Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
Charles L. Siefring, 71, 4937 Burkettsville-St. Henry Road, Coldwater, died at 11:50 p.m. July 10, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born June 19, 1937, in Philothea, to Bernard and Pauline Dues Siefring. On Sept. 3, 1960, he married Dorothy Knapke, who survives in Coldwater.
Other survivors are a son, Daryl (Tonya), Coldwater; three daughters, Brenda (Roger) Albers and Glenda (Jeff) Halterman, all of Coldwater, and Linda (Don) Post, St. Henry; six brothers, Orville (Jeanette), Bernard (Mary) and Herbert (Stella), all of Coldwater, and David (Eileen), Gerald and Roger (Rose Ann), all of Philothea; two sisters, Luetta Forsthoefel and Bernice (Don) Wellman, all of Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Mildred, Celina; and 12 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Barthel and Elmer; a brother and his wife, Omer and Monica; and a brother-in-law, Don Forsthoefel.
He was a farmer and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both in Coldwater.
Funeral Mass was held July 14, 2008, at the church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial was at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, where military rites were conducted.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.