Arthur Siedenburg
Arthur Siedenburg
  • October 22, 1928 - September 15, 2014
  • Bunceton, Missouri

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Arthur Henry Siedenburg, 85 of Lone Elm, Missouri passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lone Elm, Missouri. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with burial following in the Zion Luthern Church Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church and School.

Arthur Henry Siedenburg was born October 22, 1928 to Herman and Emma (Niebruegge) Siedenburg at the family farm near Lone Elm, Missouri. He was Baptized & Confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm and attended Zion Lutheran School. After graduating from Zion School, Art began farming full time due to his father’s ill health.

Art was married to Nora (Bun) Kirchner at the Siedenburg family farm on September 11, 1948 by Rev. Clifford Bliss. (The Zion Lutheran Church building had been destroyed by fire and the new church was under construction at that time.) Art and Bun moved to Lone Elm in the fall of 1948. Art was hired by his Uncle, Henry Niebruegge, to clerk at the Lone Elm Store. In 1969, Art and Bun became the owners of the Lone Elm Store. Their friendly greeting to customers entering the store is still cherished today by many patrons. Art and Bun were generous with their support of many local events including sponsorship of the Lone Elm baseball team and annual Memorial Day Turtle Race. They operated the general merchandise and animal feed businesses until 1990 when they closed the store. Art became employed by the Cooper County Road District in 1990 and retired in 2002. He served as the Zion Lutheran Church Sunday School Superintendent for 13 years. He has held various board positions and offices in the Zion Church and School. He served as a Zion

4-H leader for many years and he and Bun were actively involved in the Cooper County Red Cross. In his younger years Art was an avid league bowler with an average of over 220.

Through the years Art became known as the man who could fix anything. He enjoyed being able to assist folks by making complicated repairs look easy. His last years were spent quietly enjoying time with Bun, his wife and faithful companion for over 65 years.

Due to failing health, Arthur and Nora moved into the Villa Marie Care Center in Jefferson City, Missouri in 2013. On February 21, 2014 Bun passed away. Art enjoyed participating in many of the activities, social events and worship services at Villa Marie.

Arthur is survived by 2 sons, Larry (Helen) of Jefferson City, Missouri, Rev. Dan (Patricia) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 7 grandchildren, Stephanie (Mike) Horn of Jefferson City, Missouri, Dawn Riley (Jason) of Liberty, Missouri, Kristina Siedenburg of Jefferson City, Missouri, Brittany Siedenburg of Springfield, Missouri, Shannon (Debi) Siedenburg of Maple Wood, Minnesota, Nicholas (Lindy) Siedenburg of Chaska, Minnesota and Hannah (Clinton) Gage of Reno, Nevada; 9 great grandchildren, John, Josh & Joey (Stephanie & Mike), Gavin & Ava (Shannon and Debi), Nolan, Nora & Aubrey (Nicholas & Lindy) Rachel (Dawn & Jason) and many Nieces, Nephews and friends. Art was preceded in death by his wife, Nora; his parents, Herman and Emma; two Step Mothers, Emma (Schlueter) and Erna (Warning); and sisters, Bernice Anderson & Vera Hill.


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