GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                              Sunday, October 20, 2002

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Peter J. Siemens

-  Former farmer and rancher Peter J. Siemens, 88, of Harlem, died Friday at a Chinook care facility of natural causes.

  His funeral is 2 p.m. Monday at Harlem High School's little gym, with burial in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements.

  Survivors include his wife, Edna Siemens of Harlem; daughters Peggy Zavalney of Bozeman, Penny Snider of Harlem and Patricia Ruff of Belgrade; a son, Patrick Siemens of Big Fork; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

  A son, Peter Siemens, died in 1972

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                      Monday, October 21, 2002

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PETER SIEMENS       

           

  HARLEM - Peter Jacob Siemens, 88, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at a Chinook nursing home due to natural causes.

   Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. today in the Harlem High School gymnasium. A horse-drawn hearse will escort the family and friends to the Harlem Cemetery.

   Peter was born Feb. 26, 1914, to Jacob and Marie (Klatt) Siemens on the homestead north of Chinook. He was raised and attended country school north of Chinook.

   Peter married Edna Braunstadter on Feb. 26, 1942, in Great Falls. 

  Pete was a well-known cowboy in the area and broke many horses over the years. Many of the horses he broke in the early 1940s were sold to the cavalry during World War II. Pete also worked construction in Bozeman for five years and returned to Harlem when he retired.

   Peter was preceded in death by his son, Peter Jacob Siemens Jr. in 1972.

   Survivors include his wife, Edna Siemens of Harlem; daughters, Peggy (George) Zavalney of Bozeman, Penny (Roger) Snider of Harlem, Patricia (Todd) Ruff of Belgrade; son, Patrick (Wilma) Siemens of Bigfork; sisters, Martha Rutherford of Redding, Calif., and Eva LaFranchise of Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.  

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                      Wednesday, October 23, 2002

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Pete Siemens

   Peter Jacob Siemens, 88, went to ride the big open skies on October 18, 2002, when he died of natural causes at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, in the Lit­tle Gym of the Harlem High School. A horse drawn hearse escorted the family and friends to Pete’s final resting place next to his son’s grave in the Harlem Cemetery. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

   Pete, the youngest of nine children born to Jacob and Marie (Klatt) Siemens, was born on February 26, 1914, on the fam­ily’s homestead north of Chi­nook. He was raised arid educated in country schools north of Chi­nook.

   A well-known cowboy in this area, Pete broke many horses over the years and in the 1940’s many of the horses he broke were sold to the Calvary to be used during World War II. He will always be remembered for his love of horses and animals.

   On February 26, 1942, Pete married Edna Braunstadter in Great Falls and together they raised five children. He worked on construction in Bozeman for five years, returning to Harlem when he retired.

   Survivors include his wife Edna Siemens of Harlem; three daughters, Peggy (George) Zavalney of Bozeman, Penny (Roger) Snider of Harlem, and Patricia (Todd) Ruff of Belgrade; a son, Patrick (Wilma) Siemens of Big Fork; two sisters, Martha Rutherford of Redding, CA and Eva LaFranchise of Portland, OR; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; six great grandchildren; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by a son, Peter Jacob Siemens, Jr. in 1972.

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