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In Memory of

Catherine D. Siefkes

July 12, 1929 - March 11, 2017

Obituary


Catherine "Jo" Schaper Siefkes, 87, passed away March 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Jo was born on July 12, 1929 in Galveston, TX and was proud to be referred to as a "BOI" (Born on the Island). Jo was one of 13 children born to August and Elizabeth Schaper and was raised on the family dairy. In 1955, she was married to her loving husband, Dr. Paul D. Siefkes. They have 2 daughters, Toni Siefkes Beasley and Paula Siefkes Bench. She loved to play games and cards and enjoyed playing poker every Tuesday for...

Catherine "Jo" Schaper Siefkes, 87, passed away March 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Jo was born on July 12, 1929 in Galveston, TX and was proud to be referred to as a "BOI" (Born on the Island). Jo was one of 13 children born to August and Elizabeth Schaper and was raised on the family dairy. In 1955, she was married to her loving husband, Dr. Paul D. Siefkes. They have 2 daughters, Toni Siefkes Beasley and Paula Siefkes Bench. She loved to play games and cards and enjoyed playing poker every Tuesday for the last 30 plus years with a group lovingly referred to as the "Poker Ladies". One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Jo was a loving and devoted Christian wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Paul Dan Siefkes, and parents August and Elizabeth Schaper; sisters Helen Walker, Ethel Mae Schaper, Mabel Schulze and Anna Belle Swygert; brothers "A.C.", Harold, Louis, "Robbie", Victor and "Buck"; and son-in-law Harold Beasley. She is survived by daughters Toni Siefkes Beasley, Paula Siefkes Bench and husband Michael Bench; five grandchildren Cody Beasley and wife Emily Beasley, Caroline Beasley and Raul Gonzalez, Lane Beasley, Ryan Bench and wife Sara Bench, and Tyler Bench; five great grandchildren Cade Beasley, Connor Beasley, Zuri Gonzalez, Avery Bench and Emersyn Bench; brothers Ray Schaper, Rusty Schaper and wife Jane.

The family would like to give our sincere love and appreciation to Dr. Sheena Stubbers and care giver, Kathy Cox for the loving care that they gave our mother. We also want to recognize Dr. Nadim Nasir, Emma Garcia and Brenda Johnson for their loving devotion to her.

Serving as pallbearers are Cody Beasley, Ryan Bench, Tyler Bench, Lane Beasley, Cade Beasley, Raul Gonzalez, Michael Schulze, and Chuck Hobbs.

Honorary pallbearers are Evelyn Franz and the "Poker Ladies" . Peggy Curry, Sandy Descant, Jackie Kujawa, Tavia Mitchell, Patsy McDonald, Joni Lane, Jan Ballard,and Doris Descant.

Viewing will be held at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079 on Tuesday, March 14th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Services will be held on Wednesday, March 15th at 1:30pm at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Road, Interment following immediately after at the Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.