Mary Siers

Mary Fay Siers, 87 passed away April 20, 2020, in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Fay was born June 8, 1932, to George and Mary (Denton) DeWald of Staples.  Fay spent her early years on the family farm learning to fish and swim in the beautiful waters of the Crow Wing River, right outside her door.  

Fay attended school in Staples and graduated from Staples High School in 1950. After school, she worked at the Red Owl. She met a handsome man named Harry Siers at a dance. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. Upon his return to the states, Fay and Harry were married. They moved to the Iron Range, where Harry worked in the mines and Fay made a home, where they raised their two children, Kevin and Georgia. Fay also did foster care in their home on a small lake outside Biwabik. 

Fay was a feisty force to be reckoned with, working hard all her life, mixing a great drink at the Moose Club, opening an exercise studioand working as a CNA at the hospital in Aurora. She always found time for the other things she loved; reading a good mystery or romance novel, listening to her favorite classic country singers and playing rollicking games of cards with friends or family. Fay made any place she lived into a home, with personal touches and a warm feeling. She loved nothing more than having all her family gathered around, especially at the holidays.  

After retirement, Fay and Harry lived in several areas of Minnesota, including Brainerd, Verndale and Wadena. In 2017, Fay moved to Wisconsin Dells to be closer to her daughter Georgia. In her last years, Fay was well cared for by the kind staff at Our House Memory Care Center and Heartland Hospice Services.

She is survived by one son, Kevin (Jean) of Charlotte, NC and one daughter, Georgia (Michael) Press of Wisconsin Dells, WI; one sister, Kay Leinen of Woodbury; three grandchildren she absolutely adored:  Jeff (Diana) Press of Portland, OR, Hazel (Samantha) Press of Madison, WI  and Michael (Angela) Siers of Baltimore, MD.  

Fay was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

A private service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice of Wisconsin (2801 Crossroads Drive, #2000, Madison, WI 53718).

The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, WI, is assisting the family.

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