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Anacleta (Mrs. Ben) Seifert
Friday, April 3, 2009
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Kramer Family Funeral Home
Saturday, April 4, 2009
12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
St. Luke's Parish Center
Saturday, April 4, 2009
St. Luke's Catholic Church
Prayer Service on Friday evening at 7:00.p.m. at the funeral home
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|Anacleta Frances Yurcek. was born July 31, 1922 to John and Anna (Schimek) Yurcek in Sherburn, Minnesota. She gradutated from Sherburn High School in 1940 and later attended the College of St. Benedict. On January 11, 1943, she was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Seifert at Sherburn, Minnesota. This busy mother of eight was very involved in her children’s activities, attending many choral and band concerts, plays and competitions. She provided many tasty treats for her children’s classmates. Ann served as treasurer of the Girl Scout Council for over forty-years. She was also active in the Boy Scouts, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Sherburn Holiday Festival, the All School Reunion committee, and was a member of the American Legion Auxilliary for more than fifty years. Ann was on the Sherburn Historical Society committee. After her husband, Ben’s death on June 3, 1980, she owned and operated along with her daughter, Patti, Seifert Drug Store until it closed in 1987. For several years she was secretary and office manager of the Sherburn Civic and Commerce organization. In addition to her duties, she published a monthly newsletter, Tales of the Fox, served as Sherburn historian, helped found the Dale A. Gardner Space Museum where she was a tour guide and mentor to student interns. She established the AFS program (exchange students) and hosted the Girl’s State and County candidates Teas. Anacleta has honored at the Minnesota State Fair as the Martin County Volunteer of the Year in 1993.
Lifelong Sherburn resident and town supporter Anacleta “Yurcek” Seifert died on Friday morning, March 27, 2009 at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont, Minnesota at the age of eighty-six years.
Anacleta is survived by six daughters, Ann Marie Seifert of St. Paul, Minnesota, Rosemary Seifert of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Patti Jesinoski (Marv) of Henderson, Nevada, Barbara Stump (Randy) of rural Jackson, Minnesota, Teresa Walter (Patrick) of Urbandale, Iowa and Lisa Seifert Weigelt (Wayne) of Brandon, South Dakota; two sons, Michael (Pat) Seifert of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Steve (Diane) Seifert of Monument, Colorado; three grandsons; three granddaughters; two brothers, Robert (Rosann) Yurcek of Kasson, Minnesota and Charles “Jerry” Yurcek (Judy) of The Dalles, Oregon; brother-in-law, Jack Kaysen of Eagan, Minnesota.
Anacleta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ben; In-laws, H.G. and Mary Seifert, Milt and Laura Seifert, Larry and Margaret (Babe) Seifert, Catherine and Joe Presseller, her brother, John J.R. and Elizabeth Yurcek; sisters, Janet Kaysen and Rita Corradi and husband Lou; nephew, Jack Yurcek and other relatives.
Interment will be in St. Luke's Catholic Cemetery in Sherburn, Minnesota.
Ann's family prefers memorials to St. Luke's Catholic Church in Sherburn or the Sherburn Auxilary.