Edward William Siemering, Jr.

April 15, 1935 - September 6, 2020
Edward William Siemering, Jr.

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Edward William Siemering, Jr. (Ed) was born 4/15/1935 and died 9/6/2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Son of Ed Sr and Lydia Kuhlmann of Cincinnati OH. Ed graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial arts education. Member of the OSU Rifle Team 1958, ROTC, and he joined the army on graduation day. Ed was an army captain and pilot with 5 years active duty, 13 months in Korea, and 5 more years in the National Guard. Ed married Janet Volk, and they had 3 children: Victoria, Brian and Bruce (Linda). Ed married Sandra Bost in 1980, daughter Deidra (Keith). Surviving are brother Paul Siemering and wife Linda of Hamilton OH; sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s Amy Germany, Greg Germany and Robin Bost. 9 grandchildren: Matthew, Alaina, Emily, Jacob, Hayley, Andrew, Elise, Nichole and Amelia. Nieces Sarah Gryder Bost of Seattle WA, Holly (Neil), Shelley (Drew), and 6 great nieces and nephews of Cincinnati OH: Erika, Sarah, Megan, Jason, Sophie and Jack… he was a favorite Uncle Ed. Special family members include Pam Siemering, Robert Braswell, and Evelyn Kuhlmann (Bill), Leon Howell and family and more.
Ed’s career included American Can, WI, Champion International , Packaging Division, Taylorsville NC, Federal Paper Board, Hendersonville NC, and Wilmington NC, retired from International Paper in 1999. Ed and Sandra moved to Wilmington from Flat Rock in 1993 when Deidra went to UNC Chapel Hill.
Ed’s Army career included teaching small arms to soldiers, traveling with competitive Army rifle team, Flight school, flying brass around the country, experimental trials for the army, conveying paratroopers. He was larger than life.
Ed enjoyed planes, boats, family and friends, nascar, mentor to many, VP General Manager, plant manager. Longtime member NHCLEA, volunteering many hours. A talented speaker with a funny wit, teacher, loyal friend and family man, boss. He made many lifetime friends in his work career.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be scheduled at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, or LCF Hospice (lifecare.org), NC Food Bank (foodbankcenc.org), NourishNC (nourishnc.org) , habitat for humanity (capefearhabitat.org), the Salvation Army (salvationarmycarolinas.org).
Many thanks to Dr. Kavita Persaud, the caring and loving staff of Brookdale Wilmington, LCF Hospice, as well as caregivers Elsie Shields, Ricque Hardin, and Clark.

Arrangements by Wilmington Funeral and Cremation with inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC

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  • September 14, 2020
    Shelley Bowers says:
    My favorite “Skunk” Ed will be greatly missed by so many. He signed every card to me that way and stared every phone call that way, too. “ Hey Shell! It’s your favorite Skunk Ed!” Pretty much every summer vacation from my childhood includes Uncle Ed, Sandra and Deidra. I’m so lucky to be able to look back on so many wonderful memories and adventures we had together. They were the best! He has sailed on, but he leaves this of us here to share funny stories and remember him with a smile.

  • September 17, 2020
    MR. DAN L. Brier says:
    Sorry to hear this, I only knew Ed through NHCLEOA, he was one of the first members I met. We always sat together on Thursday night dinners. I really enjoyed his stories flying reconnaissance during the war. When he didn't show up at meetings he was in my Prayers always. Not the same year but we shared the same Birthday April 15. God Bless you all. Dan

  • September 17, 2020
    Jeff Gibbs says:
    Great leader and person. My first boss in the packaging business and as we worked together over the years I saw him mentor others as he did me. Funny and no nonsense.

  • September 17, 2020
    John Abodeely says:
    One of my fondest memories is at a plant managers meeting in your home when Ed cooked steaks for everybody. It was then he introduced me to Dales steak sauce! Ed earned our greatest respect and admiration, not just a s a great plant manager but as a person. one who cared and loved deeply. May his memory be eternal

  • September 17, 2020
    Deidra Gilley says:
    Ed, my stepfather of 40 years and the rest of my life, was one in a million. He and my mother got married when I was 5 years old, and he treated me like I was his own daughter ever since. I have so many great memories. The vacations we spent with our Cincinnati family (Ed Sr., Lydia, Paul, Linda, Holly, Shelley, Leon, Diane and boys) were my favorite. From Watts Bar Resort on the Tennessee River to summers at Kiawah Island and our trips to Florida come to mind. Plus our wonderful trips to Cincinnati at Thanksgiving are not to be forgotten. Ed was also the assistant coach of my softball team, along with my Dad as head coach, in my softball days. Ed was always there to move me in and out of dorms, apartments, and my first house. He taught me how to paint the inside of a house (he helpedJ), how to check the oil in my car, check the air in my tires, and gave great advice. His sense of humor was priceless. He could make the funniest faces and was always joking around with me and my friends. I will miss him more than I can say. I am truly blessed to have had him in my life. I love you, Ed.