Sidney James Bierema, son of Peter and Sadie (Schotanus) Bierema, was born July 18, 1929 in the Springfield area. He passed away Friday, March 18, at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall. Sid attained the age of 86 years and eight months.
As a young boy, Sid attended Trumbo and Quinn Country Schools and graduated from the eighth grade. He was active in the community through his service as a Quinn School board member, 4-H leader and as a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church Consistory.
On July 7, 1949, Sid was united in marriage to Arlene Cornelia Tjeerdsma, the daughter of Peter and Annie (Odens) Tjeerdsma. Their union was blessed with five sons and six daughters: Allen, Charlene, Harvey, Myron, Aletha, Ivan, Vera, Miriam, Arlis, Amy and Theran.
Sid loved reading anything related to farming and livestock. He was not one to sit around, as he always found something to do.
Sid entered the Good Samaritan Care Center on September 18, 2008.