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Remembering Daryl Sieg

Daryl Sieg
Daryl Sieg

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Daryl Sieg, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, who passed away on May 5, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. He was 55.

Daryl will be remembered for his many contributions to the Department, School, and University. We extend our deepest sympathies to his colleagues, friends, and family. He will be missed.

He was born March 12,1966 in Northwood, N.D., to Ardell and Wanda (Wiegandt) Sieg. He grew up on the family farm outside of Thompson, and graduated from Red River High School.

Daryl worked a variety of jobs after high school until he found his true calling in life, medicine. He started his medical career as an EMT while he attended Northwestern Technical college to earn an Associate Applied Science degree in Paramedicine in 1995. He was dedicated to the care of patients as a paramedic and manager of the volunteer ambulance service in Oakes, N.D., but felt a calling to do more.

He furthered his education in biology at Northern State University and the University of Minnesota-Crookston. In 2000 Daryl received his Primary Care Associate (PA) degree from Stanford University. He also holds national certifications in family practice and surgery.

Daryl practiced as a PA in both Rapid City, S.D. and Fargo. His experience includes Family Practice, ER, Neurosurgery, and Cardiothoracic Surgery. As a Physician’s Assistant, Daryl was dedicated to providing compassionate care for his patients. He took the time to listen and explain treatment options to patients. An allergic reaction to surgical gloves changed his path and he began working in administration at Sanford Medical Center.

In 2016 he took a position at the University of North Dakota’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, where he taught and shared his knowledge with the next generation of Physician Assistants. While working at UND, Daryl received his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University of Health Studies with a concentration in Education and Leadership.

Outside of his medical career, Daryl always put his family first. He was a proud dad, grandpa, uncle, brother, and son. He loved spending time with family at the lake, on an annual canoe trip, boating, fishing, and riding his Harley. He enjoyed traveling with his fiancée, Amy, as well as his children. He was always up to have a good time with friends and family, enjoyed listening to music, and spreading humor.

Daryl is survived by his fiancée Amy Wilkens, mother Wanda Sieg, children; Sage (J.J.) Doehler, Andy (Holly) Johnson, Robert (Shannon) Sieg, Alexa Sieg, River Dockter, Isabelle Muchow, Gabriella Muchow; brother Darren (Lavon) Sieg, Kyle (Tim) Shern, Jeri (Carey) Isaacson, grandchildren; Piper Sieg, Zachary Sieg, Ethan Johnson, Emery Johnson, Ivy Johnson, Avalon Johnson; aunt Marilyn Sieg; and numerous nieces, cousins and nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ardell.

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks.

Visitation: 5 – 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Monday, May 10, at Amundson Funeral Home. Visitation will continue 10-11 a.m. prior to the service on Tuesday.