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Eugene L. "Gene" Siebers

Eugene L. "Gene" Siebers

Eugene L. "Gene" Siebers, age 85, of 3214 Cabot Road, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on September 10, 1930 in Quincy, IL the son of Joseph and Eleanor (Herold) Siebers. He married Betty A. "Becky" Talken on June 20, 1953 in Quincy. She died on November 1, 1990. He married Janis Leach Elbe on December 27, 1993. She survives.

He graduated from Payson Seymour High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He received an honorable discharge. He was a master carpenter. For over 40 years he was the owner of Gene Siebers Construction. He was a general contractor focusing on building new homes in Quincy and the surrounding area. He was well known for the high quality of homes he built. Gene enjoyed attending sporting and other events of his children and grandchildren. Gene was a member of St. Peter Church. Gene and Janis were members of the choir for a number of years. During his retirement he liked working on the crew of volunteers that maintained the grounds around St. Peter Church.

He was a Boy Scout leader. He was proud that his five sons were all Eagle Scouts. He enjoyed taking fishing trips with his sons regardless of whether he caught any fish. He always enjoyed talking with others about the accomplishments of his children, step children, grandchildren, and step grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Janis, Gene is survived by his five sons: Steve and his wife Judy of Quincy; Tony and his wife Esther of Houston, Texas; Ted and his wife Ruth of Quincy; Mike and his wife Luann of Edwardsville; Bill and his wife Amy of Quincy.

His three step children: Angie Chalabiani and her husband Esy of Quincy; Tami Bastert and her husband Andy of Carthage; Mike Elbe and his wife Gerri of Quincy.

His grandchildren: Jaclyn (Richie) Nix, Adam (Bobbie) Siebers, Jenny (Matt) LaSeur, Abby (BJ) Barnett, Angela (Nick) Ehrgott, Zachary (Maggie) Siebers, Natalie Siebers, Ryan Siebers, Marc Siebers, Richard Siebers, Nicholas Siebers, Jacob Siebers, Luke Siebers, Meredith Siebers and Andrew Siebers. His step grandchildren: Sara (Robert) Royston, Leah Chalabiani, Nick Chalabiani, Megan Bastert, Katelyn Bastert, Jack Bastert and Graci Bastert, Olivia (Justin) Barry, Harrison Elbe and Lincoln Elbe. His great grandchildren and step great grandchild: Mark, Greg and Will LaSeur, Jacob and Riley Barnett, Ben Ehrgott, Shane Nix and Zoey Doran.
One brother: John Siebers and his wife Delores and
One sister-in-law: Joan Siebers.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Gene was preceded in death by Becky, his parents and his brother Harold Siebers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:30AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00AM in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening January 13, 2016 from 4:00 until 7:00PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame, the Church of St. Peter or the Mississippi Valley Boy Scouts.

The family would like to extend deep appreciation to caregivers from Carelink, the Quincy Senior Center, Illinois Veterans Home and Blessing Hospital.

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From:
Karen Williams
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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It is with a truly sad heart I heard about Gene's passing. He was one of the hardest working, sincerest people I had the great pleasure of meeting and knowing. His dedication to his loved ones was unparalleled. He certainly showed you how to work! His legacy lives on in each of you. I will pray that HE gives you the strength you will need in the days ahead and that HE will fill your hearts and minds with only great memories spent with Gene. God Bless.
Lonny
From:
Darryll and Nancy James
Middletown, MO
Comments:
Ted and Ruth, our condolences to you and your family....
From:
Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Our Deepest Sympathy to you all
From:
Erin Siebers
Des Moines, IA
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Another great man goes to God. Will always appreciate the example Uncle Gene set on how to be generous and kind. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this trying time.
From:
Erin (Georges) Nesbit
Greenville, SC
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Sending warm thoughts and many prayers to the whole family!
From:
John and Jane Peterson
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. May the angels carry him into paradise.
From:
Bruce and Sharon Cassens
Chatham, IL
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So sorry for your loss, Janis and family.
From:
Vickie Herrington
Thornton, CO
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I remember your dad so well Ted. He was such a kind and humble man and such a conscientious hard worker. My prayers and thoughts are with you & your family.
From:
Lora
Bradenton, FL
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Uncle Gene was a very patient and kind man. I grew up spending lots of time with my Aunt Becky and cousin Bill in the summer swimming at Sheridan. Uncle Gene never complained about having another kid hanging around for a week or so each summer. Those were some of my favorite memories from childhood. I am thinking of the entire Siebers family. Love, Lora and Joe Elliott