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Banks Sieber

Oct 16, 2009

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot, for Banks Harold Sieber, 88, who died Friday, Oct. 9 at Trinity Nursing Home.

Burial was in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.

Banks was born Nov. 17, 1920 on the family farm near Wolford, a son of Banks J. and Helen (McNitt) Sieber. He attended Wolford Public School and graduated from NDSU in 1942. Following college he entered the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater for nearly two years. He married Evelyn L. Sanderson on May 22, 1945 at the Presbyterian church in Texas where he was stationed. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 11, 1945. The couple returned to North Dakota, residing in Center where he worked as a County Extension Agent. He also worked in Sheridan County and eventually Bottineau County, where they spent the majority of their life. He retired Aug. 30, 1980 after 30 years of service. After retiring, he worked with the Bottineau County Weed Board, ND-Manitoba Zero Till Association, the Bottineau Chamber of Commerce and as an independent farm management consultant. In 2007, he was inducted into the ND Agriculture Hall of Fame for organizing rural water and telephone services. In 1997, the couple moved to Minot where he stayed active with the County Weed Board and Golden Kiwanis.

He was active in many community activities and service groups, 4-H, and the Tractor Safety School and Homemakers programs.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Dennis and Byron; a daughter, Elaine Anderson; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Maxine Strand of Rugby; a sister-in-law, Helen Sieber; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Loretta Sieber; a daughter-in-law, Karen Sieber; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Margret Braaten.

Arrangements by Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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