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Patricia Siddens

Patricia R. Siddens, 80, of Mason, died at 3:35 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont. Fr. Marek Kasperczuk officiated the service. Burial followed at St. Clare Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Clare Catholic Church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Clare Catholic Church or Meals-on-Wheels (Altamont location).

Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Patricia Rebecca ‘Pat’ Siddens was born on Monday, May 4, 1936, in Teutopolis to Allie and Bertha (Westendorf) Thoele. She married Donald D. Siddens on January 16, 1960, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. He preceded her in death on August 4, 2012.

Pat was a homemaker and assisted on the family dairy farm. She was a member and active in many capacities at St. Clare Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society. She was a volunteer with Meals-on-Wheels and at Lutheran Care Center. She was the catcher and MVP of the 1964 Effingham County Farm Bureau women’s softball team that won the state championship.

She is survived by her children, Tony (Karen) Siddens, of Mason; Randy (Julie) Siddens, of Fort Collins, Colorado; Becky (Larry) Doty, of Beecher City; Cindy (Brian) Engel, of Elkhorn, Nebraska; Lori (Ed) Niemerg, of Bishop Creek; Holly (Brian) DeJong, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Nick (Kristianna) Siddens, of Astoria, South Dakota; brother, Robert Thoele, of Teutopolis; sisters, Rosie (Art) Brumleve and Betty Buenker, of Teutopolis; and 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Thoele, and twin brother, Patrick Thoele.

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