June 6, 2019


Vera Siemann, 97, of Carroll, died early Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. John Paul II Parish-Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Allan Reicks. Con-celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Dr. Franklyn Busby, pastoral musician, and the Holy Spirit Resurrection Choir. Lectors will be Susan Kanne and Katie Frasor Mourning. Gift bearers will be Jimmy, Scott and Thomas Siemann. Casket bearers will be Greg Siemann, Bill Siemann, Paul Siemann, Jim Siemann, Mark Siemann, Nick Siemann and Fadjar Budhijanto. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery near Lohrville.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Vera’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Vera Jensen Siemann was born May 6, 1922, in Denison, Iowa, to Hugo P. and Mary Grace (Mullen) Jensen. Vera graduated from Denison High School in 1940 and attended the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Council Bluffs receiving her RN certification in 1943. She was appointed a Red Cross nurse and worked at the Jefferson, Iowa, hospital during the remainder of World War II. She was able to complete her bachelor of science degree from the College of St Francis in 1987.

She married Cecil Siemann in Denison, Iowa, on Aug. 1, 1945. Cecil and Vera lived on the family farm southeast of Lohrville until 1961 when they moved to Carroll. In 1985 they moved to Boulder, Colorado, where they resided until Mr. Siemann’s death in 2007. Vera then relocated back to Carroll for her final years.

Vera was an avid reader and always enjoyed traveling. She loved the family’s annual trips to Lake Okoboji.

Vera is survived by her children: Gregory (Carolyn) Siemann of Carroll, William (Linda) Siemann of Loveland, Colorado, Joan Frasor of Golden Beach, Florida, Paul Siemann of Denver, Colorado, Mary “Diane” (Burt) Chojnowski of Fairfield, Iowa, James (Lynne) Siemann of San Diego, California, Mark (Sheila) Siemann of Erie, Colorado, Joseph “Nick” (Renely) Siemann of Kailua, Hawaii, Jonathan Siemann of Longmont, Colorado, and Fadjar and Kanti Budhijanto of Katy, Texas; daughter-in-law Nona Siemann of Furlong, Pennsylvania; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, who died in 2007; parents; brother Don; sisters Marie and Betty; daughter Laura, who died in 1986; son Christopher, who died in 2016; grandson Kevin Frasor, who died in 2014; and son-in-law Thomas Frasor, who died in 2011.