Hans Walter Gustav Ludwig Siebold
November 12, 1937 – April 19, 2023
Hans passed away peacefully at his home in Sandy, Utah at the age of 85 surrounded by his loving family.
Hans was born to Walter and Gertrud Siebold on November 12,1937 in Magdeburg, Germany. He left Germany at the age of 18. He left Germany on March 10, 1956 and arrived at Ellis Island on March 21, 1956. He boarded a bus, knowing only the English words cornflakes and orange juice. He had ten US dollars to his name.
Hans met and fell in love with Gayle Hoffman, his “blue eyes”. They married on November 20, 1959. Their legacy lives on in their three daughters, Carolyn, Christine and Sharon and in their families now, and will for generations to come.
His smile was so stunning, it would light up a room. He cared so deeply for the people around him. He was kind, passionate, and caring. He positively impacted people in many ways. He was the hardest worker around. His work ethic was undeniable. He worked for Central Valley Water Reclamation for 25 years and retired in 2011 as a grade IV DRC operator. He was proud of what he did there. He often said that Central valley was the best thing that happened for him and his family.
Hans always made sure that his family and friends never went without. His unconditional love for all was priceless. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He had an amazing memory of his past and loved to share his stories. He had so much love for his family and his furry four legged “buddies”, as he called them. Hans was the most incredible human being you could ever meet.
You would often find Hans outdoors. He loved camping in the mountains, enjoying the sun and the fresh air. He especially loved looking for deer, elk, and moose, and would get the biggest smile when he spotted them. Hans also enjoyed anything to do with gold prospecting. He enjoyed metal detecting with Mike and watching Gold Rush.
He was fortunate to travel the world with his sweetheart, Jeri. They experienced more than twenty cruises together as well as numerous other vacation locations. His family enjoyed hearing him share their travel memories.
Family was everything to Hans. He was always a great supporter of the sports and activities that his family participated in, and he did everything he could to be there to watch and cheer them on. All of us knew he was our number one fan.
The world truly lost a great man; he will be greatly missed.
His legacy will carry on forever in our hearts.
He is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Schach, Christine S. Davis (Michael R.) and Sharon S. Burton (Clae). He is also survived by his grandchildren; Tori Lund (Bob), Noelle Eller (Ethan) Trenton M. Davis, Brittney Harward (Jake). Hans is survived by four great grandchildren; Dawson, Logan, and Ellie Harward and Jaxton Lewis. In September of 2000, Hans met Jeri Lynn Merlette. Her family became his family. She has three sons; John Merlette (Colbie), Jeremy Merlette (Barbie), and James Merlette (Christine). Jeri also has several grandchildren and great grandchildren that Hans cared about.
He is preceded in death by his wife Gayle H Siebold on June 4, 1998. He was also preceded in death by his father, his mother, and his brother (Klaus).
A viewing will be held for Hans on Monday April 24,2023 at Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary which is located at 10055 South State Street in Sandy, from 6-9 PM. Services will be held the following day on Tuesday at 12 PM at 2115 East Sublette Place in Sandy. A viewing will also be held from 10:30-11:30 prior to services. Interment will follow the services at Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary.Service Information
Viewing April 24, 2023 at 6-9PM
Memorial Lake Hills
Viewing April 25, 2023 at 10:30-11:30 AM
2115 East Sublette Place, Sandy UT
April 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM
2115 East Sublette Place, Sandy UT