Agnes G. “Aggie” Sieben, 98

Agnes G. “Aggie” Sieben, age 98 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Rev. Todd Schneider will officiate with interment following in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers at 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

Agnes Geraldine Sieben was born January 23, 1913 in West Union, Minnesota to Henry and Gertrude (Proell) Ahrens. On September 30, 1939 she married Frank Sieben in Sauk Centre. The couple resided in Sauk Centre all their lives. Aggie was employed at Swift and Company in Sauk Centre processing eggs and turkeys until the company closed. She also was employed at the former Jack and Jill Grocery Store in Sauk Centre, retiring in 1978. Since 2009 she had resided at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.

Aggie was an avid fisherwoman; fishing in the summer and winter. She baked her own bread and was famous for her homemade garlic bread sticks. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, traveling, and was always ready for a game of cards; Pinochle was her favorite game. She loved her granddaughters and enjoyed hosting them for summer vacations and considered her great-grandchildren very special.

Aggie was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her daughter, Rose (Erv) Gorman of St. Cloud; granddaughters, Patti Gorman, Mary (Mark) Rueter, and Kris (David) Fremo; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jeff, and Bethany Rueter, Hannah and Maia Fremo; brother, Paul (Erma) Ahrens of Osakis; sister, Bernadine Van Heel of Sauk Centre; sisters-in-law, Fern Ahrens of Sauk Centre and Cleo Ahrens of Sauk Centre; and brother-in-law, Carl Ecklund of Sauk Centre.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank in 1951; infant daughter, Theresa Sieben; brothers, Lawrence, Michael, Herman, John,  and Anthony Ahrens; sisters, Elizabeth Pangburn, Anna “Katie” Engel, and Mary Ecklund.

Casket bearers will be Ron Engel, Tom Engel, John Ahrens, Bob VanHeel, David Ahren, Dennis Ahrens, Henry Ahrens, and Donald Ahrens. Cross bearer will be Jacob Rueter. Gift bearers will be Jacob, Jeff, and Bethany Rueter, and Hannah Fremo. Readers will be David Fremo and Mark Rueter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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