Kenneth Sieving |

Kenneth Sieving

Kenneth W. Sieving passed away May 31. He was 81.

Mr. Sieving was born Nov. 2, 1925. Raised in Illinois, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, studied engineering at Northwestern University and was commissioned in 1945.

Mr. Sieving studied under Adm. Rickover at the National Laboratories at Idaho Falls and Oak Ridge, where he became a designer and builder of nuclear propulsion systems for naval vessels. He went on to enjoy a 45-year career in power-plant engineering around the world, working with both propulsion and electrical generation systems.

Mr. Sieving had resided in Grass Valley since 2001 in the care of his son, Paul, and the angels at Golden Empire Convalescent Home.

Mr. Sieving is survived by his first wife, Ruth, and their children, Kathryn, David and Paul. He is also survived by his second wife’s children, Grace, Eric, Matthew and Mark. He was preceded in death by his loving second wife of 25 years, Claire.

Mr. Sieving was a brilliant, generous, loving and humorous man who lived his dream and left us gracefully at a time of his own choosing, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

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