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Kent Pierce Siefker

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Kent Pierce Siefker, 87, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Mon., Aug. 29, 2022. A Graveside Service for family was held at 10 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 12, 2022, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso. Pastor Wendell Powers officiated.

Kent Siefker was born March 22, 1935, to Frank Ernst Siefker and Gladys Pierce Siefker in Mapleton, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Mapleton, Iowa, and graduated with the class of 1954. He then enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in Korea during the Korean War. He then specialized in Air Defense and was stationed in Florida, Texas and California. He retired from the Army after twenty years of service as a sergeant.

Upon retirement, he was employed with Litton Data Systems and their Air Defense Systems out of Van Nuys, Calif. His job with Litton entailed him working overseas in Germany, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other locations worldwide. He enjoyed the travel and spending holidays in various locations abroad.

On Dec. 14, 1963, he married Carol Lake in Menomonee Falls, Wis. They had two children, Michael and Karen.

Kent attended Cielo Vista Park Baptist Church and then Scottsdale Baptist Church during his time of living in El Paso.

Kent enjoyed traveling and participating in Volksmarches. He enjoyed visits from friends and frequented McDonalds to visit his friends who met there daily.

Kent is survived by his son, Michael and wife Rhonda; daughter, Karen and husband Wendell Powers; grandchildren, Kristin Westbrook, Laura Dickens, Ryan Powers and Lindsey Vásquez; four great-grandchildren, Katie and Tarrant Westbrook, along with Ellie and Kyle Dickens. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Wilma Siefker; three nephews, Scott, David and Todd and his in-laws, Kenneth “Buddy” Lake Jr. and Shirley O’Connor and their families.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Siefker; his parents, Frank and Gladys; his brother, Doug and grandson, Justin.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request memorial contributions be made to your local fire department, EMS agency or Veterans’ organization.

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