J. George Sieben
from the Hastings Gazette, March 25, 1938

" Death of George Sieben Retired Druggist Is Widely Mourned

Truly one of the city fathers was J. George Sieben, 77 year old retired pharmacist, who passed away at his home Thursday afternoon March 17. Three times mayor of the city which he chose as his own, George Sieben held the trust and respect of the community where he had lived since boyhood. While he was active in business, Mr. Sieben served for 12 years on the City Council and was instrumental in having the State hospital located here and was on the council during the erection of the Spiral bridge.

Despite his advanced age and a severe illness, Mr. Sieben kept his place in the community until death. Deeply interested in world affairs as well as local happenings, he enjoyed keeping in touch with the news of the day. He went faithfully each day to the J. G. Sieben drug store of which he was the founder to talk with his friends and help with the customers. His deep and kindly interest in anyone he met made friends for him always.

A charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Mr. Sieben was also the oldest living member of the St. Boniface Society and was given an honorary life membership in the Minnesota State Pharmaceutical Association as he was one of the organizers of the group.