March 29, 1928 – Sept. 22, 2017
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO -- George J. Siers, age 89, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Fremont, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Omaha.
George was born near Arlington on March 29, 1928, to William and Margaret Siercks. He lived in Beatrice, Fremont and Missouri before retiring to Palm Springs, California. He spent his last years living in Fort Collins. He attended Fremont Public Schools and Midland Lutheran College where he obtained a BS in Business Administration, 1957. He also attended Syracuse University School of Sales Management & Marketing, 1967.
He began his career on his 22nd birthday as a retail store manager and part owner, 1952. He then joined the U.S. Army and served with the Military Police where he served in Japan, 1952-1954. George earned his honorable discharge with Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Medal. Following his military career he worked for Tote Systems in Beatrice, serving as the General Sales Manager from 1957-1970. He also worked for Hoover Ball & Bearing serving as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Erwin, Tennessee, from 1970-1972. George also worked for Pathfinder Companies, where he served as President, from 1975 until the time of his passing.
George was very involved in the communities that he lived in. He served on many boards including Fremont, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, Eagles, Beatrice - Board of Trustees John J. Pershing College, Masonic Lodge, Nebraska York Rite of Freemasonry, Royal Order of Jesters, Lincoln - Sesostris Shrine Temple, Past President Blue Valley Shrine Club, Nebraska - Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska, New York - American Legion Post No. 20, Tennessee - Organized and served as first President of Unicol County, Tennessee, Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club
He was a member of the Church of Christ Church in Beatrice, as well as St. James Episcopal Church in Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Murphy in 2006.
He is survived by his two children, Jay Siers and Gigi Siers; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and special friend, Barbara Anderson.
Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com
Memorials may be directed to Child Savings Institute of Omaha.
Memorial service will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20 following the memorial service at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Gathering will follow at J's Steakhouse.