Frederick Michael “Mike” Sievers, 83, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on December 26, 2019 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 31th, 2019 at The Church of the Resurrection with Fr. Tom Heathershaw officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm. to 7:00 pm. Monday, December 30th, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.
Mike was born on August 8, 1936 in Dubuque, Iowa. He was the son of Berkeley and Ruth (Murray) Sievers. He attended St. Columbkille Catholic School for Elementary and High School and graduated from Loras College with a degree in Economics. Mike married Mary Crippes on May 23rd, 1959 at Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque. They shared 60 wonderful years together.
He went on to graduate from the Naval Officer Training Academy in Northfolk, VA. After serving 20 years in the Navy and Naval Reserves, he retired as a Lt. Commander.
Mike retired as the Director of Economic Development at NICC Community College.
Mike was an active member of his church. He also volunteered at the Grand Theater, the River Museum, Dubuque Arboretum and Stone Cliff Winery. For the past several years he volunteered for AARP as a tax preparer. Mike also enjoyed working in his yard, taking bus tours with Mary and friends and spending time with family.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary, children; Patti (Mark) Miller, Mike (Liz) Sievers, Pam (Tim) McMullin, Mark Sievers, Grandchildren; Codi (Brian) Putnam, Tye (Kristen) Miller, Sam Miller, Louis and Eddie Sievers, Riley, Reid, Ramsey McMullin, Trey and Shay Sievers, and 7 great grandchildren, Presley, Pierce, Merrick, Nora, Lucy, Myles and Kylie. Siblings; Tom (Maureen) Sievers, Jim (Pat) Sievers, Mary Kay (Jan) Brimeyer, Susan (Leo) Shubert. In-laws; Jim (Loretta) Crippes, Pat (Cathy) Crippes, Doris Howes and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family request no flowers. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Dubuque.
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