This is the Siebens Memorial Lighthouse on the shore of Storm Lake in northwestern Iowa. Although it is not a functioning lighthouse in the true sense, it does have a rotating beacon and was built for an exact reason. May all of us appreciate the plaque on the lighthouse which reads as follows:
Harold Walter Siebens
Light brings hope to the world,
It clarifies, generates, sustains, and inspires.
Light can come from many sources,
But few can have a more positive influence
Than guiding lights.
Patriarch, entrepreneur, sportsman, benefactor,
Was a guiding light to his family and friends
As well as to countless others
Who have benefitted from his generosity.
In his memory, his family dedicates
This lighthouse on Storm Lake to
The people, the values and the town
Which were his guiding lights,
And to the Institutions he supported,
With the hope that it will be a reminder
That each of us must be a source of light to others.
Thanks to Bruce Moe of Davenport, Iowa who sent us the photo and information on the Siebens Memorial Lighthouse.
This story appeared in the
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