Siems Obituaries

I don’t mean to be morbid, but I wanted to keep these online as part of my memories. Werner and Dianne were my dad and mom. Ruth was Werner’s sister, my aunt.

WERNER ARTHUR SIEMS, 76, of Clearwater, Florida, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Florida. He was born in Evansville, Ind., and came here in 1994 from Virginia. He was a director of public relations for the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Christopher, Bryan, Texas; a brother, David, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and three sisters, Ruth Siems, Evansville, Suzanne Porter, Copley, Ohio, and Rosemary Snyder, Hinsdale, Ill. National Cremation Society, Largo.

UPDATE: Werner received a Master of Arts (MA) in Slavic Languages & Literatures from Indiana University in 1953.

DIANNE SEABOLT SIEMS, 62, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas. She was born in Clearwater, Florida, and was a resident of Bryan for the past year. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Florida. She was survived by her son, Christopher Siems of Bryan; and brother, John Seabolt and wife, Helen, of Tallahassee, Florida. b. May 8, 1944. d. April 19, 2007.

Ruth Miriam Siems was born in Evansville, Ind., on Feb. 20, 1931. She earned an undergraduate degree in home economics from Purdue University in 1953, and after graduation took a job at the General Foods plant in Evansville, where she worked on flours and cake mixes. She moved to the company’s technical center in Tarrytown, N.Y., not long afterward. Ms. Siems retired in 1985.

Ruth M. Siems, a retired home economist whose best-known innovation will make its appearance, welcome or otherwise, in millions of homes tomorrow, died on Nov. 13, 2005, at her home in Newburgh, Ind. Ms. Siems, an inventor of Stove Top stuffing, was 74.

Besides Ms. Porter, of Copley, Ohio, Ms. Siems is survived by another sister, Rosemary Snyder, of Chicago; and a brother, David, of Milford, Mich.