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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