Mr. Siverson was born in Astoria on Sept 4, 1926 the son of Christian A. and Lydia Johnson Siverson.

He lived his entire life in Astoria where he attended public schools.   He began working in the fishing industry by working fish traps with his father.  He later became a gillnet fisherman on the Columbia River and fished as a commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay, Alaska.  He enlisted in the US Army during World War 2 and served in The Philippines and Japan before his honorable discharge in 1946.

George was married in Astoria in 1951 to the former Almeda Jane Polehn. She preceded him in death in 2008.

George was a member of the Scandinavian Benevolent Society, Friends of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and the Uniontown Association.  His special hobbies and interests included anything to do with fishing or sports, including college football and the Portland Trailblazers.

Mr. Siverson is survived by a sister in law Shiena Polehn of Medford, OR; a cousin June Dickson of Palm Desert, CA; numerous nieces and nephews, and a caregiver & friend Vicki Ramsey of Astoria.

In addition to his wife Almeda, he was preceded in death by his sister Norma Bennett and brother in law Culley Polehn.

By his prior request there will be no formal public memorial.  Private burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Astoria Scandinavian Historical Society, the Astoria Senior Center, Loaves & Fishes, or Meals on Wheels all in care of Ocean View Funeral & Cremation Services, 1213 Franklin Avenue, Astoria, OR  97103.

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George E. Siverson, 91, of Astoria, died on May 8, 2018 in Astoria.  Ocean View Funeral & Cremation Service of Astoria.

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