Henry Wayne Siebert ‘56 was taken to his eternal home on Friday, August 24, 2012, at the age of 78.
He was the seventh of ten children born to Henry J. and Maria Siebert, November 25, 1933, near Henderson, Neb. At age seven, his family relocated to a farm near Luton, Iowa. He had many fond memories of his activities on the farm. He was saved when Theodore Epp had evangelistic meetings at the Central Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Some of his favorite scriptures included John 3:16; John 1:12; and John 20:31. He graduated from Luton High School in 1951.
In 1957, he received his Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Neb. He was married to Leona Ruth Flaming on August 16, 1957, in Medford, Okla. They lived in a number of locations involved in Christian ministry, including a brief pastorate in Avon, S. D. In 1961, they moved to a farm west of York, Neb., pursuing a farming career. They continued in lay ministry throughout their lives.
To their union was born six children: Infant son, Beverly Joy, twins Johnnie and Jeannie, Belinda Kay, and Bethanie. In 1972 they relocated to Colby, Kans., where they continued their farming career till their retirement in 1996. They built a house in Colby where they remained until moving to Hesston in January 2005.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, and daughter, Beverly Joy; three sisters: Esther Rogers, Winnifred Siebert, and Lillian Detweiler; and three infant grandchildren. He is survived by his wife; children John and Darla Siebert of Owosso, Mich.; Jeannie and Randy Nye of Kansas City, Mo.; Belinda Kay and Eric Jacobsen of Eagle, Idaho; Bethanie and Jeff West of Omaha, Neb.; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Tiena Sellers, Mable Eichhorn, and Marion Jensen; three brothers: Johnny, Alan, and Dennis.