Kermit Siebrecht

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Name Kermit Siebrecht
Born 1921-10-11 Farm North of Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 2009-12-13 Morningside Rehabilitation and Care Center in Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa
Buried Odebolt Cemetery, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa
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Father John Siebrecht
Mother Annie Kessler
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Family Jean Spaugh
Married 1945-09-21, Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon


12/14/2009 9:23:00 AM Kermit Siebrecht

Kermit Siebrecht, age 88, of Odebolt, Iowa, died Sunday, December 13, 2009, at Morningside Rehab & Care Center in Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend DeeAnn Klapp will officiate, with burial to follow in the Odebolt Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Roose Post No. 313 of the American Legion. Friends may call at Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Odebolt on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. There will be a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be directed to

Born October 11, 1921, on the home farm north of Odebolt, Iowa, Kermit Harry Siebrecht was the son of John and Anna (Kessler) Siebrecht. He attended Richland Township country school through the eighth grade, and then furthered his education at Odebolt High School, graduating with the Class of 1939. Kermit farmed with his father for several years before enlisting in the United States Navy. He served his country during World War II before returning to Iowa where he resumed farming.

On September 21, 1945, Kermit was united in marriage to Jean Spaugh in Grants Pass, Oregon. The couple made their home on the family farm north of Odebolt and raised their family of five children, Barbara, Margaret, Rebecca, Alan, and Rita. Kermit was proud that the farm was honored as a Century Farm.

Kermit was a member of the United Methodist Church in Odebolt where over the years he participated on many boards and committees. He also was a member of Roose Post No. 313 of the American Legion, Eastern Star, Wheeler Lodge No. 398, and Disabled American Veterans. He currently served on the board of Sac County Mutual Telephone Company; in earlier years he was on the Sac County REC board and the Odebolt-Arthur School board. Kermit enjoyed gardening and watching sporting events on television, but found his greatest joy in his family, especially his grandchildren. He spent many happy hours on the tractor, always finding pleasure in working the land.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; four children, Barbara (James) Jensen of Onawa, Rebecca (Mike) Carstensen of Schaller, Alan (Pat) Siebrecht of Ida Grove; and Rita (Steve) Jensen of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren, Susanna Hogancamp, Amelia Walker, Jason Pepper, Adam, Andy, and Alex Carstensen, Grant Siebrecht, Courtney Lennon, Kristy Siebrecht, and Luc and Zach Jensen; two step-grandchildren, David Jensen and Laura Streck; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Shirley (Lloyd) Rickers of Kiron, and Joan (Dick) Grosnickle of Arizona; a brother, Robert (Mary Louise) Siebrecht of Odebolt; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Hilma Siebrecht; a daughter, Margaret Siebrecht; a grandson, Ben Pepper; an infant grandson; an infant sister, Roberta Siebrecht; and two brothers, Lloyd and Merle Siebrecht.