Gordon (Gordy) Lee Siebert, 75, of Huntley, formerly of Geneva and Elburn, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the Hospice of NE Illinois Care Center in Woodstock, Ill.
Gordy was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Plattville, Ill., the son of Carl and Engred (Mikkalson) Siebert. Gordy grew up in the Yorkville area, where he graduated from high school in 1953.
Shortly after graduation, Gordy began working for local farmers, transporting their livestock to the Chicago stockyards. He entered the U.S. Army in June of 1958. He was a member of the 24th Division’s 28th Infantry stationed in Germany.
Returning home in 1960, Gordy returned to hauling livestock for Carl Siebert & Sons Livestock Trucking Company, managed by his father and operated by Gordy and his brothers Don, David and Tom.
In 1970, Gordy went to work for E.W. Kneip Company, a meatpacking house in Elburn. Gordy spent 24 years hauling Dean Foods products from Huntley and Chemung for Dean Foods distributors, DFC Transportation and Alder Group.
Gordy married Mary Naylor (Meredith) on Sept. 24, 1987, in Geneva. They lived in Geneva and Elburn before moving to Sun City-Huntley in 2000. Gordy was a life member of the Elburn Lions Club and a charter member of the Sun City-Huntley Lions Club. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served many a Saturday night as an usher.
Gordy was a die-hard Cubs fan and an avid Bears fan. He enjoyed spending summers vacationing with his family in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Gordy is survived by his wife, Mary; and his two step-children, Jennifer (Peter) Blaumueller and Jordan (Jennifer) Naylor. He was “Grandpa Gordy” to four step-grandchildren, Ryan and Renate Blaumueller and Meredith and Amanda Naylor. He is also survived by one brother, Tom (Chris) Siebert, and several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his constant companion, Maya, his Golden Retriever.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alyce Thompson; and two brothers, Donald and David.
Visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the James A. O’Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. He lay in state at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St., Huntley, on Monday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to the 11 a.m. funeral service, officiated by Pastor Charles W. Kittel. Burial followed at the Blackberry Township Cemetery in Elburn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gordon’s name may be directed to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, 2814 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178; Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St., Huntley, IL 60142; or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.