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Fernetta Siebrecht


Fernetta Siebrecht, 97, of Storm Lake died Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Schaller. Burial will be in Schaller Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, June 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller.

Memorials will be directed to Tunnels 4 Towers and the Huptu Squad in Schaller to replace flag poles in honor of veterans.

Fernetta was born Aug. 8, 1926, to Sydney and Nora Jeckell. Her early years were spent on a farm in Lamberton, Minn. Her family moved to Sac City, where she graduated from high school. After high school she moved to a farm north of Odebolt with her parents and younger brother. This is where she and Wayne met. Wayne and Fernetta were united in marriage Dec. 7, 1944. They welcomed home a daughter, Rosemary, and a son, David.  

Fernetta was a member of United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir and held many offices in the UMW. She also belonged to the Mr. and Mrs. Club in the church.

Fernetta helped when needed on the farm, which include unloading corn, milking cows and preparing meals for anyone around at meal time.

She was very artistic. Fernetta could hear a song and go to the piano and play it never having a lesson. She painted several pictures. She loved playing cards such as bridge, euchre, pinochle and 500. She spent many hours at a sewing machine. She made dresses for Rosemary and shirts for grandsons, quilts, jewelry bags, casserole carriers, devotion pillows, decorative pillows and banners for the church, along with repairing clothes for anyone who needed it. She also made a set of paraments for the Congregational Church in Aurelia.

Fernetta helped start the Cook-Go-Getters Girls 4-H club in her basement.

Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and then the great-great-grandchildren. She attended many sports activities that they were involved in.

Those left to cherish memories include her daughter Rosemary (Richard) Blum; son David (Kathy) Siebrecht; grandchildren: Kurt (Deb) Blum of Fort Collins, Colo.; Jason (Carolyn) Siebrecht of Cedar Rapids; Kent (Stacy) Blum of Nebraska City, Neb.; Jamie (Tracy) Siebrecht of Mount Vernon; Kory (Tonia) Blum of Schaller; great-grandchildren: Alexander (Rachel) Blum, Andrew Blum (Kaitlynn Schmurr), Adrianne (Nathan) Meyer, Austin Blum, Makenzi Blum, Sydney Blum, Christian Blum (Jaycee Harrah), Klint Blum, Kolton Blum, Dawson Blum, Brayden Blum, Addisyn Blum, Bailey Siebrecht, Cooper Siebrecht, Cobe Siebrecht, Cade Siebrecht, Madisen Cedillo, McKenna Wilson and Sydney Wilson; great-great-grandchildren: Luna Ellis and Calvin Blum; many nieces, nephews and friends she enjoyed time with.

Fernetta was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Siebrecht; sisters: Marge Armin Summers, Mildred (Chuck) Smith, Gladys (Charlie) Girardin, Naomi (Wilbur) Patten, Lilas Jeckell and Lois Jeckell; brothers: Gorden (Betty) Jeckell, Raymond (Vivian) Jeckell, Lowell Jeckell and Lloyd Jeckell.