Born: July 20, 1929
Location: Ripley, Michigan
Sydney John Semmens was born in the St. Joseph Hospital on July 20, 1929. He fought in the Korean War and lived. He also had a paralyzed brother. He used to work in a lumberyard called Gib City in Ripley next to the bowling alley. Here he made bowling pins. He was always there to help us. He died on July 17, 2001.
Contributed by: Kevin Semmens, South Range Elementary