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Lawrence Siemens

Lawrence Siemens
Born: Sep 21, 1928
Died: Oct 17, 2016


 Lawrence E. Siemens was born September 21, 1928 to Jacob and Kathaleen Siemens of Chinook, Montana.  Lawrence grew up 23 miles north of Chinook on the Siemens ranch.  He went to grade school up North and then went to high school and graduated in 1946.  Lawrence grew up helping on the family ranch.  He married Irene Tritt of Chinook and they had four children; Sharon, Bob, Laurie and Bill.  They lived and raised their family in Portland, Oregon while Lawrence worked for Morris P Kirk, a lead refinery for about 26 years, and then in a sawmill  until 1968.  He returned to ranching, buying a 280 acre farm in White Salmon, Washington.  He sold it to a cousin in 1973 and returned home to Montana to run the family ranch.  He worked full time farming, raising wheat and running cattle until his retirement. Lawrence loved camping, dancing, boating, coin collecting, traveling, friends and family.  His love of life was playing his accordion by himself for family and friends or at dances.  Early in his life, Lawrence was baptized.  He and Frances Ewing shared a very special life together for 35 years.  They were always there for each other.  Lawrence passed away on Monday night, October 17, 2016 at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home.  He was always loved and will be deeply missed by all his friends and family;  Frances Ewing, Chinook, Montana and his children and their family; Sharon and Larry Johnston, Keizer, Oregon, Bob and Dinah Siemens, Gresham, Oregon, Laurie and Dennis Portner, White Salmon, Washington and Bill Siemens, White Salmon, Washington.

 

 

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