Herbert "Herbie" A. Sias

East Tawas, Michigan
October 16, 1935 - March 19, 2020


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Herbert "Herbie" A. Sias, of East Tawas, a former resident of Midland, passed away peacefully at his home under the loving care of his family and hospice on Thursday, March 19, 2020, age 84 years. Once you met him, you had a friend for life! There was nothing he would not do for those around him. He was the kindest, gentlest, and patient soul! Herb was born in Midland to H. Keith and M. Marjorie (Glasglow) on October 16, 1935 and grew up on the family Ox-Bow Dairy Farm . He graduated in the class of 1954 from Midland High School and then enlisted in the United States Army. Herb proudly served our country until his honorable separation from the military in 1958. He married the love of his life, Kathryn (Fosgitt) Sias on July 7, 1955 and together they have celebrated 65 beautiful years of marriage! Upon returning home to Michigan and fulfilling his military obligation, Herb became an entrepreneur and started Sias Trucking Company. He eventually sold the trucking business to his father, and soon he purchased the Leonard Gas Station in Midland. A short time later, Herb began his long time profession at Consumer's Power, first in Midland, then transferring to Tawas in the fall of 1968. He worked primarily as a Meter Reader during his career, and in the year 2000, Herb finally decided to step away from his full time position and enjoy his well-deserved retirement years. He was a very avid outdoorsman, fisherman, and hunting sportsman, with the passion to hunt for all species of wildlife. With his childhood farm knowledge, Herb became a very active member with 4H and Future Farmer's of America. Helping to teach young children and adults the value of hard work, agriculture, and farm life was very important to him. Herb was very comfortable with horses, and excelled at being able to ride, work and train them. He also really enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, playing golf, and in the winter, riding snowmobiles. Herb will be truly missed by all who had the privilege to know and love him! He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn Sias of East Tawas; 3 loving children, Michael (Patricia) Sias of Sylvania, Ohio, Kurtis (Debi) Sias of Tawas City, Jill (Alex) Cook of Columbus, Indiana; 1 granddaughter, Jennifer (Adam) Rooks of Columbus, Indiana; 1 grandson, Michael Sias of Temperance, Michigan 1 great granddaughter, Ella Grace Rooks; 2 sisters and 1 brother, Maryanne (Jerry) Spencer of Midland, Don Sias of Midland, and Nancy Holt of Holland; and many special friends. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother in law, Dwayne. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider a donation to either the Iosco County BB Gun Club, or the Horse and Pony 4H Club of Iosco County in Herbie's name. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of love and support is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Memorial contributions may be made to either the Iosco County BB Gun Club, or the Horse and Pony 4H Club of Iosco County in Herbie's name.


So very sorry for your loss,,,,,such an awesome nice man,,,,love and prayers to the family
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
my deepest heartfelt condolences to Kathy, Mike, Curt and Jill as well as the entire family...Herb will definitely be missed...R.I.P.
— Frank Mahon
Whenever I would see Herb he’d take the time to talk a while. Always enjoyed the talks we had. Used to see him a lot at the community center track. What a nice person. Prayers to his family and especially Kathy who taught our child birth class years ago. God be with you. 🙏
— Bruce and Gaye Bennett
Sorry to hear of your passing, my long time old friend!!!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR LOVED ONES !!!!!!!!!
— doug stephenson
We lose a cowboy and friend who will be missed! A very sweet man that I am glad I got to know! I will miss seeing him in the parade and the fun conversations on his back porch!
— Joan Broses
Uncle Herb will always be remembered by me for his deep loving kindness. He was a very special uncle that I always look forward to seeing when I could. He was so supportive of me having a farm in Hawaii because of his love of nature. I guess now he can see it! I’ll always remember those days at hunting camp long ago with him, uncle Don, my parents, brother and grandma and grandpa. What a special childhood to have a beautiful loving family around me. May you fly with the Angels uncle. I love you.
— Juhl Rayne aka Nikki Spencer
So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. Always enjoyed his company and talking to him about my garden and wanting to know if Kurt did a good job of getting my garden ready. Prayers and thoughts are with you Kathy, Kurt and family. RIP Herb.
— June Scott
Very sorry to hear the bad news, Herb was a great man and all the Sias locals in Midland have shared stories of the past. We all send our condolences and wish the best for all in these trying times . Kerry, Dennis, Pam and Lori
— Kerry N Sias
We are very sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. He was always such a kind and caring man. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
— John and Connie O’Connor
I remember all the Summers spent at horse shows with Jenny.. Herb and Kathy were always there supporting her..he will be dearly missed.
— Kelley Bosman
We are so very sorry for your loss. RIP, Herb and fly high.
— Eric and Judi Redd
Dear Sias Family, Our sincere condolences on Herb's passing. He was a gentleman. We knew him from the barbershop, Community Center, & around town. It was always a pleasure talking with him. R.I.P. Herb. Hope to see you later.
— Jeanice and Frank Jastrzembowski
Dear Kay, Sad news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I learned about Herb today from my old neighbor, Mike Murphy. Love, Judy
— Judy Watten
So sorry to hear this news. Always loved Herb and his humor. He and Harold were life savers to me on deserted ice on the bay. So sorry Kurt that you've lost a fishing partner and hunting buddy. Rest in Peace good friend.
— tommy Lee
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Kathryn. We met him when we moved to Tawas but I had worked with him over the phone from Consumers Energy in Saginaw. We will miss seeing him and visiting, he was always so kind and ready to chat a while. Rest in Peace Herb. Peace to you also.
— Shirley and Ron Gavenda
Dear Kathy and family,
Herb's generous and kind spirit touched our lives. He was one of our dear friends in the horse community and we will miss him. We are so sorry for your loss.
— Butch and Diane
To all the Sias family We enjoyed living next door to you for several years and creating so many special memories. Herbie will be missed and our thoughts are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
— Norm and Marian

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