Thomas J. "Siebo" Siebeneck

June 26, 1935 ~ March 5, 2018 (age 82)

Thomas J. Siebeneck "Siebo" 

   GLANDORF - Thomas J. Siebeneck "Siebo"  82, died March 5, 2018 at 6:16 p.m. at The Meadows of Ottawa with his family at his side.  He was born June 26, 1935, to Elizabeth (Betty) Meyer and Clarence H. Siebeneck near Leipsic, Ohio.   He graduated from St. Mary's Elementary School and he never lost his pride in saying that.   He then graduated from Leipsic High School in 1953.  He worked a year as a construction helper with his uncles Ferd and Leonard Siebeneck.  Some of the skills he learned there would make him a "fix-it" man for the rest of his life.  Later he was employed at Moorhead Elevators in Leipsic and Ottawa Feed and Grain in Ottawa for years before he went to work at the Putnam County Garage where he would retire from after 25 years.  He was a snow plow operator in winter and experienced the blizzard of 1978.

   On June 3, 1959, he married Marilyn Duling at St. John's in Glandorf and together they became the parents of two daughters, Ann and Joan.  He is survived by his wife and daughters, Ann (Gary) Selhorst of Columbus Grove and Joan (Anthony) Schroeder of Sidney.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Dr. Cara (Dr. Nick) Wolters of Englewood, Wade Schroeder of Indianapolis,  Marla Schroeder at University of Findlay, John Selhorst of Columbus Grove and Elizabeth Selhorst at Ohio Northern University.   Luke C. Wolters and a soon to be born Wolters baby are his great-grandchildren.  The grandchildren were quick to say "grandpa can fix anything"

   He is also survived by his sister Mary (Herb, deceased) Scheckelhoff of Ottawa  and brothers, Dan (Carol) Siebeneck, Leon aka George Siebeneck and Robert (Sue) Siebeneck of Leipsic.  He was preceded in death by his younger sister, Janet (Steve) Boewe, Rockwall, Texas.    He is also survived by his godchildren, David Scheckelhoff, Mark Siebeneck and Cheri Voltz.

   Tom served six years in the National Guard and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E5.   When younger, he enjoyed playing  fast-pitch baseball and later slow-pitch softball.  Later, he loved to garden and worked long hours at keeping the weeds out.  His motto was "never let anything go to waste" so if you stopped to visit you would have to take some produce with you.

   He was a life member of the Ottawa Knights of Columbus and had been a long-time member of the Glandorf Rod and Gun Club.

   Viewing will be at Love Funeral Home in Ottawa on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 1:45 p.m. and a K of C rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.  The funeral will be Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Church in Glandorf with Father Tony Fortman presiding and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

   Memorials made be made to St. Mary's Grade School, Leipsic, Ohio,  (Tom's alma mater).

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