Charlotte Siferd, 90

Charlotte H. Siferd, 90, of rural Wabash, died at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her home. 

She was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Upland, Calif,, to William C. and Helen L. (Henshaw) Metcalfe.

Charlotte was a 1945 graduate of Grandville High School, in Grandville, Mich., and a 1948 graduate of Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing/Cadet Nursing Program, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

She married John A. Siferd in Grand Rapids, on Oct. 9, 1948.  She was a registered nurse at Longcliff Hospital in Logansport, Wabash County Hospital, and was the charge nurse at Millers Merry Manor in Wabash, retiring in 1987, after 25 years.  She also worked side-by-side, with her husband John, on the family farm, driving tractor and taking care of the many farm animals. 

Charlotte was a longtime member of the Church of Our Savior United Methodist Church in Wabash, where she was the choir director.  She also attended Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, and was a current member of the Wabash Alliance Church.  She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed traveling with her husband John, in their motor home to Florida and across the U.S.A. 

She is survived by her husband, John A. Siferd and daughter, Cheryl M. (Tim) Kreider, both of Wabash; two grandchildren, William Johnathon (Natalie) Kreider of Fishers, and Christiane Marie (Jason) Soultz of Noblesville; and five great-grandchildren, Sophia, Andrew, and Alice Kreider, and Hayden and Joanna Soultz.

She enjoyed having the five Meredith boys as little brothers in the Big Brothers program.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Richard Charles Metcalfe, who died at the age of 24.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017 at  Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the  Rev. Earl Guingrich officiating.  Burial will be in Matlock Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Alliance Church.

The memorial guest book for Charlotte may be signed at


Posted on 2017 May 23