Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Elaine Bernice (REESE) SIEBELS
Elaine Bernice SIEBELS was born to Irving and Ida (BLAIR) REESE on July 2, 1921 at Peterson, Iowa. Elaine graduated
from Rossie High School in 1940. On June 8, 1942, she was united in marriage to Jack SIEBELS at the Methodist Church
in South Sioux City, Nebraska. After Jack had served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, they returned to
the Alta, Iowa. Elaine was a farm wife and helped Jack later with a hog-buying and trucking operation that they
bought from Allie JOHNSON. After retiring, Elaine & Jack enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing. Elaine and Jack
moved to Mount Ayr in October of 2004 to be near their daughter, Linda. Jack passed away on June 11, 2005. Elaine
continued to live at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center and she passed away there on March 6, 2007.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother-in-law Rudy BECK; and a nephew Randy BECK.
Survivors include daughter Linda WILT and Larry CAMPBELL of Mount Ayr; 7 grandchildren Bob WILT & wife Amanda, Bora
RASCO & husband Brian, Jack WILT & wife Susan, Ellen PALMER, Ryan WILT, Tony WILT, and Martha WILT; 8
great-grandchildren; her sister Lois Ann BECK of Spencer, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Elaine was cremated and no services are planned at this time. A private graveside service for Jack and Elaine will
be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Alta, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker