SiebrandsRenkeRenke G. Siebrands, 76, of Main Street in Belgium, Wisconsin died at his residence on June 1, 2011.

He was born April 30, 1935 in Oldersum, Germany to Harm and Fenna Heeren Siebrands.  He married Maria Granrath of Merten, Germany on September 28, 1957 in Bornheim, Germany.   In his youth he played soccer and still enjoyed watching it on the television.  He was a furniture maker and through the years worked for various companies and himself.  In 1993 they came to America.  Renke had a sense of humor and was sometimes a prankster.  He enjoyed taking the dogs for walks along the beach and trails and around town. He loved animals, wrote poems and every morning did his crossword puzzle.

He is survived by his wife Maria of Belgium, Wisconsin and daughters Manuela Katharina (Andreas) Stoike-Siebrands of the town of Belgium, Wisconsin and Michaela (Ashif) Noin Esfahani of Germany.  Further survived by grandchildren Sven, Sierk, Saskia, Maren, and Marc; great grandchildren Modi, Ayden, Vonn and Kaylee; sisters Frieda Fijuck and Hilde Wittger both of Germany and brother-in-law Peter Granrath of Germany.  Preceded in death by sister Geli, brothers Dirk, Hilko and Johann and sister-in-law Kethe.

Family services have been held.

The time of pain, it now is the past

Your angels came to guide you home at last

Back to the Lord; to be young again

To be healthy and vibrant once again


You worked so hard to provide a good life

For your family, your daughters and for your wife

You did not fail and gave all that you could

You made sure of our comfort and made everything good.


Your last thoughts were about family and wife

You did not want to leave them alone in this life

A promise from your daughter that all will be good

That your angels are waiting to take you to God.


We spent the afternoon together – just saying grace

Our last few moments, one breath and you left this place

You are now in a place without pain and grief

Your angels came quiet and to bring you relief.


We all will miss and mourn you