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Frances Marie Siewert, 94

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Frances Marie (Jablonske) Siewert, 94, of Red Wing, died Nov. 17, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park, where she lived since 2010.

Frances was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Red Wing, Minn., the daughter of William and Hazel (Hultberg) Jablonske. She was baptized in May of 1920, and confirmed March 25, 1934, at St. John's Lutheran Church. She attended Jefferson School and later graduated from Red Wing Central High in 1938. Frances married William H. Siewert on April 25, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., and they were married for over 50 years.

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Frances worked at the St. Paul downtown airport during World War II as an aviation mechanic.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Frances joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church Nov. 19, 1957 to present, where she had been a Sunday school teacher, involved in the Ladies Circles, Bible Study groups, and enjoyed helping in the kitchen with funerals. She was also a member of the Leo C. Peterson #54 Auxiliary for 65 years, the 14th Armored Division from World War II for over 40 years, and also had joined the Purple Heart in 1977.

Frances & William were avid travelers to his World War II reunions all around the United States, but her favorite place to travel was her annual trip to Las Vegas with her beloved daughters. Frances went nowhere without her camera, which she was well-known for. Besides taking photos, she had a deep love and passion for gardening, both flowers and vegetables - for which she counted the days until planting and even enjoyed weeding, and later marveled at her reap that she later canned. Her family was precious, so her times during the holidays were treasured; she loved to cook and bake, and looked for any reason or occasion to have the family over.

Frances is survived by her three children; Gloria Boldt, Glenn (Anne)Siewert and Gayle Siewert; four grandchildren Wade (Sheryle) Boldt, Scott (Mandi) Boldt, Monica (William) Root and Ashley Siewert; thirteen great-grandchildren: KC and Josie Boldt, Brady, Kaylie and Misty Boldt, Mariah and Chenoa Vagt, Bruce Warnke, Kayson Morseth, Madison and Kaden Erie, and Mason and Nelson Root; one great-great-granddaughter, Arura Boldt along with many nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill of 50 years; son-in-law, Roger Boldt; and two great-grandsons, Cody Boldt and Austin Erie.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with Reverend Kristen Schlauderaff officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Mississippi Shuffle-American Cancer Society.

Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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