Obituary-Thomas “Tommy” Siebold

Thomas “Tommy” Dee Siebold, died Wednesday, May 22 at Clay County Medical Center. He was born on March 10,1950, at the Clay County Hospital. He was the son of Cletus and DeVone Siebold, the middle child of three siblings. Tommy was born with a heart murmur that required surgery later in life, but it never slowed him down. It might have kept him from playing a ton of sports in school but he was such an active guy and knew the value of working hard.  For the better part of 50 years, you would have never known Tommy even had a heart issue.  Like most of us, he hated being in the hospital and up until his recent stay, he was able to be home where he was most happy!

Tommy graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1968 and started work at Hutchison Mayrath. He spent his entire career of 52 years there & retired in the spring of 2020. He made many friends there and enjoyed being ornery to/with his coworkers, who were like family. Many card games and fishing trips came from those friendships and the stories were endless, all you had to do was ask. He enjoyed being around people and comparing his heart surgery experiences with others. He took pride in saying, “I think all my doctors are scared of me,” and he was probably right. 

Tommy married the love of his life, Linda Sue Hillman, on May 27,1978, who preceded him in death November 7, 2020. He missed her dearly and was never quite the same without her. They had two children, Andrew and Apryl, whom they loved endlessly. They became the best grandparents and rarely missed an event or activity, even if it was against their better judgment. Tom recently got to watch his granddaughter Addy graduate and couldn’t have been a more proud grandpa.

Tommy was a lifelong, active member of the Clay Center United Methodist Church where he served many years as an usher on Sunday mornings as well as leading youth group with his wife Linda in the early years of their marriage.  He served on many committees & work groups, helped with Harvester’s distribution and delivered Meals on Wheels when he was able. He always had a smile and cared so much for those around him. 

Tommy was an avid hunter and fisherman in his early years. He continued his lifelong love of fishing, but became too softhearted in his later years to continue to hunt like he did in his younger years. He did enjoy helping teach hunter safety classes for multiple years after his kids were grown.  He loved the outdoors and going on a “cruise” around town was one of his favorite things to do, especially when Addy or Rylan would go with him. Tommy was always up for going fishing and enjoyed sharing that with his kids, grandkids, and retired friends at the local area fishing holes.  He was also quite the pool shark if you dared to play him in a game.  He is greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include:

Son: Andrew Siebold and wife Mallory of Auburn, NE (Gabrielle, Erika, Shepherd, Selah, Shiloh, Sarah Joy, & Esther)

Daughter: Apryl Gurney and husband Steve of Clay Center, KS (Addyson & Rylan)

Sister: Trudy Law and husband Bevin of Longford, KS

Sister-in-law: Merna Siebold of Clay Center, KS

Brother-in-law: Michael Hillman, Fort Worth, TX

Sister-in-law: Cheryl Chaput, Gardner, KS

Many beloved nieces and nephews

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 29 at Neill-Schwensen-Rook funeral home from 4-7pm. 

Funeral services for Tommy and a Celebration of life for Linda, will be held together on Thursday, May 30 at 2pm at the Clay Center United Methodist Church. 

Burial will be immediately following at the Greenwood cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to the Thomas Siebold Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home

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