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Obits > 1961 - Mary (Mueller) Seibels

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
March 6, 1961 - Monday, pg 2 col. 1
Mrs. Diedrich Siebels Dies, Funeral Tuesday
Walnut: - Mrs. Diedrich Siebels, 95, former Walnut resident, died in the Masonic Home in Sullivan on Saturday afternoon.  She had resided in the home since 1933.
The body was brought to the Ross Funeral Home in Walnut where friends may call this evening.  Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. E. V. Hallock, pastor of the Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery.
Mary Mueller was born Jan. 31, 1866 in Oldenburg, Germany, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Mueller.  She came to the United States with her parents in 1874 and they settled in Prairieville, east of Sterling. She was married to Diedrich Siebels of Sterling and they moved to Walnut in 1904 where Mr. Siebel operated a general store for many years.  They entered the Masonic Home in Sullivan in 1933 where her husband died in 1936.
She was a member of the Walnut Christian Church during the time she resided here.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. E. C. Wilson, Walnut;  Mrs. John Schiesel, Chicago;  Miss Marie Siebels, Los Angeles, Calif.; one grandson, Edwin Wilson, Walnut, and two granddaughteers.
She was the last of her family of five brothers and four sisteers.

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