January 19, 1957 – September 7, 2013
Ben Siepmann passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Bright-Kavanaugh Hospice in Des Moines, IA after a long battle with end stage liver disease.
He was born in Des Moines, IA on January 19, 1957 to Robert H. Siepmann and Shirley J. (Miller) Siepmann. He graduated from Des Moines Tech in 1975 and Drake University in Des Moines in 1979 with a Theatre and English teaching degree. He taught for a year in the Los Angeles Unified School District and was a substitute teacher for the Des Moines Public Schools for many years. He also worked for 20 years for Lee’s Standard.He was an active member of The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. He created the church’s website and provided tours of the Nave.
He was preceeded in death by his mother Shirley Siepmann. He is survived by his father Bob, his two sisters Stacey Siepmann and Becky (Willie) Berry and his nephew Joshua (Caitlin) Berry, nieces Valerie Berry and Alyssa (Shane) Luvaas, grandniece Kahlen Luvaas and grandnephews Paxton Luvaas and Noah Berry.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm with a Trisagon service at 5:30 on Thursday, September 12 at Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue. The funeral will be at The Greek Orthodox of St George on Friday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. Internment will be at the Greek Orthodox section of the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Des Moines or the Drake University Theatre Department.
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