Sieger Mulder, a resident of the Inkerman area for the past 45 years, passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wed., March 13, 2013. He was 79.
Sieger was born in Ureterp, The Netherlands on July 21, 1933, to his parents, Koop and Tryntje Mulder (nee Zylstra). He had three older siblings (Johanna, Hendrik, and Loltje).
In March of 1953, Sieger immigrated to Canada with his fiancée, Frances DeJong, whom he married on May 22, 1953 in Brockville. He worked for various farmers in the Brockville, Spencerville, and Kemptville area. In 1957, he decided to purchase his first farm in Mountain. After farming and working various other construction jobs at the same time, he decided to focus solely on farming, and purchased a farm near Inkerman in 1967, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a fixer and builder. Not only did he build a big, healthy family, but he could also build barns, houses, garages, and sheds. He also carried out endless equipment repairs.
His qualities shined brighter in the most difficult of circumstances. For him, these qualities would be strength, courage, determination, humility, thankfulness, sense of humour, love for his family, and faith in God.
He was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Mulder (nee DeJong), his children, Koop (Kathryn) of Inkerman, Peter (Yvonne) of Athens, Margie (Gerald) Nyman of Bloomfield, Henry (Rose) of Osgoode, Bob of Inkerman, Catherine Mulder of Ottawa, Suzanne (Stephen) Pender of Ottawa, Gerry of Inkerman, Linda Mulder of Bloomfield, Caroline (George) Ross of Kanata, and Ingrid Mulder (Greg) of Ottawa, and his sister, Johanna Tamminga of The Netherlands. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Louise, Sidney, Elizabeth, Steven, Kimberly, John, Kerri, Julia, Cassandra, Taylor, Lauren, Jaclyn, Tony, Ryan, Craig, and Hannah, and one great-grandson, Shea. He was predeceased by his sister, Loltje Hiddema-Mulder, and his brother, Hendrik. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Fri., March 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church on Sat., March 16 at 12:30 pm with Rev. John Noordhof officiating. The pallbearers were Koop, Peter, Henry, Bob, Gerry, and Sidney Mulder. Interment will be held in the spring at Knight’s Cemetery in Inkerman.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or World Renew would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
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