Leander Seifert, 90, of Clarissa, passed away on January 28, 2014, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services for Leander were held on Friday, January 31, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Clarissa with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Interment was held at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Clarissa.
Leander was born January 15, 1924 in New Ulm, to Florian & Theresa (Dietz) Seifert. He married Dorothy Zinniel at St. Marys Catholic Church in Melrose on September 18, 1944. In 1960, Leander and Dorothy moved to the Browerville area and started farming in Iona Township. Leander enjoyed going to flea markets, playing cards and was an accomplished woodworker.
Leander is survived by his children: Karen (Rudy) May of Browerville, Mark (Lorise) Seifert of Rose City, Ruth Flaspeter of Florida City, Florida, John (Wanda) Seifert of Browerville, Leo (Joey) Seifert of Livonia, MI, and Andy Seifert of Clarissa; Sister Irene Blonigen of Monticello; 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Leander is preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy, son Thomas, granddaughter Amanda, and daughter-in-law Patty.
Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home in Browerville. itenfuneralhome.com