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Glen Herman Sievers

November 12, 1933 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 86)

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Glen Sievers was born on November 12, 1933 in the small town of Beecher, Illinois. He was one of twelve children. Life was challenging and the children in his family were encouraged to work to contribute to the household instead of pursuing an education. Glen worked but also knew that he needed to go to school. At Grant Park High School he met the love of his life, Marian. That blessing was to shape his life.  

Glen and Marian were young with a dream for a family life of having a home, travelling and the opportunity to grow and expand their life. They were blessed with a daughter, Marsha, and a son, Glen Terry, while they were young. Glen became an Electrician. Under the watchful eyes of Marian and the hard work of Glen, they were able to move from the modest house in the country to their own home in town. Marian always had the dream to move to California. Glen has always wanted his wife to be happy. On one of their trips to California, Glen was vigilant and secured a job with McGhee Electric in which over the years he became greatly respected in his profession.  In 1964, they moved to California. Marian was twenty-eight and Glen was thirty-one. They were and are the total embodiment of Genesis 2:24, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh.”

In 1965, they moved to Newbury Park and within a year bought a home where they planted their roots. Glen and Marian's life consisted of being involved in the lives of their children and then their grandchildren, working faithfully in the church and the community, travelling and creating a foundation of stability for their family and loved ones.

Glen was a social butterfly. He always loved to meet people and enlist them in lively banter. If a helping hand was needed, he was there. He always shared his resources, talents and energy.  Many people were blessed because Glen Sievers crossed their path.

Glen was known for his truisms. He would say, “Sometimes you have to call it like it is- call a spade a spade and then deal with it.” Integrity was a priority. If he felt that it was necessary, he would not hesitate to tell you that, “If you mess with the bull, you get the horn.”

Throughout their lives, Glen and Marian have had many adventures, conquered many foes, and have influenced the lives of many. They have also had many challenges, all the while keeping their eyes on the Lord. Romans 5:3-4:  “And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulations bring about perseverance, and perseverance, proven character, and proven character hope.” In the midst of all things, they always had each other. 

Family has always been Glen’s main priority. Glen and Marian were married for 67 years. Glen is survived by children Marsha Jones, Glen Terry Sievers, and his daughter-in-law Melissa Sievers. His heart has always been his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Zack Miller, Natasha and her husband Derek Johnson, Amber and her husband Jimmy Clark, Crystal Jones and Daniel Glen Sievers are his grandchildren. Great-grandchildren are Zachary, Makaylah, Arianna, Shae, Jazmine, Anthony, Dasia, Maya, and DeMarcus.

Glen left this world to be with the Lord on Friday, August 28, 2020. Man is not measured by his material wealth, but by the content of his character. Glen Sievers was and is a very wealthy man.

A private service will be held at a later date.

 

...Family in the care of Erin Arteaga, Funeral Director

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