Kathryn Evelyn Sieswerda, of Niles

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Oct. 2, 1913 — March 19, 2016

Kathryn Evelyn Sieswerda, 102, former long-time resident of Niles, Michigan died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Greenwood, Indiana following a brief illness.

Kathryn Evelyn Sieswerda

Kathryn Evelyn Sieswerda

She was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Charleston, Illinois to the late Perry and Nora (Martin) Roberts. She came to Niles as a child, attended Niles schools and resided in Niles for several years with her beloved Husband, Fred Sieswerda (Passed Date: March 1st, 1981). Kathryn and Fred were married June 15th, 1935. Kathryn was involved in every aspect of her church, Saint John’s United Church of Christ on Sycamore Street in Niles Michigan for many years. She was a proud housewife and cared for her and Fred’s only child, Kathy Ann Hebner, who survives. (Husband Jerry Hebner, Passing Date: January 31st, 2000).

Kathryn had four lovely sisters, all proceeding in death. She also had three wonderful brothers, proceeding in death. In addition to her daughter, Kathryn is survived by her four grandchildren: Greg (Irlan) Hebner, Debbra Jackson, Brian (& Angela) Hebner and David (Joanie) Hebner. She is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren: Jasamyne Jackson, David Jackson II, Felicia Hebner, Ashley Hebner, Haley (Christopher) Maxwell and Chayse Hebner. She is finally survived by her soon-to-be great-great-grandchild, Evelyn Marie Maxwell.

Kathryn was loved by many and respected by everyone who had the honor of her presence.

Kathryn went home to our Father peacefully in her Indiana home. She was surrounded by love.

Kathryn would want you to make a donation, in her name, to the Breast Cancer Foundation or the MS Foundation, instead of flowers.

Kathryn’s request, she will be laid to rest in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles Michigan at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Family and Friends are welcome to be present for the graveside service.

Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.