Walter J. Siewing, 74, a retired rancher, died of natural causes on Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Missouri River Manor in Great Falls.
He was born Dec. 6, 1939, the son of Herman and Clara (Buen) Siewing in Glasgow. He was educated at the local country school and graduated from Saco High School in 1959. He was raised on the family farm and took it over after his parents retired. He especially looked forward to calving in the spring and spring planting. His father developed an irrigation system that was very unique to the area. Walter maintained the system for many years and raised and sold cleaned certified seed. He and his family raised a very large garden and would travel and sell the vegetables.
He was involved in the Saco Lutheran Church, a member of the Cottonwood Grazing Assoc ., and the Gideons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger; and his best friend, Uncle Harold Buen.
Survivors include one nephew, Joshua Siewing, and a sister-in-law, Linda Siewing, both of Fargo, N.D .; three uncles, Arthur Buen and his wife, Eleanor, Hartvik Garsjo and Ernest Kummerfeldt; one aunt, Lila Buen; and numerous close cousins.
The family received friends at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Saco Lutheran Church, followed by interment in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco.
The family would like to especially thank cousin Linda Lassila for her love, care and compassion. Linda is Walter's own special angel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local Gideons or the Saco Lutheran Church.
Condolences for the family may be left at http://www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.