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Helen Siegfried

December 29, 1947 — June 10, 2015

Helen Lorraine Siegfried, 67, Mandan, died June 10, 2015, at Sanford Health in Bismarck following a 2 ½ year battle with kidney disease and diabetes.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with Father Chris Kadrmas celebrating. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Lorraine was born December 29, 1947, in Fort Yates to Carl and Alma (Two Bears) Many Horses. She was raised in Cannon Ball and educated in Fort Yates and graduated from Fort Yates High School in 1966 where she was the 1966 Homecoming Queen. Lorraine married David Siegfried on November 25, 1967, and dedicated her life to her family, as well as opening her home and heart to several foster children. Lorraine and David lived in Minot for nine years and then moved to Bismarck, where she became employed at the daycare at United Tribes Technical College. She loved taking care of the little ones especially. The family moved to the Heart Butte Dam near Elgin where David managed the Dam and recreation area for 21 years. Lorraine enjoyed raising her family and foster children and supporting David and her children at school events and softball games, providing her “famous” rice krispie treats and bars. Lorraine herself played softball for many years.

Lorraine and David moved to Mandan in 2002 where Lorraine continued to enjoy spending time with her family, watching movies, and making her bars and delicious Indian tacos for family and friends, and working once again for the daycare at United Tribes Technical College until 2009. Lorraine lost her only son, Darin, in 2003 and it took a huge toll on her health. She struggled with diabetes and kidney disease but took comfort in family events and spoiling her granddaughter. Lorraine loved Elvis Presley and had an extensive collection of Elvis memorabilia of which she was particularly proud. The family takes comfort in believing that her son, Darin, will be greeting her in Heaven.

Blessed to have shared her life is her husband of almost 48 years, David Siegfried, Mandan; two daughters, Karen and Kimberly, both of Mandan; one granddaughter, Derryn Siegfried; three sisters, Justine Parkhurst, Cannon Ball, Sharon (Joe) Kary, Bismarck, and Alvina “Beanzie” (Pete) Red Tomahawk, Cannon Ball; sister-in-law Sharon Many Horses, Sioux Falls, SD; adopted brother, Ross Wise Spirit; three foster children, Cleatus Shell, Bismarck, Ruby Ramsey, Fargo, and Merle Red Bear, Mandan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Alma Many Horses; her son, Darin; two brothers, Mark and Carlton Many Horses; and nephew Brent Kary.

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