Mike spent his 34 year career working in the federal service for both the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service, working in many different capacities. Perhaps his greatest achievements were accomplished during the years he spent working as the District Ranger on the Wasatch Cache National Forest from 1989-1998. After retiring from the Forest Service in 2011, Mike went on to work for TransAmerica as a financial advisor.

Mike was an avid cyclist and participated in Ride The Rockies for the past 12 years. He was also an experienced outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and big game hunting. He spent many autumns chasing elk in Northwest Colorado during archery season. He loved God, his country, and his 2nd amendment rights. More than anything, Mike loved being surrounded by his family. His 4 grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was very actively involved in their lives. They lovingly referred to him as Baba.

Mike is survived by his daughter Jennifer Sieg (Ken Stears) and children Kaylee and Kash; son Jason Sieg (Emily) and their two children Ava Jo and Asher; former wife Pam Kendrick (Eddie); and his girlfriend Danna Young. He is also survived by his 3 older brothers Ron, Rick, and Tom and a half sister Kathy.

Mike often told his grandchildren that he was “Ironman” and to many who knew him, he truly was. He often seemed bigger than life and was so generous and always willing to lend a hand to those in need. His kind heart, positive attitude, and love of life and adventure will live on in the many lives that he touched.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jenny Milette
  • Jason Sieg
  • The Wheel Dogs
  • Roy Mita, Honorary Bearer
  • Tom Brown, Honorary Bearer
  • Rita Brown, Honorary Bearer
  • Becky Hearty, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019

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Patricia Casey

July 10, 2019

I taught Michael in 4th grade at Our Lady of the Valley school in Canoga Park, CA. He knew me as Sister Suzanne. My heart goes out to his children and grandchildren during this very hard time. I remember a little boy joining a class that had been together a while and he was the new kid. It was my first year teaching and I felt like the new kid too. I remember Mike's eyes which seemed to look straight through you. I was happy to see that he had such a full life and loved so many so well.

Nancy Boerem

July 10, 2019

Mike and I went to high school together but didn't know each other well. We kept in touch through reunions and then FB. Over the last couple years, I had visited him when in the Denver area. We had a chance to talk and get to know each other better. He took my grandson and I to lunch, showed us around Ft. Collins, Wellington and the surrounding area, showed off his new house, and we got a chance to talk about life, loves, dreams and regrets. I will cherish the time we had and the friend I got to know. He quickly showed me how lucky the people were that shared his life ... and how much he loved them. He worked hard to make this world a better place. Hang on to those good memories.

Marjorie Iverson

July 9, 2019

Mike Sieg hired me as a Resource Clerk on the Salt Lake Ranger District. He always treated me well as did the others on that District. One of my favorite memories was on a snowy day. As I was nearing the last intersection heading toward the District, the car in front of me stopped and couldn't get traction. I sat there for around 20 minutes and a Forest Service truck came toward me, stopped and Mike got out of that truck and slid into the driver's seat of my car. We took off and my car didn't stop until they parked it at the office. He was always kind and concerned about those who worked for him. He had a great sense of humor, but what I really liked was how much he cared for his son, daughter and his grandkids. He was so proud of all of them. I pray that the Lord will comfort his family and others who love him and that they might find peace in the wonderful memories they have of him.

Craig and Cathy McLean

July 9, 2019

Mike came to Monmouth, Oregon this Spring to celebrate a fellow classmate being honored. He came early and made a point to visit as many people as he could. Several of us had an opportunity of time. We are proud to have known Mike. He was thoughtful, loved life and happy to help out. He will be truly missed by the class of '73. We always enjoyed our time with him.

Mark Piper

July 9, 2019

My wife Cheryl and I became friends of the Siegs while living in Salt Lake City. Our deepest condolences go out to the Sieg family. God Bless, Mark and Cheryl Piper

Jenifer Yarbrough

July 9, 2019

My Mom and I had gone a road trip up to Oregon to visit my Uncle Richard and some family. Was a great time. On the way home we went to Susanville, Calif. to visit My cousin Mike and Pam for a few days. We all had a great time then. And saw Mike at a few Vegas get togethers. We hadn't talked or seen each other for awhile, but Mike you will be missed so very much. Much love to Pam and his kids and grandchildren.

Lori (Sieg) Lies

July 8, 2019

Mikes my older cousin, I always looked forward to anytime I knew Mike was going to be in attendance, both when I was younger and especially as an adult. I knew he’d be not only be the entertainment, but I learned something new and exciting with every conversation. Since we don’t live in the same state we’d keep in touch on Facebook, texting and Messenger. I’ll miss his advice, knowledge, amazing viewpoints, and first and foremost his sense of humor. Love you buddy...Lori ♥️

M Bayne

July 8, 2019

My condolences go out to Mike's family and friends. May your memories of Mike help you find comfort and peace.

Duane Fisher

July 8, 2019

Mike was an awesome guy. I meet Mike when I was working in Alaska and became friend. He knew I like to play softball so when I would come to Fort Collins for a meeting, he would ask if I wanted to play softball. He also knew I was a loved to hunting so when I moved to Fort Collins in 2005, he invite to come to Siegville to hunt elk with the gang. We had many many great times at hunting camp. We had many cold and hot days at camp but all were the best of time. Mike loved being on the mountain and spend a lot more days there than I did. Lots of great friendship were made at Siegville. Mike was always there to lend a hand no matter what didn't to get done. Mike live in our basement for a year or more and would mow the lawn for us. He would even come over after he go his own place in Wellington and mow our lawn. We have done many things together over time. Mike was always positive and trying to help people improve themselves. He encouraged us to turn our basement into a Airbnb which will are about ready to do. Thanks Mike for all our support and help thru time. You will be missed especially at Siegville. LOVE, Duane

dd Sherman

July 8, 2019

Sincerest condolences to Mike's immediate family and relative's. May God bless and comfort grieving ones, and may memories and prayers of Mike see you through this sad time.

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