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Steven E. Seifert

August 19, 1953 ~ May 3, 2017 (age 63)

 

Steven E. Seifert

August 19, 1953 – May 3, 2017

 

Steve Seifert, 63, of Gilbert, AZ and formerly of Elkhart, IN was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He passed away at Memorial Hospital of South Bend after a sudden illness while visiting family. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Wendy, their three children, Joshua (Becky) Seifert, Rebecca (Daniel) Todd, Naomi (Douglas) Lake, and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother Marie Seifert, sister Cheryl (Victor) Palmer and brother Tom Seifert. Steve was preceded in death by his father George and his granddaughter Kaylee Seifert. He had recently retired (2015) from Memorial Hospital where he worked as a Project Manager in Information Systems and where he was also (formerly) a Respiratory Therapist. Steven was born to George and Marie (Gossert) Seifert on August 19, 1953 in South Bend, IN.  He was raised in Elkhart, IN and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1972. When Steve was sixteen years old he met Wendy K. Mast at a church youth group meeting. They were a perfect match for each other and on April 18, 1974 they were married. Following their marriage Steve received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Literature in 1976 from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN. After graduating he served as a Pastor in the Missionary Church for several years. During this time he also completed his degree and certification as a Respiratory Therapist. Steve loved the outdoors, woodworking, pet rescuing and pet fostering. He enjoyed target shooting and was a member of the NRA. Steve had a heart for people and a God given gift of recognizing their needs while coming alongside them to offer encouragement. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. In honoring Steve’s wishes, cremation was chosen. A Memorial Life Celebration and Visitation will be held Saturday, May 13th from 10:00a.m.- 12:30p.m.at the Education Building of Grace Church in Granger, IN at 52025 Gumwood Rd. A brief service honoring Steve will take place at 10:30a.m.followed by light refreshments and fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal rescue or no-kill animal shelter of your choosing.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
May 13, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Grace Church
52025 Gumwood Road
Granger, IN 46530


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