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Obituary: Edwin A. Seifert, Jr.

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Edwin A. Seifert, Jr., 76, of life-long Gallatin Valley farmer, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, in Bozeman, Montana, following a 16-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Ed was born January 8, 1941, to Edwin A. Seifert, Sr., and Christine Hedman Seifert in Bozeman, Montana, along with his twin sister, Winnie.  He was raised on his parents’ farm northeast of Belgrade with his sisters, Shirley and Winnie.

From a very young age, Ed worked alongside his father on the farm and always loved farming throughout his life.  Ed graduated from Bozeman Senior High in 1959.  During his high school years, he boxed for the Eagles Club in Bozeman and under the coaching of Tusco Heath, had an excellent amateur career.  Ed attended Montana State College studying Agriculture until his Junior year when he bought a farm.  Ed was in the Montana National Guard in his twenties.  In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Ed designed and built a flexible chisel plow/air drill that was ahead of its time.

Ed took up racing Wissota dirt track late models in his 50’s and raced for about six years, which he really enjoyed.  He also was a great dancer and loved to dance.  He had a red Corvette for a year towards the end of his life that he really enjoyed.  Ed loved his family and had a big heart.  He will be truly missed.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Penelope and the Bozeman Lodge Staff for the wonderful care they provided Ed during his time there.  Also, a special thanks to Chris and staff at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.

Ed is survived by his son, Marc (Stacie) and grandchildren, Lyndsey and Kyle Seifert; son, Bill Seifert; twin sister, Winnie Gowin; nephews, Tom Watson, Gary Watson and Jeff Gowin; nieces, Debbie Diteman and Jana Gowin; ex-wife, Sally Richter.  Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Christine Seifert and sister, Shirley Watson.

Private family graveside services will be held.

Memorials may be made in Ed’s name to Eagle Mount, 6901 Goldenstein Ln., Bozeman, MT 59715.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  www.dokkennelson.com

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