Dean Leon Seifert was born on June 23, 1925, near Clifton, to Leon Frank & Pearl C. (Allen) Seifert, and passed away on August 6, 2022, at Park Villa in Clyde, at the age of 97 years, 1 month, and 14 days.
Dean was one of two boys born to Leon and Pearl, and he grew up on the family farm, attending school in Agenda. Dean graduated from Agenda High school in 1942, and joined his Dad in his farming operation.
A farmer and stockman his entire life, Dean enjoyed rural living, working with his John Deere tractors, and tending to his cattle. He was a very active and involved in many organizations, including three terms on the Greenleaf/Linn Elevator COOP board, two terms on the Washington County Soil Conservation Board with two years as President of the Board, a member of the Brantford Community Center Board, President of the District #16 Cemetery Board, and the Mayor of Brantford.
A steward of the land, Dean was awarded the 1971 soil conservation award, and the 1990 Goodyear NCRS Conservation Award. Dean was always on the go and stayed active with many hobbies. He made over 40 quilts by hand, donating them to the Lutheran World Relief Mission, the Brantford Community Center Raffle and the Cuba Rock-A-Thon. He enjoyed gardening, and shared his garden produce and fruits with his neighbors and pie makers. He also enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and pitch, and was active for over 25 years on bowling teams in Belleville, along with being a team player in the Washington League.
Dean enjoyed traveling, and took bus trips to Estes Park in Colorado, touring the north east states during the fall, Washington DC, Kentucky, various casinos, and even taking a trip to Hawaii.
Dean is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ardyce in 1991, his second wife Arlene in 2014, brother Earl Seifert and his wife Joyce.
He is survived by his nephew Steve Seifert and his wife Angie, niece Dona Bainbridge and her husband Doug, and nephew Roger Gunter and his wife Lorna Dee. Dean is also survived by his step daughter-in-law Teresa Keeler and step son-in-law Charles Jones, along with step grandchildren, Jeffrey Keeler (Lori), Brandon Keeler (Jona), Michael Keeler (Regina), Kelly Bandt, Paige Briggs (Jeff), Tina Carstensen (Daniel). He is also survived by other family and relatives, neighbors and friends.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Davenport, Nebraska, where the family will greet friends from 8:30 am until service time. Graveside Services will follow at 2:00 pm, at Rusco Cemetery, rural Brantford.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 9, from 1pm – 5pm, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home. The family will not be present.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Dean L. Seifert Memorial, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com