Queenie Arlene Marie Bednar Sieg, age 92, of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Cokato, entered into the presence of Jesus the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.
A Celebration of Life service will take place at her church, Scottsdale Worship Center, the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 17.
There will be a graveside service at Stockholm Church, rural Cokato, in May of 2020, with a reception to follow.
Donations in Queenie’s memory can be made to Scottsdale Worship Center, 6508 E Cactus Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254; or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Arrangements were handled through Messinger Mortuary of Scottsdale.
Everything Queenie did, she did in the spirit of the Lord, with joy and love. She faithfully served her Lord and Savior all of her life. Her loved ones rejoice that she is now home. Earthly sadness is for a season, but the joy of heaven is eternal.
Queenie was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Stockholm Township, to Elmer and Caroline Bednar.
She was baptized and confirmed at Stockholm Church; and united in marriage to Melvin Sieg there July 14, 1945. The couple had one son, Randy, who resides in Scottsdale, AZ.
During her earthly life, Queenie held several occupations. She began as a bookkeeper for Johnson Produce, then later, she and her partner, Micky Harkman, operated the “Coffee Shop,” where they served a full menu of homemade goodies daily.
Later, she went to work for the Cokato school system as their food director, eventually becoming the director of several schools. Again, food served was homemade, even to the daily making of their own bread.
After retiring, Queenie went to work at Arlys’ Dress Shop.
Following the death of her husband, Melvin, Queenie sold her home and moved into the Cokato Apartments, where she enjoyed several years of fellowship and retirement. She continued to winter in Scottsdale, AZ, as had been the pattern since Melvin’s retirement.
In May 2012, she made a move to Scottsdale, AZ, where she lived with her son, Randy, and grandson, Joshua.
Once symptoms of dementia became a factor, Queenie moved to Active Care Homes of Scottsdale, where she was happy, well cared for, and content.
Her passing was unexpected, quick and peaceful. God answered her loved ones’ prayers.
Queenie is survived by her son, Randy; grandson Joshua; and great-grandson Aaron, all of Scottsdale, AZ; two sisters-in-law, Jean Bednar of Plymouth, and Ardis Sexton of Watertown; in addition to several nieces and nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends.
She was preceded to glory by her husband, Melvin; her daughter-in-law Peggy Sieg; brother Milo Bednar; sister Gloria Stewart; nieces Barbara Stewart and Susan Sieg; and by many other close loved ones and friends.