Francis “Frank” J. Seiferd
Francis (Frank) James Seiferd was born on February 14, 1944 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life on July 13, 2019 in his home in St. Louis, MO. after a long battle with cancer. He never stopped fighting! Frank is survived by his children Renee Seiferd Jacobi (Robert), Steven (Sandy) and Scott (Victoria) Seiferd. His grandchildren Tatiana (Ryan), Trey and Frank, great-grandchild Brynlee and his younger brother David (Pamela) Seiferd. He is proceeded in death by his parents Lester and Lucille Szydlowski Seiferd.
Frank served his country as a US Marine and was in the Vietnam War. Frank lived in Dogtown for the past 50+ years and belonged to St. James the Greater Parish. A carpenter by trade but dabbled in everything. He loved making things with his hands and was always coming up with something new to make/create. He was very involved in the community and loved helping with the yearly flea market up at the church and also loved dressing up as the Easter Bunny or Santa and going up to the school board to visit the kids.
Frank had a green thumb end immensely enjoyed working in the garden across from his home. You could find him there on any spring/summer day. He took great pride in that garden and was always creating new things to put in it. A few years back, the city renamed it the Frank Seiferd Dogtown Community Garden which was a great honor to him and the work he put into it.
His hobbies over the years: being a boxing coach, he loved dancing and won many trophies, bee keeping, hunting and fishing. He still loved to cast a line any chance he got. Anyone that knew Frank knew he was one with nature. He will be missed by family and friends.
Services: A viewing and visitation will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 10am-12pm followed immediatly by a service at St. Louis Cremation Chapel, 2135 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103.