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Gerald Lee Sietsema born February 18, 1942 in Granite Falls Minnesota to Harm and Laura Breitkreutz Sietsema. He passed surrounded by his family December 14, 2022 in Whittier California. Gerald attended one room rural school thru sixth grade. He then attended Olivia schools where he graduated from Olivia High School as Valedictorian in 1959. He then attended University of Minnesota graduating with Honors with a Master's degree in Physics in 1964. Following graduation he headed for California and began teaching physics at Sunny Hills High School for 1 year before beginning his career at Hughes Aircraft Company. He took early retirement at age 55 in 1997. Gerald had 2 sons from his first marriage, Jay Sietsema and Paul Sietsema. Following his divorce he married Vicki Sietsema in 1976 and they had 2 children, Gregg Sietsema and Lynne Sietsema John. He is survived by his wife, 4 children and 6 grandchildren, Lukas Sietsema, Erik Sietsema, Micah John, Liam John Claire Sietsema and Emily Sietsema.
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