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Christie "Chris" Lea (Droll) Sieren

June 30, 1954 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 67)


On June 9th, 2022, Christie Lea Droll Sieren (Chris), 67, received a call from her parents in Heaven as they were starting a new card game of "31" with other family members.  On Earth, as Chris was surrounded with loved ones, she couldn't resist joining them at the game table after battling cancer for 4 years.

Memorial services will be held at the Marr Park Conservation Center, Ainsworth IA, at 4 o’clock P.M., on Sunday, July 3, 2022 with Pastor Jason Collier officiating, visitation time with family from 2 o’clock to 4 o’clock P.M.  Cremation has taken place. 

In lieu of flowers, family asks to bring a picnic snack to share and memorial donations to Ainsworth Community Center Opera House (ACT), BSA Hospice of Amarillo, TX or No Child Goes Hungry.

Born on June 30, 1954, in Washington, Iowa; the 2nd of 5 children, to Charles (Bud) William Droll and Alice Lorraine Howell Droll, Chris grew up in Ainsworth, Iowa.

She met the love of her life Richard (Dick) Sieren in May of 1974, they wed on October 19, 1974, in Ainsworth, Iowa.  They welcomed their first born, son Joel William on May 23, 1977, their second born son Christopher Charles on May 28, 1981, and their youngest Kort Mikel on September 21, 1986.

Chris and Dick raised their children in Washington, living there for 32 years, before moving to Ainsworth for 12 more.  Chris had many rewarding jobs during her life, including manager at Wal-Mart, a partner in HUGS Event and Travel partnership, and her favorite, working as a Para Educator for 8 years, at Highland Community School, before retiring in 2018.  In 2019 Chris and Dick ventured a move to Amarillo, Texas to be closer to their grandchildren and have made their home there.

Chris loved planning trips, spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren, cooking, baking, volunteering, and crafting.  She loved and was loved by all who met her, for her quirky sense of humor, easy laughter, her kind and understanding nature, and her unconditional love for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dick, her children Joel (Nicole) Sieren of Amarillo, Texas, Christopher (Crystal Van Pelt) Sieren of Kimball, Nebraska and Kort (Celia) Sieren of Amarillo, Texas.  Her grandchildren, Shawn Allen-Van Pelt, Christian Allen-VanPelt, Jesse Heide-Sieren, Maddison Sieren, Kaitlynn Allen-Van Pelt, Hayden Sieren and Kellan Sieren.  Her sisters, Sherrie Hazen-Hansen (Jim) of Ainsworth, Iowa; Jennie Gerot (Duane) of Ainsworth, Iowa, Laurie Haeder (friend Doug Rebik) of Des Moines, Iowa, and Beverly Skovgard (Jim) of Casper, Wyoming.  Aunts Marilyn Sedivec of Portland, Oregon and Karen Droll of Concrete, Washington.  As well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

The following family members welcomed her to her Heavenly home: parents, Bud and Alice Droll, grandparents, Art and Mabel Havel, Orval and Agnes Meeks, Lawrence Droll, George (Bud) & Bennie Howell, Parents in law Keith and Ethel Sieren Glider, Brother-in-law, Denny Sieren, Sister-in-law, Dixie Teel, and several Aunts and Uncles.

"This is not goodbye, rather, see you later…"



July 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Marr Park Conservation Center

Memorial Service
July 3, 2022

4:00 PM
Marr Park Conservation Center

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