He was born in String Prairie, outside of Lexington, on March 31, 1932, to Anton Emil Seifert and E m ma A ma n da (Marburger) Seifert.
Mr. Seifert grew up on the farm and attended Lexington schools. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1949.
Mr. Seifert attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education. Later, he earned master’s degrees in general science and administrative education from Texas A&M.
He married Frances Matthews on July 15, 1954, in Aransas Pass.
Mr. Seifert was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and remained in the reserves for many years. He also worked at IGC in Rockdale and served as union president.
He began his many years of service to the Lexington schools in 1966 as a science teacher and elementary principal.
Mr. Seifert served as teacher and principal in Florence and vocational education teacher in Hearne and Houston.
He also kept cattle on the family farm outside of Lexington.
The family moved to Rockdale in 1976, then he and his wife moved to Lake Travis after his retirement in 1991 and later moved to Austin.
Mr. Seifert was passionate about justice, genealogy, history—especially of the German Methodist cemetery in Lexington —and making beer. He also was an avid world traveler.
He attended Lutheran churches through out his life.
Mr. Seifer t was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Seifert; and a sister-in-law, Robbie Seifert of San Antonio.
Sur vivors are his wife of 56 years, Frances (Matthews) Seifert of Austin; his children, Jack Seifert (Cinny Burrel) of Seattle, Dave Seifert (Kareena) and grandchildren Monique Seifert and Jordan Seifert of Pickets Valley, Australia, Shari Seifert (Melissa Brooks) and grandchildren James Seifert and Zachary Seifert of Minneapolis; a brother, Leonard Seifert (Nina) of Lexington; and a sister Shirley (Seifert) Jackson (Rex Jackson) of Bryan; also, many nieces, nephews and cousins.