Richard E. Sievert
Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls - Richard E. Sievert, 76, of Sioux Falls, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.
Richard E. Sievert was born August 8, 1932 in Mobridge, SD where he grew up and received his education. He graduated from Northwestern Lutheran Academy in 1949. Following high school graduation and before joining the US Air Force, he attended the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City. Richard served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, receiving his honorable discharge in 1956. Upon his return from service, he began his career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company where he met his future wife.
On March 18, 1960, he was united in marriage with Beverly Jean Hoss in Aberdeen, SD. Following their wedding, the couple lived for a short time in Aberdeen. They also lived in Lemmon and Rapid City before moving to Sioux Falls in 1965. From 1984 until 1990, they lived in Burnsville, MN. Upon his retirement from the phone company, Richard and Bev moved back to Sioux Falls where he began working for Menards. Richard was working there at the time of his death.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, a life member of the American Legion and a member of the Telephone Pioneers and several genealogy societies.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Bev, of Sioux Falls, SD; two daughters, Sharon R. Sievert of London, U.K. and Sandy K. (Alan) Frentz, of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandchildren, Erica Frentz and Bryce Frentz, both of Sioux Falls, SD; and two brothers, Walter Sievert of Manitowoc, WI and Arthur K. Sievert, of Bismarck, ND. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, John Sievert, and his sister, Norma Neumann.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Honor Flight South Dakota or a charity of the donor's choice.
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Published on May 23, 2009.