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Loren Siems

Loren Fredrick Siems, 75, of Fairfax, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Services took place Friday, March 27, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, followed by burial in Shueyville Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, March 26, at Brosh Chapel. 
Loren was born Nov. 1, 1939, near Parnell, the son of Carroll and Leota (Collingwood) Siems. Loren was united in marriage to Elizabeth Cerveny, they were later divorced. He was self-employed for many years as a heavy equipment operator and later with Iowa City Excavating and Grading. Loren was later married to Mary Ann Cerveny. He enjoyed fishing, having coffee with friends at Hy-Vee and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. 
Loren is survived by his wife of 25 years Mary Ann; children, Jens (Paula) Nissen of Collins, Lisa (Jeff) Jackson of Durant, Okla., Loren (Stephanie) Siems of Whitesboro, Texas, Les (Modesty) Siems of Denison, Texas; step-children Jeff Donoghue of North Liberty and Jackie Hardwick of Euless, Texas; nine grandchildren; three step-greatgrandchildren; siblings Leora (Louis) Iburg, Lawrence (Carol) Siems, Lois Ann (Bill) Miller, Lesley (Sue) Siems, Luella Iberg, Linda (Don) Hiner and Caryol Jean Frericks. 
He was preceded in death by her parents; son, Donn Nissen; grandson, Matthew Nissen and a brother, Louis Siems.
Memorials may be directed to either American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation in his name.