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Elizabeth (Spears) Siefker

February 27, 1927 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Elizabeth Siefker Obituary

The family of Elizabeth Siefker, known to us as Betty, are sad to share the news of her death on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Born to Harold M. and Stella Grace (Dunne) Spears on February 22, 1927, in Rockford, IL, the family moved to LaPorte in 1931. Betty attended St. Peter’s school and graduated from LaPorte High School in 1944. Post high school, Betty was employed in administrative services at Kingsbury Ordnance Plant and Hargrave & Hargrave Insurance.

A June bride, Betty married Eugene G. Siefker of Columbus Grove, Ohio, on June 30, 1951. As their family grew, Betty was most active in the raising and educating of their seven children and the founding and growth of the family business. A co-founder of Showmen Supplies, Inc., Betty served as Executive Administrator until her retirement in 2013.

Betty made time for civic and community work as well. She was a 2-term president of LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary and was Chairperson of the Northern Area Council of Hospital Auxiliaries, later serving on the Board of LaPorte Hospital Foundation. She was a member of the Women’s Literary Society where she served as Treasurer, a member of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, and a member of two Red Hat Societies –the Classy Red Hatters of LaPorte and the Queens of Hearts in San Diego, CA.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Gene (1991) and her daughter Linda Jean (2020). She is survived--and will be deeply missed--by her children: Gail (Patrick) Hahn, Kathleen (Carey) LeGrange, Mark Siefker, Maureen (Christopher) Lindsey, Alison (Michael) Bartley, and Scott (Kimberly) Siefker. Betty leaves behind eleven grandchildren: Megan (Patrick Zueger) Cangelosi, Mark Cangelosi, Alec (Mikail) Cangelosi, Andrew (Cyndi) Bartley, Katy Bartley, Elizabeth (Trevor) Hahm, Claire Lindsey, Grace Siefker, Graham Siefker, Emily Siefker, and Ian Siefker. Betty had six great-grandchildren: Camille and Julian Zueger, Avery, Carson and Emma Bartley, and Benjamin Cangelosi.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, 109 C. Street, La Porte, Indiana, on Saturday morning, February 3, 2024, at 11:00 am. Family and friends may gather at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or Unity Foundation of La Porte County.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 2, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Visitation
Saturday
February 3, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church
109 C. Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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