The Life of Frederick Charles Sivyer I

FREDERICK C. SIVYER, 92 of Lenexa, KS passed peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Fred was born in Milwaukee, WI where he met Dorothy Speer (predeceased 2014), his wife of 61 years. Fred was drafted from college into the Army during the Korean War; stationed in Austria. Dorothy joined him there for part of his service, and they returned again later in their marriage. Following Austria, they made their way to Kansas City. Fred worked for Hallmark Cards as a manager in the graphic arts division and retired in 1990 after 37 years.

Fred and Dorothy enjoyed traveling. They went on many cruises and, when their kids were young, on yearly car trips to see different parts of the U.S. Always active in church, Fred and Dorothy were charter members of Knox United Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, where Fred was an Elder and longtime chorister. Sharing his yearly harvest of veggies and tomatoes and his delicious BBQ meats with his family brought Fred joy. He was wonderfully present in his children’s lives and a fabulous dad.

Fred was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his daughters Ann Sivyer (Susie), Sarah Hill (Jeff), Kathy Sivyer, and Mary Sivyer (Leo Geismar), and his grandchildren Bryan Hill (Katherine) and Jordan Wagner (Jackson). He was thrilled to be a great GrandPa to Louis and Sophia Hill, and baby Wagner due in May, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allen and sister Jane, wife Dorothy, his son Fred II, and an infant child.


The family will celebrate his life at a small family service.

Memorial Contributioins

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Friends and Family of Life Centers Kansas.

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United States Army