Albert Dale Sieck
1941 - 2009
Albert Dale Sieck died Nov. 30, 2009 at his home in Jakes Corner, Ariz.
He was born Sept. 21, 1941 to Herman and Elsie (Birkholt) Sieck at the Mobridge Hospital in Selby, S.D.
He attended the McKinley grade school, southwest of Selby. After grade school he helped his dad on the family farm west of Selby and also worked for several farmers in the area.
He served in the Army from 1964 to 1966. After that he moved to Minnesota and worked as a carpenter’s helper for a builder there. When the builder moved to Durango, Colo., he took Mr. Sieck with him. He worked there for several years.
His fiancee was killed in a car wreck and afterward he moved to Texas and worked in the oil fields. He moved to Odessa, Texas and worked for a company that contracted to the phone company there.
While Mr. Sieck was working on some buried conduit, there was a cave-in. Two boys saw it and helped dig him out. He was unconscious for several days and it was not known if he would live. After a year he was able to go back to work for the oil fields.
After the oil fields shut down, he moved to Phoenix and helped his brother-in-law with his greyhound dogs for a couple of years. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and worked for a lumber treatment plant there for 10 years.
He then returned to Phoenix and worked in Phoenix, Mesa and Chandler. After his best friend, Cindy Bard, died of cancer, he moved to Pine in 2001.
In 2006 he moved to Jake’s Corner. He made friends wherever he lived. He was a good friend and brother to his sister and her family.
He is survived by his brother, Gene Sieck of Selby, S.D.; sister, Frances Kirk of Deming, N.M.; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Wayne.
He will be cremated and buried at a later date. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Selby, S.D.
Any donations can be made to the United Methodist Church of Selby, 3301 4th Ave, Selby, SD 57472.