Garry R. Siekmann, 52, of Leesburg, Virginia, died peacefully on February 13, 2015.
Garry was born on January 8, 1963, to Glen and Evelyn Siekmann. He grew up in the Springfield area and graduated from Springfield High School in 1981. Garry served in the United States Army from 1981 to 2001 stationed in various locations with half of his career in Germany and retiring in Virginia. He married Gail Vogel on June 11, 1983. They were blessed with two children, Crystal and Adam. After retirement from the U.S. Army, he was employed by the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., as the Secretary of Transportation’s driver; later in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a special investigator, and his last assignment was as transportation specialist in Washington, D.C.
Garry cherished spending time with his wife and children and loved to drive long distances to visit with family. His grandson brought him much joy. He enjoyed RV traveling, a pre-retirement dream, and had a passion for Starbucks coffee. He created many friendships through his careers with the U.S. Army and Department of Transportation.
He is survived by his wife, Gail; daughter, Crystal and her husband Keegan Martin, and grandson, Aidin Martin, of Boston, Mass.; son, Adam Siekmann and special friend Amanda Burnette of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight siblings, Janet (Lenny) Groff, Bev (Larry) Roiger, Glenda Zupfer, Connie (Steve) Gregg, Ruth (Dave) Johnson, Gloria Hale, Duane (Tracy) Siekmann and Laura (Tom) Hanson; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Garry joined in heaven his parents, Glen and Evelyn; sister, Muriel Siekmann; and great-niece, Emma Groff.
A funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13.
In lieu of flowers Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, Springfield, Minnesota 56087, or Pancreas Cancer Foundation.