Evelyn Sieren was born August 24, 1918 near Washington, Iowa the daughter of Israel and Christena (Gray) Hoxworth. She worked for the American Red Cross during WWII. On February 19, 1946 she was united in marriage to Wilfrid Peiffer in Washington. They made their home near Van Horne where they farmed. Wilfrid died April 1, 1968. On June 8, 1974 she was united in marriage to Albert Sieren in Van Horne. They made their home in Keota. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish St. Mary Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary, Garden Club and the Birthday Club. Evelyn also volunteered at Maplewood Manor for 11 years. She enjoyed making crafts and spending time with family. Evelyn died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City at the age of 94 years. Evelyn is survived by five daughters – Julia Miller (Duane) of Blairstown; Joyce St. John of Cedar Rapids; Marilyn Sieren (Charlie) of Keota; Linda Mather (Jack) of Cedar Rapids; Elizabeth Papesh (Dean) of Hartwick; three step daughters – Diana Vittetoe (Ed) of Washington; Rosie Vittetoe (Leo) of Washington; Mary Lou Bower of Oskaloosa; six step sons – Donnie Sieren (Edna) Keota; Bob Sieren (Katherine) of Davenport; Jim Sieren (Connie) Keota; Denny Sieren of Keota; Jerry Sieren
(Gail) of New Harmony, UT; Charlie Sieren (Marilyn) of Keota; 17 grandchildren; 37 step grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; 58 step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Wilfrid and Albert; a brother Ralph; a sister Velda Lewis; a son-in-law James St. John; and a step daughter-in-law Dolores Sieren.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Holy Trinity Parish St Mary Catholic Church in Keota. Rev Charles Fladung will officiate. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Powell Funeral Home in Keota where a Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for Holy Trinity Parish St Mary Catholic Church, Camp Courageous, and Iowa City Hospice.