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“My parents were good friends of his, and their home held many beautiful handcrafted wooden pieces he made over the years. I have a beautiful inlaid...Read More ยป
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“I wish Mr. Seifert peace. He was a wonderful person to get to know. I send my thoughts to him and his family. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Nicole Maxam - Appleton, WI

John Carl Seifert, 98, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Rennes Health and Rehab. John was born on May 11, 1919 to Julius and Alvina (Patitz) Seifert in Greenville. He was a veteran and served in the US Army, attending OCS and serving as a 2nd Lieutenant. On May 26, 1945 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Hanson in Hortonville. John worked as a personnel director at VA Hospitals in Battle Creek and Iron Mountain Michigan, Fargo, North Dakota, Danville, Illinois and retiring from the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. He enjoyed printing and had an old letter press and printed many wedding invitations and napkins over the years for friends and family. John was also a skilled woodworker and was always giving his projects away. He liked fishing and the summer trips up north and Door County will always be treasured. John was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and his faith was always first in his life. John is survived by his wife of 72 years, Phyllis, three children; Jim (Judy) Seifert, Dave (Jean) Seifert, Sue (Randy) Hanson, 8 grandchildren; Brian (Laura) Seifert, Tom Seifert, Christy (Matt) Walthius, Laura (Chris) Kelly, John Seifert, Amy (Adam) Hass, Katie (Colin) Millsom, and Kim (Matt) Bayliss, 11 great grandchildren; Emma, John, Molly, Aiden, Claire, Nathan, Evan, Kaelie, Cayden, Sebastian, and Elizabeth, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, and ten older siblings. The memorial service for John will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 601 E. Glendale Ave., with Rev. Aaron Rosenau officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at The family would like to thank the staff at Rennes and the Renaissance Assisted Living. A memorial fund is being established in John’s name.