Carl graduated from Henderson High School in 1946. Carl attended Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson with his family and upon his confession of faith was baptized in 1945 by Rev. A.W. Friesen. He was an active member of Bethesda for the rest of his life.
On August 20, 1948, Carl was married to Dinah Irene Peters at the Bethesda Mennonite Church. They celebrated 66 years of marriage and were blessed with six children. Carl and Dinah loved spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They attended as many of their activities as time allowed. Carl was known by all of the family for his special ability to design, build or fix almost anything, from simple household items to buildings and equipment, and to solve “how to” problems that seemed to others unsolvable. He spent many years as a 4-H leader. Dinah and Carl loved to sing and shared the love of gospel music. Together they sang with Dinah’s sister DeLorris and her husband Leo Huebert and later with Carl’s brother Marvin and his wife Cora Siebert. They sang at many funerals and other church functions. The children have fond memories of them singing “How Great Thou Art.” Carl sang with the men’s choir in Church for most of his adult life.
Dinah and Carl retired in Henderson after enjoying life on the farm for many years, and in retirement were very active in founding and developing the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park. The extended family visited often and the house was often overflowing with good food, fun and family.
Preceding Carl in death were his wife Dinah, his daughter Cindy, grandson Daniel Wagner, parents John and Minnie Siebert, brother Robert and his wife Helen, sisters Lillian and her husband Cornie Mierau and Viola and her husband Alvin Friesen, sister – in – law Cora Siebert, sisters in law DeLorris Huebert and her husband Leo and Carol Kroeker and her husband Ralph, and parents-in-law Dan and Elizabeth Peters.
Left to cherish his memory are daughters Karen Kroeker, GayAnn Wagner and Shelly Siebert, sons Byron and Lynette Siebert and Kevin and Terri Siebert; son-in-law Alan Friesen and his wife Peggy, grandchildren Michele and James Steckelberg, Amy and Ron Runyan, Andrew and Mindy Friesen, Jennifer and James Benson, Traci Kroeker, Andrea Gagnon, Hannah and Ben Glaser, Cole and Veronica Siebert, Jason and Celia Siebert, Ben and Jessie Siebert, John and Ashley Siebert, Katie and Jeff Maas, Alex Wagner, Molly Wagner, Ethan Wagner, Jerod Scheidemann, Kevin Scheidemann and his fiancé Kirstie Sturgeon, and Jacob Becker; 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Other family members include brother Marvin and Kathryn Siebert, brother Roger and Arlyce Siebert, sister Leanna and Jerry Kroeker, sister Velma and Phillip Kroeker, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Carl looked forward to being with his Lord and was grateful for the great care he received from his family, hospice and Henderson Health Care Services and Legacy Square.
Graveside services will be held at 9:15 am Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Bethesda Cemetery northeast of Henderson, with Memorial Services to follow at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson at 10:00 am. Visitation will be from 1-9 pm Friday with his family greeting friends from 7-9:00 pm that evening at the mortuary in Henderson. Memorials may be directed to Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson Health Care Services and Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park.