OBITUARY

Nancy Edith Seefeldt

December 23, 1933January 1, 2013

Nancy Edith (Kamm) Seefeldt East Lansing, Michigan

Passed away on January 1, 2013, at the age of 79. Nancy was born was born in Chicago, IL on December 23, 1933. The family moved to Madison, WI in 1935, where she spent the next 18 years as a student in the Madison Public School System. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in art education. Her first teaching job was in Oconomowoc, WI, where she met her future husband, Vern. They were married on September 7, 1957 in Karlsruhe, Germany, where she taught in the Karlsruhe Military School System. Subsequent teaching positions followed in the Monona Grove and Madison,Wisconsin Schools. Nancy’s love of art and music, combined with her love of travel resulted in 14 trips overseas with various agencies and art groups. The friendships created during her travels lasted years beyond the original journeys. Her affection for vocal music led to participation in numerous groups, including the Opera Company of Mid-Michigan, the Opera Company of Michigan State University, the Michigan State Opera Company and the Michigan State University Choral Union and State Singers. Her greatest thrill as a musician was the opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall as a member of the Michigan State University Chorus. Nancy’s love of art continued beyond her teaching career. For decades she participated in the MSU Faculty Folk Art Group, with frequent excursions to local elementary schools to introduce aspiring young artist to the joy of creative art. Despite her love of the arts, Nancy’s greatest joy came from being with her family. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be missed by all who knew her. Her family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Red Cedar Oncology and Mid-Michigan Hospice House for the compassion and care they provided for Nancy. Nancy is survived by her husband, Vernal (Vern) Seefeldt; two children, Lynne (Jesse) Clyma and John (Karen) Seefeldt; two grandchildren, Kayla and Ross Clyma; brother, Edward (Karlyn) Kamm and sister, Kathryn (William) Storm; sister-in-law, Maxine Seefeldt; brothers and sisters in law, Ralph and Judi Seefedt, Eugene and Darlene Seefeldt and Earl and Beverly Seefeldt; nieces and nephews, Kari (Brandon)Caldwell and Ross (Carly) Kamm, Kimberly (Ryan) Vaughn, Michael Storm, Stephanie (Scott) McDonald, Sherrie (Steve) Krienke , and Steve (Maggie) Seefeldt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Marjorie (Holscher) Kamm. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at University Lutheran Church, 1020 Harrison Rd, East Lansing, with Pastor Fred Fritz officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment has occurred at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Okemos. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, 240 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI 48824 or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, PO Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2013
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Trisha Shaheen Abood

January 17, 2013

To the Seefeldt Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of your wife and mother from many years past. The loss of our parent is life changing, no matter how old we are. Stay strong and live each day to its fullest, the way she absolutely would expect you to!
Love and prayers,
Trisha Shaheen Abood

Steve Seefeldt

January 12, 2013

You have been in our thoughts since we heard of Aunt Nancy' s passing. We always enjoyed seeing her when you visited the family in Green Bay and Osseo. We hope all of the wonderful memories you have of Nancy comfort you during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Steve, Maggie, Brody and Brenna Seefeldt

Bob and Jessie Stipcak

January 10, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. We Know that her kids and everyone loved her very much. Just from speaking with John we could tell that she was a great person.

January 4, 2013

Dear John, I know how it is to loose your Mom, mine passed away 4 years ago, and we still miss her. It sounds like your Mom had a great life. Keep her memory alive by also living a full life as you are!

Your old Rep, Steve Adamczyk

Jim Bogart

January 4, 2013

John and Family,

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I pray that the Lord with be a strength for you in the days ahead and may He comfort you with many wonderful memories.

January 4, 2013

I am very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Storm DiSalvo (Madison, WI.)

Steve Hurrell

January 3, 2013

Lynne,
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve Hurrell

Bill Bupp

January 3, 2013

Vern, please accept my sincerest condolences. There is no doubt you will miss the one who shared so much life with you but the memories made with Nancy will go on forever. Peace.

January 3, 2013

Vern and Family,
Please accept and extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Nancy was an amazing person, with many talents, most of all with her support of the entire family at every turn. Our MSU connections were strong and always pleasurable, You could always count on her smile, graciousness and warmth. The professional paths crossed many times, always with favorable results. Sincere condolences, John and Pat Greenslit

Jim Pivarnik

January 3, 2013

It was always fun to see and talk with you whenever our paths would cross at MSU, and elsewhere. Condolences to Vern and the rest of the family.