Dorothy (Kolbeck) Seivert

Dorothy (Kolbeck) Seivert, age 81 of Sheldon, IA, died suddenly Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 6th from 4-8 PM with family present from 6-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. There will be a rosary at 4:00 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM Sunday evening at the church.

Dorothy Mae Chadwick was born on April 21, 1931, the daughter of John Thomas and Ella (Ebert) Chadwick in Sibley, IA. She was raised on a farm outside of Sibley, where she attended country school. She later graduated from Sibley High School. On June 21, 1950, Dorothy was united in marriage to Martin Kolbeck in Ashton, IA and the couple lived on a farm near Sibley. After twenty-three years of marriage Martin died suddenly in a farming accident. Following his death Dorothy married Marvin Seivert on November 9, 1974 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley and they lived in Ashton until 2003 when they moved to Sheldon. Dorothy and Marvin enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona for thirty-eight years. Dorothy was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Grand Legion, a life member of the VFW, Girl Scout Leader, member of a coffee group and the country club. She enjoyed hosting many Halloween parties for the Girl Scouts and Daycamp. She loved playing cards, gardening, canning, sewing, crafts, cross-stitch and knitting blankets for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Every family member received a handmade Christmas stocking. She liked to coffee and visit and loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren remember the candy drawer, playing games and that grandma loved to read to anyone that would sit on her lap. They also remember their grandmother as the “Scrabble Queen”.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Marvin Seivert of Sheldon, IA; five children, Vincent Kolbeck of Sibley, IA, Irene (Chris) Plantamura of Stratford, CT, Barb (Dave) Lutter of Cedar Rapids, IA, Pauline (Rod) Storm of Sanborn, IA and Nancy (Jim) Niichel of Orange City, IA; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Syd Chadwick of Lakeview, IA; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Chadwick of San Antonio, TX, Eva (Cecil) Huss of Sheldon, IA, Mary Ann ( Tom) Nilles of Fort Dodge, IA and Marcia Kolbeck of Ashton, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Martin Kolbeck; parents, Tom and Ella Chadwick; sister and brother-in-law, Leone and Marvin Ludolph; brother and sister-in-law, Edgar and Marie Chadwick; brother, Dean Chadwick; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Mabel Seivert; sister in infancy; and brother-in-law, Earl Kolbeck.

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