In Memory of Lucille M. Sievert

Lucille M. Sievert
Lucille M. Sievert
Born: June 26, 1930
Died: July 11, 2022
Age: 92
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Lucille M. Sievert
June 26, 1930 - July 11, 2022
From: Temple, TX

Lucille M. Sievert, age 92, of Temple, Texas, formerly Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022, in Temple, Texas.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, August 12, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father William A. McCarthy will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Lucille Marie Sievert, the seventh of nine children of Antone and Clarissa Ehrig, was born on June 26, 1930, in Danbury, Iowa. Lucille attended country school through eighth grade before she began helping on her family’s farm. In her early 20’s, Lucille moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she worked as a telephone operator. In 1958, she attended modeling school in Phoenix, Arizona.

            On February 20, 1962, Lucille married Melvin Sievert in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The couple was blessed with five children: Terry, Barb, Paul, Donna, and LaVonna. Lucille stayed home and raised their children in Ida Grove. When her husband died in 1971, Lucille returned to work as a house cleaner and then earned her certificate as a CNA, working at Morningside Care Center for the better part of 20 years. She moved to Temple, Texas, in 2004 to be closer to family.

            Lucille was surrounded by music her entire life. She enjoyed playing the guitar and singing songs with her children. She loved listening and dancing to the music of her family’s band, Next to Kin. Later in life, she enjoyed volunteering at the elementary school where she helped children learn to read. The children loved her; you could not walk past “Grandma” in the halls without giving her a hug. 

            Lucille was a devoted member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. In Temple, Texas, she was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church where she enjoyed being part of the quilting club.

            Left to embrace her memory include her sister and brother-in-law Clarissa and Merle Schumann of Ida Grove, IA; her brother-in-law Vernon Barkley of Phoenix, AZ; her children Barb (Chris) Goss of Thornton, CO, Paul Sievert of Temple, TX, Donna (James) Schneiders of Kenai, AK, and LaVonna Constance of Temple, TX; 7 grandchildren; a great grandson, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

            She was preceded in death by her parents Antone (1958) and Clarissa (1969); husband Melvin Sievert (1971); son Terry (2002); brothers Edgar (1971), Cyril (1998), Leo (1974), Rusty (2006), and Chuck (2014); sisters Rita Skou (1997) and Louise Barkley (2022); brother-in-law David Skou (1997) and sisters-in-law Dorothy (1989), Norma (2015), Catherine (2020), Arlene (2006), and Carolyn (2022). 


10:00 a.m., Friday
August 12, 2022
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father William A. McCarthy


Honorary Pallbearers
John Brinkman
Ken Newquist
Larry Ehrig
Wayne Ehrig
Tony Ehrig 

In Loving Memory
John Ehrig


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Christensen-Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"In The Garden"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Here I'm Lord"
"I'll Fly Away"
"How Great Thou Art"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Go Rest High On That Mountain"


Sacred Heart Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, August 8, 2022 at 9:37 AM
“I babysat for Lucille a few times. What a lovely lady! Always happy and so pleasant. My condolences to the family!”
- Denise Schau
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