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Kenneth E. “Phrogg” Seibert, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at his home.
The family will greet friends on Friday, January 19, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m., that same evening, at the church, with The Reverend Deborah Stowers officiating. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Gifts of love and friendship may be given to Henry County Health Center Foundation or Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born February 11, 1951, in Ottumwa, IA, Kenneth Eugene was the son of John Kenneth “Jack” and Alice Elizabeth “Betty” Bloodsworth Seibert. He was a 1969 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. He attended Southeastern Community College for one year. On July 26, 1980, Ken married Ava Marie Sudbrink at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant.
Ken worked at Heatilator, did construction, drove a semi over the road, and performed other odd jobs prior to beginning his 27-year career as a correction officer at the Mt. Pleasant Treatment Center. He retired in 2012. Ken was a former Mt. Pleasant fireman, as well as, a special deputy for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department. He served as a past president of the Lion’s Club.
Putting others first, Ken loved spending time with his friends and family and most importantly adored his grandchildren. In his younger years, he played fast-pitch softball and rugby, along with participating in community theater. He enjoyed photography, fishing, golfing, camping and traveling. Ken helped build the playground at Saunders School. He was an avid Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeye, and Chicago Cubs fan. Recently he played cards, worked lots of crossword puzzles, played on a pool league and was a voracious reader.
Along with his loving wife, Ava, of 37 years, Ken is survived by two daughters, Kendra Seibert of Mt. Pleasant, IA, and Anna (Aaron) Dale of Memphis, MO; a brother, Tom (Carolyn) Seibert of Burlington, IA; and a sister, Sue (Jim) Melvin of Rheinland, MO. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Vince, Olivia, Zavier, Sylvie, and Rylee.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents.