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Siri Eisenmann

September 30, 1950 — October 26, 2015

Siri Eisenmann, 65, of Mandan, died October 26, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, due to complications caused by Type I diabetes, which she has had since she was 10 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Pastor Christina Martin officiating. Burial will be at Heart River Cemetery, rural Mandan.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, October 30 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Siri was born in Mandan on September 30, 1950, to Ernest and Bette (Ohm) Ellisen. She graduated from Mandan High School in 1968. She attended Bismarck Junior College and the University of North Dakota, graduating in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration. Siri learned how to pilot a plane, but was unable to fly solo because of her illness. It was difficult for her to obtain work in North Dakota in her field with all the veterans returning from the Vietnam War, so she worked as a social worker and advocate for the elderly in both Devils Lake and Dickinson and later worked as real estate agent and at furniture and various other retail stores in Bismarck.

Siri married Wes Eisenmann on October 30, 1976 in Mandan. Together, they have one son, Gavin.

Siri participated in 4-H in her youth and was a good seamstress. She loved to travel, and was a member of the Heart River Circle. Siri was very creative and artistic. She loved the Ellisen family farm and the constant companionship of her dogs, Winston, Cooper, and Eddie.

Siri is survived by her husband, Wes, Mandan; son, Gavin (Kari); two grandchildren, Makenzie and Dyllin; two sisters, Crystal (Art) Zander and Kathleen (John) Risch; four nephews and one niece. She also has two stepsons, Ray (Camille) and Mark (Johnna); three step daughters, Beth, Shereen, and Jennifer; and 11 step grandchildren.

Siri loved to tell stories about the funny and cute things her grandchildren, Makenzie and Dyllin, did. She was sad and disappointed that because of her health limitations she was unable to do many of things grandmothers do with their grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her parents-in-law; an infant sister; a sister-in-law, Darlys Dilger; two brothers-in-laws, Steven Dilger and Arlo Han; and a step grandchild, Brianna Eisenmann.

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