Egbert Edwin "Ed" Sieckert, BHS 1932
(1914 - 2011)
Ed Sieckert of Murphys, CA, passed away peacefully in Lodi, on September 17, 2011, at the age of 97. He was born in Rialto, CA, to Edwin and Marcia Sieckert on June 18, 1914. The family later moved to Burbank where Ed graduated from Burbank High School in 1932. After graduation he attended Los Angeles Trade Technical School where he majored in art and sign writing. On April 5,1941, Ed married Elsie Dort and they made their home in Burbank.
Ed joined the sign department at Lockheed Aircraft Company where he worked through the war years. After the war he co-founded Burbank Sign Company with partner Cliff Sundstrom. The business flourished and served numerous commercial firms in the Burbank/Glendale area for 15 years. Ed then left the partnership to work at Universal Studios and later Columbia, MGM, and Disney Studios until he retired in 1972.
Ed and Elsie then moved to the historic mining town of Murphys to enjoy the beautiful forest and the slower pace of life. In retirement he and Elsie enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and collecting, refinishing, and selling Victorian era antiques. Ed was also a member of the Philatelic Society and a stamp collector for over 75 years. In 1991, Ed and Elsie celebrated 50 years of marriage. Elsie passed away a month later. In 2009, Ed moved to Lodi to be closer to family and became a resident of Chancellor Place.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife Elsie and his sisters Mary Sterling and Nancy Stapleton. He is survived by his only child Ed Sieckert (Kathy) of Lodi, grandson Scott Sieckert (Shannon) of San Mateo, granddaughter Erika Honsinger (Justin) of San Diego and 1 great-granddaughter Bridgette of San Mateo. He is also survived by a brother Harvey Sieckert of Lancaster, CA, and a brother Bob Sieckert of Boise, Idaho. He will be missed by all whom knew him. There will be no service at his request.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from September 24 to October 1, 2011