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Ralph Sievers, 78

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Ralph Sievers May 2, 1945- January 11, 2024

Ralph Sievers, 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday Jan. 11th at Abrazo Central Hospital in Scottsdale Arizona. Ralph was born May 2, 1945, in Nyssa, Oregon, to Walter and Louise (Schimke)  Sievers. He graduated high school in Boulder, Montana (in 1963). Shortly after graduation he went to Body and Fender School in Denver Colorado. Enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1965 to 1968. After the Navy he returned to Boulder and worked for John Franchi, later purchasing the autobody shop that became Ralph’s Body Shop. Displaying an excellent knack for autobody and detail, he moved to the Flathead  Valley in 1971 where he managed/worked for an array of body shops including, Roy Stanley Chevy, Balding Used Cars and Rygg Ford before opening North Valley Collision in Columbia Falls. Ralph truly loved life through simple pleasures chatting, spending time with friends and family, riding Harley Davidsons, reading books, tinkering with old cars and pretty much anything that ran on gas. He had an uncanny gift to reach people in a deep positive way. He also was a proud member of the Jaycees and Sunrisers Lions Club. He was also a mentor, friend, shoulder, ear in AA where he will dearly be missed. May we all honor Ralphs spirit by giving love and support to those in recovery. He is survived by his wife Connie Kenfield-Sievers, sisters Norma Arbogast, Barbra Knight, Rosalie Hamon; brother, Douglas Frank, children, Kevin (Carolyn) Sievers (grandkids Kendra, Madison) Daughter  Pam (Mark) Mommsen (grandkids Kayla and Logan), son Chuck Kingery (grandkids, Josh, Tiffany and Michael); stepchildren, Shane (JoAnna), Kevin (Angi), BJ (Amy) Kenfield and Angela Whitley (Robert); and many more step grandkids, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family friends and others whose lives Ralph touched will be invited to a celebration of life this summer, date and time will be announced later.