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Jeffrey Sieg

Jeffery Sieg, 61, of Emerado, ND went home to his heavenly father due to natural causes on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Lewy Lee Fieldhouse at Mayville State University in Mayville, ND.   

Jeffery R. Sieg was born November 17, 1957 in Grand Forks, ND to Raland and Darlyne (Griese) Sieg. He spent his childhood years at Emerado and graduated from Larimore High School. During high school, Jeff enjoyed playing football. He became an assistant football coach for the Larimore football team.

Jeff attended NDSU, graduating with a degree in Agricultural Management and went on and graduated from UND with an undergrad in Elementary Ed and a master’s degree in Education Leadership. Jeff spent a number of years teaching science at Emerado Middle School. He then moved on to teach at Mayville State University.

On October 15, 1994, Jeff married Joy Hillesland at Evangelical Free Church in Grand Forks, ND. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Jeff desired to learn new things. He was an avid reader. It seems like he always had a book in his hands. He would read westerns for fun or many different subjects just to learn something new. He was even caught with the dictionary in his hand looking up new words.

Jeff was a faithful reader of the bible. He came to know the Lord at a Billy Graham event. His grandma Mathilda and grandpa Herman were great influences for Jeff’s desire to follow the Lord’s teachings.

Jeff really enjoyed teaching and especially enjoyed getting to know his students. They brought much joy to his life. He had a lot of fun with them and he would give them nicknames.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Joy, of Emerado, ND; uncle and aunt, Norman and Ruby Sieg and their children, Larry and Peggy.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

"Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again." John 3:3. Jeff's desire would be for you to read and heed the words of that scripture therefore insuring we would all be together again throughout eternity.

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I last worked with Jeff at Mayville State seven years ago and I devastated to hear of his passing just now. He did truly touch more lives than he realized. I've recited our passing conversations more times than I can count and his eternal optimism had an enormous impact with both his students and colleagues. Rest In Power Mr. Sieg.

Richard E Smith Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Joy;
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Jeffrey. We are praying for you.
Love, Pastor Wally & Gail Wildman

Gail Wildman Nov 19 2019 12:00 AM

I coached with "Siggy" for a few years up at Larimore and have great memories of working with him. He was a great friend and mentor during my time there and had a great sense of humor. I miss him a lot - he was a great man and meant to work with kids.

Scott Ripley Nov 19 2019 12:00 AM

I was 2 years younger than Jeff n played football n baseball with him at larimore. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was someone who I have many fond memories of. I am a better person having know Jeff. He was a strong competitor who always gave me advice n support. He made this world a better place.

Love n thoughts. Dave Maurer

Dave Maurer Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

Mr. Sieg was my 6th grade science teacher when I was in school. He always helped me on my homework and to try to understand it. It saddens me that he is gone. He was a great inspiration to many people and will greatly be missed Fly high Mr. Sieg R.I.P
Katrina Opp (Dunn)

Katrina Opp (Dunn) Nov 17 2019 12:00 AM

Jeff "Mr. Sieg" was one of my all time favorite teachers during my time at Mayville State. I had such a wonderful experience there and especially loved being in his class. He always greeted me with a big smile and always knew my name!!! He called me Brittany Joy, and it always made me feel so special. Many years after I graduated, I ran into him, and he still remembered my name. He was "one of a kind" and will never ever be forgotten. I know he is with Jesus and Heaven sure is blessed to have him. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Brittany Joy Nov 17 2019 12:00 AM

You and your familyhave our sincere sympathy. His mother was my cousinand I have many fond memories of growing up with family. May the lord comfort you in your grief.


Ron and I would like to share our sympathies for you. Ron often spoke of Jeff who was a special person to him.When Ron was walking by Jeff's classroom, Jeff would often ask him to come in and introduce Ron to the class and acknowledge what a good teacher Ron was. Apparently, Jeff was a wonderful teacher also. We know he will be missed by all past and present students. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all on this difficult day

Ron & Judy Semmens Nov 16 2019 12:00 AM

The world just lost one its best. Mr. Sieg was my science teacher at Emerado Elementary School from 6th to 8th grade. He encouraged me to join the Science Honors Program and unbeknownst to him was the sole inspiration of me becoming a scientist. He should be celebrating his birthday tomorrow. I know he is in a better place but this one hurts.

Sabrina (Tyler) Anderson Nov 16 2019 12:00 AM

Joy, I graduated with Jeff from LHS in 1976. I attended NDSU with him, and roomed with him in our apartment in 77-78. Jeff was a great guy; very observant and feeling; sincere and genuine. I missed visiting with him, and had tried a few times the last few years to get in contact. Of course now, I wish I would have made a better effort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sure he is enveloped in Gods radiant Love, along with his parents and grandparents, which I am sure he missed so much. May God console you and grant you many wonderful memories. May friends and family offer an ear and shoulder, to ease your burden. I am on FB, and have lost my spouse too. Give me a call sometime, if you need someone to be there. God Bless. Dennis McCoy

Dennis E McCoy Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

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