Kevin Robert Sieler
Jun 8, 1961 – Jul 28, 2017
Kevin Robert Sieler
Kevin Robert Sieler, age 56, passed away Friday, July 28th, 2017, surrounded by family and friends at St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Washington.
Kevin was born on June 8th, 1961 in Billings, Montana, to parents Robert (Bob) Allen Sieler and Grace Elizabeth (Adams) Sieler. He and his parents were actively involved in the congregational life of Parkhill Assembly of God Church in Billings and could be found there whenever the church doors were open. Kevin attended Ponderosa Elementary, Riverside Junior High and graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1979. He attended Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington from 1979 to 1984. He married Carrie Sue (Pickett) Sieler on August 27, 1983 in Chehalis, Washington and the couple had 2 children together. After briefly living in Centralia, Washington; Billings, Montana; and Kent, Washington; Kevin and his family put down roots in Federal Way, Washington. Kevin accepted a position at Alaska Airlines in 1997, where he worked in the Reservations and Information Technology departments for more than 20 years, and where he formed many lifelong friendships.
Kevin’s passion from childhood and throughout his entire life was building relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He enjoyed vacation planning, gardening, family game nights, his beloved Seahawks and attending his grandson’s sporting events. The legacy that he left is his capacity to love deeply and with his whole heart, so much so that his grandson, shortly before his passing, said to his mother, “I love you mom, and I love my dad, but I could not live without Mama and Papa, they are my best friends.” This is just a small but meaningful testimony to how many people feel about him and how deeply and richly he loved us.
His daughters remember family get togethers consisting of playing lengthy games of Canasta, memorable games of Sequence, holiday games of Scategories, games of Balderdash where telling a little white lie seemed to be a little too easy, but NEVER games of Risk due to his desire for world domination.
Here are some heartfelt words from Carrie: “Life with Kevin wasn’t always easy, but it was always an adventure. One constant thing throughout our 34 years together was that he never stopped ensuring that all of his loved ones were taken care of. The day before our wedding, he purchased life and health insurance for us and ensured we had more than adequate coverage until the day he passed. Kevin’s sense of humor was the most contagious, and when he thought he “said a funny,” his belly laugh made everyone laugh even when it wasn’t funny, or was the 10th time you had heard it. He was the consummate vacation planner and took me on vacations I never would have taken without his planning. When I say he was a planner, I mean, every hotel, restaurant, photo opportunity was planned and printed along with maps and local information, placed in a binder and followed to the T. But, it was always the best adventure. He even read about the best way to “do” Disneyland – when you walk into the park, turn to the left towards Adventureland and go clockwise through the park because 75% of people go right. Kevin took his responsibility as the head of our home seriously, which extended to our parents as well. His absence in our lives will be a tremendous void, but he taught us how to love and how to live, and we will honor him by trying to follow his blessed example. I love you, Kevin, to the moon and back. Save me a seat, I’ll be there one day.”
Kevin is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carrie, his daughters, Nikki (Joseph) Stephens and Amanda Sieler, one grandson, Shane, his parents, Bob and Grace Sieler, and a multitude of loved ones. He is preceded in death by his brother, Kerry, his paternal grandparents, Albert and Elsie Sieler, and maternal grandparents, Harold and Viola Adams, and his fathers-in-law, Larry Pickett and Ray Wagner.
A memorial service, with reception to follow, is scheduled for Friday, August 4th, 2017, at 11:00 am at Northwest Church, 34800 – 21st Ave SW, Federal Way. In lieu of flowers, Kevin’s family would be honored to have donations made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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