May 24, 2023
Herbert C. "Herb" Sievers, 74, of Staunton, Ill., died on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born June 20, 1948, in Litchfield, the son of the late Charles F. and Vera (Gerdes) Sievers. He married Linda Pass on April 25, 1970, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Staunton, and she survives.
Herb was the owner of Sievers Truck Service in Staunton for many years. He started it in 1973 with one truck and over the years grew the business to over 20 trucks. As the trucking business grew, he maintained his family farm, which he called his "therapy." He enjoyed going to the Lake of the Ozarks and boating with family and friends. He also enjoyed going to the NASCAR races with friends. He was a history buff, and his favorite band was the Eagles, which he always loved to see in concert. He also served as alderman for the City of Staunton for four years. He loved spending time with his family. Herb was known as a hard worker and never knew what a less-than-40-hour work week was. He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest.
Herb is survived by his wife, Linda Sievers of Staunton; one son, Mark (Katrina) Sievers of Staunton; two daughters, Angie (Lige) Daley of Highland, Missy Griffith of Staunton; eight grandchildren, Michael Pratt, Lucas Sievers, Elijah Daley, Cadence Daley, Emerson Daley, Colton Griffith, Calvin Griffith, Mila Griffith; two sisters; one brother; sister-in-law, Caroline Strasen of Staunton; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Donald Ivey.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 22, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with Pastor Scott Busacker officiating. Interment will be in Spangle Cemetery near Livingston.
Memorials are suggested to either Spangle Cemetery, Staunton Volunteer Fire Department, or to Staunton Food Pantry/Helping Hands Center. Condolences may be left online at http://www.williamsonfh.com.