Celebration of Life for Charles (Chuck) Wayne Seifert, 72, who went to heaven to be with his heavenly father Feb. 16, 2022, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at Strassburg Baptist Church, rural Marion.
Chuck was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Marion to Leland and Hilda (Domke) Seifert. He was the first of four sons.
He accepted the Lord as his savior at 10 years old. He attended school in Marion for 12 years, graduating in 1967. He attended college at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colo. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management.
He worked for the state of Colorado for two years as a forest ranger. He then went to work as a lumberjack until he joined his father, Leland, and his brother Kenny in the construction business. Chuck continued in the construction business. While in Texas, he met and married his wife, Gloria, in August, 1987. Chuck continued in the construction business, building total-confinement dairy facilities.
In 1989, Chuck and Gloria moved to Florida, where he built dairies for the next six years. In 1994, they moved to Marion for them to begin farming.
The love of farming started for Chuck at the age of 6 years old when his dad put him on a tractor to work the ground in preparation for planting.
Chuck liked everything about farming, but combining crops was his true love. In October, after completing his second round of chemo treatment, he got back to Marion, where he got on the combine and combined that day and the next. He was so very happy at that time.
Chuck loved hunting and fishing. After harvest each year, he could be found with his gun, hunting quail and pheasant. After and before hunting season you could find him and his friend Les in Colorado shooting prairie dogs or at one of the lakes fishing.
Chuck was a quiet man (most of the time).
Chuck is survived by his wife, Gloria; his brother Don Seifert (and wife Marilee) of Coolidge, Arizona; two stepsons, Mike Shoemaker (and wife Kim) of Baytown, Texas, and Cory Shoemaker of Junction City; three step-grandchildren, Quinn, Kaylee and Hannah Shoemaker; one nephew, Byron Seifert; four nieces, Tasha Curtis, Rachel Seifert Sullivan, Sarah Anderson, and Lydia Seifert; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leland; his mother, Hilda; and two brothers, Kenny and Dean.
Chuck will be missed by his family and many, many friends.
After Chuck was diagnosed with leukemia, his psychologist would ask him what he did to relieve stress. It was a question he loved. He would say he didn’t have stress; he shot prairie dogs.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Hospital or to Strassburg Baptist Church in care of Jost Funeral Home, PO Box 266, Hillsboro KS 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com.