Ethel Sievers

Ethel E. Sievers, 93, died Friday, Aug. 24, at Magnolia Hills Assisted Living in Grafton.

Mrs. Sievers was born Nov. 17, 1924, to William and Adela “Ethel” Krohn Mintzlaff and grew up on the family farm on Pleasant Valley Road in the Town of Cedarburg.

She was the youngest of five children.

Mrs. Sievers grew up During the Great Depression and graduated from Cedarburg High School as many of her classmates entered World War II.

In 1950, she married Erwin Sievers. They lived and worked on the Sievers family farm on Lakefield Road in the Town of Grafton.

The couple was married for 59 years before Mr. Sievers’s death.

Mrs. Sievers was a caregiver for most of her life. She worked at the former St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington as a nurses aide for more than 25 years, usually on the night shift.

She also took care of her nieces and nephews as they were growing up, and her parents, husband and other family members in their later years.

Following Mr. Sievers death, she moved to Lasata Heights in Cedarburg where she enjoyed the companionship of her fellow residents. She loved knitting and made over one hundred pairs of mittens for the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She was proud of the ribbons she won for her knitting at the Ozaukee County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair, her family said.

She was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Grafton.

Following a stroke in April 2017, she moved to Magnolia Hills.

Her family said she enjoyed the company of others throughout her life.

She had a quick wit and saw humor in everyday events.

She liked to share stories and often started conversations with “That reminds me of the time...”

Mrs. Sievers is survived by her son Glenn of Grafton and sister-in-law Anita Lucht.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings Bernice (Ervin) Mueller, Winfred (Elsa) Mintzlaff, Ervin (Inez) Mintzlaff and Louise (Alfred) Beimborn.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at St. John Lutheran Church in Grafton.

Visitation will be at the church from 4 p.m. until the service.

Mueller Funeral Home of Grafton is handling the arrangements.



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