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Kay Sieg

March 20, 1935 — May 11, 2023



Catherine ‘Kay’ Elizabeth Sieg, age 88, of South Branch passed away on May 11, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in St. James with her daughters by her side. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday May 16 11AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in South Branch with Rev. Matthew Rusert officiating with visitation on Monday 4:00-7:00PM at Zaharia Funeral Home in Truman and one hour before the service at the church.

Kay was born on March 20, 1935 in Bingham Lake to Ray and Margaret (Malady) Davis. Kay was their only daughter with five brothers. She attended school in South Branch and Truman High School. She married Wilbert Sieg on February 4, 1956 where they lived in rural Lewisville until they purchased their forever home and farm in South Branch. They were blessed with 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. As Jodi would say, "they saved the best for last” when she arrived on Christmas Day. Kay was a great cook and shared her skills as a cook for St. John’s Parochial School and later at Pleasantview Good Samaritan Nursing Home for 21 years until her retirement. Kay always had a huge garden which kept her busy canning and cooking for her large family. She continued to work in her garden up until last year when her health declined. Kay was always looking for a new recipe and making sure the cookie jar was full for anyone who stopped in at the farm. The cookie jar was the first stop when they came to visit. Even the farm dogs enjoyed their “treats” from the cookie jar! Kay always put everyone’s needs before her own. Kay loved playing cards with family and was active in the Truman 500 card club with her partner Olivia for 48 years. Kay was also known for her many quilts she made for her children and grandchild and crocheted baby blankets.

Kay will be missed by her children Douglas (Midge) Sieg of Truman, Curtis Sieg of St. James, Brian Sieg of St. James, Alan (Rudine) Sieg of Truman, Julie (Dan) Barickman of Garner, IA, Jackie (John) Luttrell of Clark, SD and Jodi Hill of Maxwell, IA; 9 grandchildren; Steph, Stacy, Darcy, Derik, Tucker, Matt, Samantha, Nicole and Isabelle; 12 great grandkids with another on the way; one brother Jim Davis; sister in laws Marlene Davis and Olivia Kopischke and many nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert of 64 years, granddaughter Kimberly Sieg, great granddaughter Emilie Hissam, brothers Donny Davis, Robert Davis, Richard Davis and Gary Davis.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Martin Luther High School. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 15, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service

102 East Ciro Street, Truman, MN 56088

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Johns Lutheran-South Branch

41486 760th Ave., St. James, MN 56081

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