Steven Lee Siebuhr

Services for Steven Lee Siebuhr, 61, of Kansas City, Kansas, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at Arterra Event Gallery in Lawrence, KS. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery following.

Steve died Monday, March 11, 2024 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born December 23, 1962 in Norman, Oklahoma; son of Francis and Elaine Siebuhr. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1981, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Pittsburg State University in 1985. Soon after, he continued his education and received a master’s degree in Physical Education from Pittsburg State University in 1987.

He married Audrey Lane on October 23, 1993 in Osage City, Kansas. They divorced in 2016, and he did not remarry.

Steve is survived by his daughter, Lauren Beabout of Shawnee, Kansas; son, Ryan Siebuhr of Lawrence, KS; brother, Scott Siebuhr of Columbus, Kansas; step-mother, Judy Siebuhr of Joplin, Missouri; and granddaughter, Finley Beabout of Shawnee, Kansas.

His mother, Elaine Pierce-Siebuhr, 61, died earlier on February 9th, 1998. His father, Francis “Fran” Siebuhr, 81, died earlier on March 26th, 2017.

Steve spent the majority of his career as an educator, but truly enjoyed coaching basketball, baseball, track, and especially football. Some of his passions included football, fishing, golfing, playing the piano, and Elvis Presley. Steve played college football at Coffeyville Community College, and ended his career playing for Pittsburg State University in 1983-1984. He was also inducted into the Columbus High School Hall of Fame in 2015.

He had a warm heart, was resilient, and provided his loved ones with many cherishable memories. His children remember him playing the piano in the basement often, of which he taught himself how to play. One of Lauren’s favorite memories of her father was participating in the Daddy Dances at her dance company. It was so fun seeing his silly side come out while dancing to Elvis and the Blues Brothers. Some of Ryan’s favorite memories are watching Chiefs games together, and learning about his favorite musical artists by watching YouTube videos and DVDs of their concerts with him.

Steve’s “Celebration of Life” will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday March 22nd, 2024 at the Arterra Art Gallery. The burial will take place following the celebration at the Oak Hill Cemetery, where he will be buried next to his mother, Elaine Pierce-Siebuhr. We ask that family members participate in Steve’s burial.

The family has decided to put all memorial funds toward a commemorative effort in Steve’s honor in Columbus, Kansas. He grew up in Columbus and had a great appreciation for the town and football team. Contributions can be made at the Celebration of Life, or can be sent via the information below:

Venmo: @Ryan-Siebuhr | CashApp: @RyanSiebuhr

Arterra Event Gallery: 2161 Quail Creek Dr, Lawrence, KS 66047