Bernard "Ben" Siebels

Remembering the Life….Bernard A. Siebels Bernard Siebels, age 77, passed away on December 24, 2018 at Villa Maria under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Bernard “Ben” Anthony Siebels was born the son of Alois and Helen (Peichel) Siebels on April 9, 1941, in Perham MN. Ben grew up in Perham and Fargo, and after attending Central High School in Fargo, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1959 and served for 26 years until his retirement in 1985. Ben married Sharon (Coryell) in 1974, in St. Hilaire, MN, along with Chad, Carisa and Caron, they resided in Thief River Falls, MN; Torrance, CA; Lakeside, CA; Duluth, MN; Brainerd, MN and finally settled in Moorhead, MN. He is survived by his children; Chad (Shelly) Siebels of Clarcksville, TN; Carisa (Rodger) Nichols of Fargo; Caron Dalesio of Cinnaminson, NJ; brothers and sisters; Patricia Plummer of Denver; Lowell (Carol) Siebels of Harwood, ND; Duane (Donna) Siebels of Horace, ND; Monroe (Rebecca) Siebels of Hillsboro, ND; Joan (Bud) Suda of Fargo; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 19 nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon and parents, Alois and Helen Siebels. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Roger Maris Cancer Center are kindly suggested to honor all of the amazing people that helped him through his journey. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday December 29, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.


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  1. I didn’t know Ben but knew he served on the USS Leahy a few years after me. I enjoyed looking at the photos he posted on the ship’s website. I am originally from Moorhead and thought I would try to look him up some day. I’m sorry I never did. My condolences to the family. Fair winds and following seas shipmate.

  2. Ben was my cousin and spent a lot of his childhood summers with either us or my grandparents. When his ship was in port at Treasure Island in San Francisco, he used to come to our house every chance he got. He was always welcome and my young daughter was so impressed and proud of him in his uniform. We have remained close throughout the years and I will dearly miss him.

    My condolences to all of his family.

  3. My condolences to Ben’s family. I will always be grateful to Ben for preserving the old Peichel photos and history and for sharing them with us. My heartfelt sympathies to you all!

  4. I served with Ben on the USS Koiner based on Treasure Island San Francisco. In the past 15+ years we have shared many photos and memories via email. I will miss him a lot as I know his children and grandchildren will. Please accept my deep condolences.

    Mike Sheen

  5. I knew Ben from about the age of 5 years old, he was a neighbor and brother of two very close friends Duane and Lowell.
    And was always soft-spoken very kind and helpful and a wonderful person.
    My condolences to all the family, I am currently wintering in St George Utah and unfortunately I won’t be able to attend Bens service

  6. I’m very saddened to hear of Bens passing. Ben was my neighbor for many years, I’ve missed living by him. We both shared a love of history, politics and the military. We had many great conversations and laughs. He was often very considerate, occasionally blowing my snow while I was at work, he would even burn DVDs of programs he thought I would like, and he kept a eagle eye on the neighborhood. My condolences to the family on your loss.

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