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Elvern “Bud” Siebert, 83, Keyesport

Elvern “Bud” Siebert

Elvern “Bud” Siebert, age 83 of Keyesport, passed away at his home at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023.


Funeral 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2023, Crown Point Church, 966 N. Carlyle Road, Vandalia, Illinois 62471.  Pastor Pete LeDuc will officiate the funeral.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials may be made to the Live Like Lincoln Foundation.


Elvern Dallas Siebert, Jr., the son of Elvern Dallas Sr. and Lucille Clara Christine (Volkmar) Siebert, was born June 14, 1939, in Highland, Illinois.  Bud grew up on the family farm.  He attended the local schools and graduated from Carlyle High School with the class of 1957.  Bud farmed with his father, 4th generation farmer on the Siebert Family Farm.


Bud and Mayme J. Brown were united in marriage on September 14, 1958, at the Woburn Baptist Church.  They enjoyed 49 years of marriage.  They are the parents of Todd Alan Siebert and wife Mary of Greenville and Janet Elaine Tomlinson and husband Tony of Lebanon, Tennessee.  Preceded in death by 2 children in infancy, Marcella Ann Siebert and Kevin Dallas Siebert.  Mayme passed away November 24, 2007.


Bud married Opal Joan (Cearlock) Shafer on February 13, 2009.  She is the mother of Todd Shafer, Carol Reeter, and Wade Shafter.  They are members of the Crown Point Church in Vandalia.


Bud served for over 27 years on the Tamalco Township Board and was the road supervisor.  His greatest loves were his family, grandchildren, farming, and tractors.  Bud and Joan enjoyed dancing together.


Surviving is his wife, his 2 children, sister Betty Bryant of Maryville, Illinois and his grandchildren: Travis Campbell and wife Hailey of Tennessee, Eli Tomlinson and wife Ivy of Tennessee, and Levi Siebert of Greenville.  Great-grandchildren: Maleah, Madelyn, and Kai Campbell and Ellie Siebert.


Bud was preceded in death by his parents, 2 children in infancy, wife Mayme, and a grandson Lincoln Siebert, May 24, 2020.


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