Rebecca Lou “Becky” Siefert, 75, of St. Germain, Wis., passed away at her home on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1946, to Joseph W. and Helen M. (née Howe) Rappley.

Becky was raised in Newbold, Wis., and attended Rhinelander High School.

She was co-owner and worked as the head cook at Heck’s Rivers Edge Supper Club in Newbold.

After leaving the supper club, she went on to other self-employment with a home cleaning business and caring for several children over the years.

She met Edward “Eddie” Siefert and after a few years of courtship the couple were married on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 1992.

Becky loved drawing, crocheting, knitting, sewing and all things homemaking.

She took great pride in keeping their home tidied up, spotless and having home-cooked meals on the table. To put it mildly, she was a great cook.

She also enjoyed country music and dancing, taking road trips, walking the beaches of the Great Lakes, picking pebbles, taking in sunsets and just being in nature. Other road trips included the Wisconsin Dells and Minneapolis.

She was especially fond of picnicking with Eddie at a special location on Lake Nokomis, Minn., where her parents took her picnicking as a child.

She loved her outdoor animals and looked forward to the visiting critters; deer, squirrels, chipmunks, birds, they all had names.

There was “Chip-a-roo” and “Chick-a-ree” the chipmunks and “Rocky” the raccoon. Oh, and “Winnefred” the albino deer.

She would make sure to add “bird seed and suet” to her list of items for Eddie to bring home, so as not to miss feeding the birds.

Becky is survived by her husband, Edward “Eddie” Siefert; her sister-in-law, Judy Wentz; brother-in-law, John Siefert; her brother, Lawrence W. Rappley; sisters, Sharon “Sharri” Schwartz and Sali (Daniel) Winn; stepchildren, John and Joanie Heck; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen Rappley; her grandparents; brothers, James, Harry and Patrick Rappley; brothers-in-law, Terry Jako and Skip Schwartz; sisters-in-law, Irene, Louise and Margie Rappley; and stepdaughter, Janie Heck.

Becky was a gentle, beautiful soul and will be greatly missed by all.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport St., Rhinelander, WI 54501, 715-365-4343.

Everyone is invited to sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence at hildebrandrussfh.com.

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