William Paul Sieg, 76, Brookings, died March 2, 2001, in Ashland of pulmonary fibrosis.

He was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Edmond, Okla., to William Ralph Sieg and Alma (Morrill) Sieg.

He served in the Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard from Oct. 9, 1943, to July 26, 1946, when he was discharged in San Pedro, Calif.

He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry.

He married Billie D. Sieg. They lived in various places in Maine.

He received the 1958 Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Sieg worked as the campaign director of the United Way of Greater Portland, Maine.

He and his wife moved to Brookings in 1998 from Eliot, Maine.

Mr. Sieg was a member of the South Coast Humane Society, the Merchant Marine veterans, Chetco Pelican Players and Freedom from Religion Inc.

He enjoyed reading, football and travel.

Survivors are his wife Billie D. Sieg of Brookings; daughters Claudia A. Risbara of Portland, Maine; Joanne William of Ashland; sons Paul L. Sieg of Portland, Maine; David N. Sieg of Ashland; sister Alma Clary of Las Vegas, Nev.; niece Carol Clary of Los Angeles; nephews Duane Clary of Las Vegas, Nev.; Walter Clary of Elk Grove, Calif.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were sisters Mildred Hammons in 1976; Pauline Dobbins in 1978 and Helen Sieg.