- November 16, 1945 - May 25, 2013
- ESTHERVILLE, Iowa
of JOHN's Passing
Share This Obituary
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“Judy and family,
My brother Steve told me that Doc had died. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sympathy to you and your family.
Don and Carol (Jeppesen...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Carol Jeppesen Houghton - Olivia, MN
“Dear Sieverts: Our hearts go out to you following Doc's passing away! We appreciated and enjoyed Doc's humor, adventuresome spirit, common...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Lynn and Sally Potter - Ruthven, IA
“You are all in my prayers and thoughts. "Doc" was a really great guy and will be missed by many!! Sincerely, Roxy.
3 of 34 | Posted by: Roxann Merrill
“Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. God has wraped his arms arround him and taken him home pain free..
4 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Holmgren Family - Estherville, IA
“To the Sievert Family,
I was so sorry to hear about "Doc" passing away. Every community has movers and shakers. "Doc" you were one of the best. ...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Terry Reekers - Estherville, IA
“I am praying for the family, to make it through theses tough times,and to try to remember the great times you all had with Doc, he definately was a...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Bob & Valerie Boicourt
“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. You don't know me, but our family had been to doc's store many times over past years. I live...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: sharon - bellevue, NE - customer
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. He was one in a million and we will miss him. God bless,
8 of 34 | Posted by: Dawn & Bruce Eveleth - IA
“Judy and family,
Please know how we share your saddness with the loss of Doc.What a man he was doing things all the time for others,I loved helping...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Mark and Lori King - friend
“Sorry about your loss
10 of 34 | Posted by: Pauline Schwiesow /Dorothy logan - IA
“Our Condolences to the Sievert Family in the loss of Doc. May GOD wrap his loving arms around you in your time of sorrow.
Carl & Julie Lyons
Spirit...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Carl & Julie Lyons
“Our sincere condolences and prayer go to your family.
12 of 34 | Posted by: Sandi and Steve Reighard
“Judy and family,
So sorry to hear about Doc.Some people are here to light up the world with smiles and fun Doc did his job well. You and the kids and...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Julie Houseman Hansen - SD
“To Judy, your children and grandchildren:
I went to school with Doc in Okabena for 12 years. One grade school class he sat behind me and all my...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Crossfield - Faribault, MN
“Doc will be greatly missed. I remember when he put the 429 cobra in an M farmal,the 1950 dodge bus camper (I think he meet Judy there),the 37 Ford...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Scott Griffith - Estherville, IA
“Doc was a man's man and will be sorely missed.
My condolences to Judy, the children and grand children.
16 of 34 | Posted by: Ronald Leffel - Estherville, IA
“Sorry for your loss you will be missed you`re a very good friend to me and my daughter
17 of 34 | Posted by: Sheik Ahmed-Jayden Ferrll
“Dear Sievert family,
Know that we share your sadness in the loss of Doc. He will be missed by everyone. We certainly enjoyed the visits we had with...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy & Ron Beaver - Estherville
“So sorry for your loss, you all have our deepest sympathy!!! He will be missed !!!
19 of 34 | Posted by: Gary & Kathy Kalfs
“Our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Larry & Vicki Howell
20 of 34 | Posted by: larry & Vicki Howell - IA
“Deepest Sympathy to the Sievert family. Doc will be missed by many. He was a very special man. MaryRose Rezac
21 of 34 | Posted by: MaryRose Rezac - Dolliver, IA
“I am terribly sorry, This is truly heartbreaking. Please, accept my heartfelt condolences. "Doc" was truly an amazing, kind and jovial person, who...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Sophia Vaughn - Estherville, IA
“Judy, Jeff, Jodi and the entire Sievert family,
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear Doc passed away. Doc always made me feel special when I...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Valerie (Pohlman) Rehnelt - CA
“Judy, Jeff & Jodi,So sorry that we forgot to sign in the right way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss Doc so much! What a great guy,...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Dean & Peggy Adams - Friend
“To The Sievert Families: Estherville lost a great business man on Sat. Doc was a friendly man, always on the sales pitch when you went into the store...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Minton/Dennis Brosh - IA
“I remember the last time he went fishing with monty baker and I he was so funny monty telling him how to fish it was quite funny watching the two of...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: jean brandt - estherville, IA
“So sorry to hear about "Doc" my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. He will me missed, he was loved by so many.
27 of 34 | Posted by: James Roberts - Estherville, IA
“Jodi, Judy and Jeff sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
28 of 34 | Posted by: Kristy Vos
“Our sympathy to the Sievert family. We will never forget Docs laughter,his giant smile and the many hours spent on the Rupps. We're sure that you and...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Carol and Randy Blass - Friend
“Our deepest sympathy's to the Sievert family. "Doc" will be greatly missed by everyone, including all us "Fellow Business Owners" of the...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Steve & Peggy Danielson - IA
“I'll miss Doc, he was such a good friend. We both shared a love for old cars and guns.I was lucky to have phone calls with him. I'll never forget him...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Dean & Peggy Adams - Friend
“I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Doc was one of the most caring and giving men,that I have ever met. Always thinking of things he could do...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: LouAnn Arends - friend
“Our sympathy to the family of "Doc",
He will really be missed in our community. He touched so many lives in so many ways. Bless be the memories of...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Carolyn and John Walz - Friend
“I am so sorry for your loss. DOC was such a. great guy,so full of life,and had a heart bigger than Texas. I have so many wonderful memories of...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: coleen blass - friend
John Raymond "Doc" Sievert, the son of Johnnie and Jean (Welch) Sievert, was born November 16, 1945, in Heron Lake, Minnesota. He passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home in Estherville, Iowa, from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), at the age of 67.
Doc grew up the son of a Dairy farmer west of Okabena, Minnesota. In his early years, he tried his hand at music and was in a band called the "Interns." Doc graduated from Okabena, Minnesota, High School in 1964. He attended vocational school, specializing in refrigeration and appliance repair. Doc was a natural born mechanic, mentored by his father Johnnie.
On July 31, 1965, Doc was united in marriage to Judith Ann (Jeppesen) Sievert at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After their marriage, Judy and Doc moved to Estherville, Iowa to make their home and raise their family. Doc was employed with Blass Skelgas and Appliances. In 1970, the couple opened their own business, Sievert's Refrigeration. As the business grew and expanded, they began selling furniture and carpeting and eventually the business became known as Sievert's Furniture & Floors. Their son Jeff also joined the family business. As a entrepreneur and businessman, Doc and his family grew Sievert's Furniture & Floors into an established and successful business in the community of Estherville.
Doc was a licensed pilot, which eventually led him into the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain. He was very active in Civil Air Patrol where he participated in many missions, locating aircraft that were reported missing. His dedication to training cadets in search and rescue was second to none.
Doc was an inquisitive individual and quite adventurous to say the least. Throughout his colorful life, Doc could be found diving at the lakes, fishing, rafting the West Des Moines, spelunking mines and off-roading in Arizona, hunting his acerage, and working on his guns. Other activities not for the weak of heart that Doc was involved in were skydiving, bungee jumping and rappelling. One of his latest adventures was to hike to the top of Crazy Horse Monument. He was active in the Estherville Halloween Association and developed the "Haunted Hike" in an area behind the Sievert Home, which was a very popular event for area children. Doc was very involved in the Estherville Community and loved participating in Hot Dog Days and you would always find the Old Gun Slinger Doc roaming the streets of Estherville and a leader in the Shootout. He was active also in the Okabena Shootout. Later in life Doc became a member of the newly formed Black Knight's Car Club in Estherville and was very proud of his Shelby GT500. He loved being in parades with his car. As anyone who knew Doc, you can imagine if there was a practical joke to be played, one would find Doc the instigator and culprit behind the joke. One of Doc's greatest accomplishments and legacy includes his invention of the Tri-S, Sievert Stealth Safety revolvers. Doc was a stranger to none, it was very clear that he loved both his family, friends, and most of all time with Judy, their children, and their grandchildren. Doc was very active in supporting his grandchildren in their school and sporting activities in Iowa and Arizona.
Doc was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Black Knights Car Club.
Left to cherish Doc's memory is his wife, Judy and their children; Jeff Sievert and his wife, Jennifer of Estherville; Jodi (Sievert) Mulligan and her husband, Casey of Bullhead City, Arizona; his beloved grandchildren, Dylan, Allie, Casey, Madeline and Maisy; and his siblings, Jerrie, Joyce, Janet and Jane.
Preceding Doc in death were his parents and sister, Judy Etheridge.
401 N. 7th Street Estherville, IA 51334
Tel. (712) 362-2646