CHARLES V. SEYFERT, 70, died peacefully, surrounded by his family Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Anne Home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Fort Wayne May 26, 1942, the son of his late parents, Charles H. and Agnes (Hake) Seyfert. He graduated first in his class from Marmion Military Academy, graduated with honors from Georgetown University, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1966. Charles served as a U.S. Army Captain, where he was attached to the 199th Light Infantry Brigade during the Tet Offensive. His unit was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Valorous Unit Award, and the RVN Gallantry Cross w/ Palm. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Bronze Star. Returning to Fort Wayne after military service, he saw a future in the computer world. He was one of the first to open computer stores in Fort Wayne, and was instrumental in many of the Catholic parishes in Fort Wayne developing their first computer systems. He retired from Bytrex Computers in 2011 due to illness. An avid cyclist, he also enjoyed photography. "Generous with time, talent, and treasure, he was devoted to his Faith, Church, and family. A thoughtful, respectful, and loving person, he will be greatly missed by his family and all who loved him." He is survived by his brothers, Joseph (Sandra), Gerald, James, and John (Sandy); and by sisters, Marilyn (Jack) Hasley, Sally (Albert) Lutz, and Susan; and by four nephews and three nieces. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1502 E. Wallen Rd. with calling one hour prior. Msgr. John Kusmich officiating. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Chapel, 1320 E Dupont Rd. with the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. "He loved God, loved life, and family. He was a force for good who gave much and took little." For those wishing to honor Charles, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Allen County Right to Life or St. Vincent de Paul Church.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 10, 2013