Glenn Andrew Siercks
Monday, March 5, 1934
Date of Death:
Monday, September 20, 2021
87 years old
Glenn Andrew Siercks
Glenn Andrew Siercks, of Rochester, MN passed away at Saint Marys Hospital on September 20, 2021. He was born on March 5, 1934, to Charles & Frances (Kohn) Siercks in Hammond, MN. Growing up his family also resided in Landa, ND, and Grand Forks, ND.
In 1952, at 17, he enlisted in the US Navy, he served on the USS Navasota, and the USS Hancock CVA19. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He felt very privileged to go to Washington DC on the Freedom Honor Flight in 2018.
On August 31, 1957, Glenn married Mary Tobin at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Rochester.
As a young teenager, Glenn drove truck for his uncle, custom combining from North Dakota to Oklahoma during harvest. He spent 29 years working as a stationary engineer at Assisi Heights, 15 years at Associated Milk Producers (AMPI) and 50 years driving school bus and coaches for Rochester School Bus, First Student and Minnesota Coaches.
Glenn enjoyed fishing, going for Sunday drives, stock car racing, flying lessons, the Minnesota Vikings, watching the grandkids events, attending Navasota reunions, and getting together with family & friends for a visit and a couple cold ones.
Glenn was a charter member of Pax Christi Catholic Church, a former member of the National Association of Power Engineers, and the Knights of Columbus. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and the American Legion Post 92.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Christopher (Wendy) Siercks of Byron, MN; two daughters: Jennifer (Bruce) Rahlf of Hayfield, MN and Renee (Scott) Rahlf of Stewartville, MN. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren who he dearly loved: Alicia Rahlf, Jordyn Vonfeldt, Dalton Rahlf, Derek Siercks, Brianna Rahlf-Zemke, Marissa Rahlf, Maggie Rahlf and Jana Siercks; and 6 great grandchildren: Finlee, Hadley, Jaycie, Blayke, Kole and Lainey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers, Francis and James.
The funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Pax Christi Catholic Church with Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be at St. Clement Cemetery in Hammond, MN. The family requests that all guests wear masks.
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Dear Mary and family.
I am sorry to hear Glen has passed. We offer our condolences and prayers for him and his family.
Roger and Tracy Myren
Dear Mary, Chris, Jennifer and Renee:
I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I'm sorry I'm unable to attend the services but I will be there with you in spirit. I will miss Glenn's smile, laughter and light hearted attitude. . Glenn was so kind and gentle, especially with my mom in her later years. May happy memories bring you strength, comfort and peace helping to fill the void his passing has left behind until you meet again.. My deepest sympathy.
Sorry to read about Glenn passing.
Take care and God Bless.
Dear Mary and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark and Terri
Dear Mary and Family
I'm so sorry to learn of Glenn’s leaving. I’d like to share with you the message we placed in Arnies funeral folder and hope it will bring you some comfort it’s called
A new arrival reached the gates where light of lights poured out, and soon, with joy discovered what the fuss was all about.
”Welcome” said a stranger with a twinkle in his eye “I am a lost and frightened child whose tears you stopped to dry”
”Your home!” a man said, “Now I can say a grateful word for your prayer bedside my sickbed that you thought I never heard.”
Another said, “You gave me more then you could quite afford, and set me on my feet so I know and serve the Lord.”
And on and on the line stretched out with open arms they came whose lives were touched on earth by one who cared in Jesus name.
And when at last this loved one reached the throne room of the Son the voice of Love Eternal said, “Well done my child, well done”
May you find comfort and peace as you journey on I shall always remember Glenn with a smile on my face. He will be so missed but will live in our hearts forever.
Bonnie Jostock and Family
Thoughts and Prayers extended to the Siercks family.
Mary Sue and family, I grieve with you over the loss of Uncle Glenn. He was always a dear, kind, and loving man to me and mine, and Mary Sue, despite my 50 years away physically, you have always kept us close by post and our treasured few visits we were able to manage.
I will miss my UNC, and pray peace, comfort, and strength for all of you.
Wish I could be there to hug you. Just know I'll be there with you'all in spirit.
Becky (Siercks) Moody - Spokane Washington
We are so sorry for Glenn’s passing. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Whenever we were around him he always had a great smile and an upbeat attitude. He had the ability to make people feel happy to be in his company.
Al & Rosie
Dear Mary and family,
I worked with Glenn for a number of years mid-70s to early 80s at Assisi Heights. He was always kind and engaging with me and the other “kids” who worked on the grounds, as painters, kitchen workers…
I am sure you have many great memories with Glenn to share and hold onto. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Mary and family, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Having been neighbors for many years, I recall many conversations with Glenn and you.
Glenn was a great neighbor who always took pride in the yard.
I am sorry for your loss.