August 31, 1931 - April 17, 2017
Esther Marie Siebeneicher, formerly of Tustin, passed away Monday evening, April 17, 2017 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin. She was 85.
Mrs. Siebeneicher was born August 31, 1931 in Hopkins, Michigan to Paul and Clara (Hilaski) Gigowski and they preceded her in passing. On August 31, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan she married Rev. James E. Siebeneicher and he also precede her passing on March 16, 1993.
She had been a resident of the Tustin area since 1981 and had attended the First Baptist Church of Tustin. Mrs. Siebeneicher, along with her husband, worked with American Missionary Fellowship for many years, ministering the gospel to others. Esther led ladies groups and engaged in special speaking commitments through her work. She had a charismatic personality that was prefect for working with youth.
Mrs. Siebeneicher was a gifted gardener and enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She also enjoyed knitting and donated various items and gifted many different knitted items to her family and friends. In her younger years she was a tap dancer and could also play the piano.
She is survived by her children: Michael James Siebeneicher of California, Bonnie Marie Burns of Oregon, Catherine (Jeff) Knapp of Cedar Springs, Michigan; grandchildren: Stephanie and Eric Siebeneicher, Benjamin, Joseph, Nathan, Rachel, Andrew and Luke Martin, Jeffrey James Knapp; 11 great-grandchildren; 6 step great- grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Florence Gigowski of Georgia.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Norkus and two brothers, Carl and Donald Gigowski.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac. Friends may meet the family Friday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Burdell Township Cemetery in Tustin.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Missionary Fellowship. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
Christine Engels - Apr 19th, 2017 5:36 pm
"Esther will be missed dearly. I have know Esther almost all of my life. VBS at church and Sunday School. Esther was always at family gatherings .I will treasure her always and her Strong faith in Jesus. Esther was such a great example and I loved her just like a grandma. I will treasure all the great memories.Esther I love you and so does Hunter.I will be praying for the family in this difficult time."
Kitty Ruppert - Apr 20th, 2017 8:11 am
"Thankful for my friendship with Esther and the talks we had. She also had my boys in their after school club. Lovely , lovey woman of God."
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