Walter Sieck, 98, of Perry passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at his home in Perry, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m., with a Masonic Lodge service held at 5 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.
Memorials will be given to Iowa Wesleyan University Scholarship Fund and the First United Methodist Church in Perry and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Walter Louis Sieck was born April 23, 1918, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, to Theodore and Freda Pein Sieck.
He attended Hase Dell #8 school and graduated from Underwood High School in 1936. He attended Simpson College and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in the century class of 1940. He graduated from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1947.
Walter was an ordained United Methodist minister. He began his ministry in Iowa in 1946, serving numerous United Methodist churches throughout Iowa until 1983, when he retired and moved to Perry.
Walter and Ila Fay Stille were married Aug. 21, 1941, in Silver City, Iowa. Six children blessed this union: Dean (Judy) Sieck of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Allan (Carol) Sieck of Rippey, Gloria (Kip) Lepke of Perry, Joseph (Suzie) Wintersieck of Walsenburg, Colo., Angela (John) Strutz of Cedar Rapids and Rosemary (Charles) Stetzel of Algona.
Walter and Elsina Faber were married Aug. 24, 1996, and two step-children blessed this later union, Pamela Vandever of Perry and Jean Kistler of Perry.
Walter is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Jennifer Sieck of Columbus, Ohio, Timothy Sieck of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Jon Sieck of Van Meter, Joshua Sieck of Las Vegas, Nev., Juliana Cullen of Adel, Derek Lepke of Claude, Texas, Emily York of Perry, Aza Wintersieck of Chattanooga, Tenn., Alan Wintersieck of Denver, Colo., Michael Strutz of Kansas City, Mo., Tiffany Pitra of Yakama, Wash., Britany Strutz of Kuwait City, Kuwait, Jeremy Strutz of Cedar Rapids, Jessica Stetzel of Des Moines, John Stetzel of San Diego, Calif., and Corrine Stetzel of Sacramento, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Fay; three brothers; and one sister.
In retirement, Walter spent many happy hours around the pool table with family and friends.
He continued in a ministry of visitation in his retirement years.