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Richard Siebens, age 93, of Maple Park, passed away quietly into Heaven, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the DeKalb County Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born June 3, 1927, on the family farm in Genoa, IL, the son of Elias and Zelma (Storm) Siebens.
Richard grew up in Genoa until he was seven years old. His family moved to Maple Park and he attended local schools. Richard graduated as the president of his class, from Maple Park High School with the class of 1945.
Richard was united in marriage to Marian Hill in 1945 and they were blessed with four children. In 1966, grief came to call when Marian passed away suddenly. Richard soldiered on and eventually a relationship bloomed with Marie Stover. The friendship grew into love and they were eventually married at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in May of 2002. They each began their new life together in Maple Park.
Richard continued the family tradition and farmed the land until 1958 when he got down from his tractor and got into Real Estate. He was a Realtor for the next many years until he “retired”, but Realtorâ€™s never really retire, they just wait for the next sale.
Richard travelled to every state in the U.S., every province in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and to Scotland twice. He had a family cabin in Canada and spent as much time there as he could. Richard was so generous in sharing the cabin with family and friends that Canada may have thought he opened his own resort! Fishing was the main pastime and the tales grew with every cast and every telling. Richard never met a stranger and talked to anyone willing to lend an ear. Many times the conversation ended with an invitation to come up to the cabin. It didnâ€™t matter where he was; Richard found friends in every walk of life and was the first to lend a hand. He was a great “sidewalk superintendent”, making sure you were doing your job right, or at the very least what you were doing wrong. When Richard wasnâ€™t traveling or “overseeing”, he could be found sleeping in his favorite chair. His sense of humor was one of kind and shared often, even though the jokes may have already been sold a thousand times. Richard became the grandpa that everyone loved and he will always be remembered with a smile.
He is survived by his wife Marie Stover; three children: Marilyn (Dan) Westphal, Joe (Delores) Siebens and David (Connie) Siebens; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; nine step-children; Bruce Stover, Annette Andersen, Alan Stover, Marcia Hess, Richard Stover, David Stover, Kevin Stover, Randall Stover and Mary Beth Birtell; 20 step-grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a family of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Marian, his brother George Siebens, his sister Joanne Seyller, one son Gerald Siebens.
Private family services have already been held.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity or your choice. Tributes may be left on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.