Jean Elaine (Knipfel) Siebert
March 11, 1952- April 15, 2023
After a long battle against cancer, Jean was called to her heavenly father, peacefully at her home on April 15, 2023. She was born in York to Bob and June Knipfel. United in marriage at Emmanuel Lutheran Church to Lester Siebert of Henderson on September 11, 1972, they raised 3 children on their farm.
Left to cherish and remember her are her husband and children Craig (Krystal) Siebert of Sedgwich, Kansas, Heather (Jeremy) Hall of Elm Creek and Alex (Melissa) Siebert of Henderson. Grandchildren, Jayden, Kaia, Braxton & Leighton Siebert. Rylan, Brett & Brileigh Hall, Bently Riblett, Nathyn, Kairi, Kayden, & Landon Siebert. Siblings JoAnn (Stan) Williams, Susan (Paul) Hurd, Don (Terese) Knipfel and Nancy (Roger) Goodban. Also many nieces, nephews and extended family.
While spending years helping her husband farm, she was also an elected member of the McCool Junction School Board. Later she took a job managing the Hallmark store in York. She took much pride in making the store a success often working longer hours than required to make sure it was all done right. She enjoyed visiting with customers, “shopping” for the store and decorating. Even when she was working she always made time for her grand kids and all of their activities. After retiring, Jean and her husband enjoyed traveling around the country, seeing many wonderful areas, taking vacations with family and stopping at antique stores and wineries along the way.
Jean (Sniffles) was known for her laugh and being able to include everyone in the fun she was having in life. She will also be remembered for her cooking and hosting abilities.
Preceding Jean in her death are her parents, Robert and June Knipfel and in-laws Robert and Helen Siebert.
Funeral services will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York Nebraska April 24th at 11 a.m. Family will be available for visitation starting at 9.
In lieu of flowers, the family will divide any contributions between Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Jean Elaine (Knipfel) Siebert
My sincere condolences to Lester and family. I remember all the fun times with Sniffles and her wonderful laugh, kindness and devotion to her family. She will be sorely missed by many. May God’s loving arms hold you close and comfort you during this time.
I went to high school with Jean and have maintained a friendship with her over the years. My memories of her are all good. She was always so witty and fun to be around and between her & Kerri Naber, it was like being in the middle of a comedy show. I can’t imagine the sorrow you are feeling and I am sorry you have to go through this. God bless you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was always a great friend.
Jean was the first person to welcome me to York High School when I transferred there from St. Joe’s. She looked for me at lunchtime and school convocations and always saved a place for me.
She was so friendly, kind, inclusive and fun. She had a sparkle in her eyes and an infectious laugh.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure she will be greatly missed.
Just heard about your loss my deepest condolences