Herbert Samuel Seiffert, 82, passed away in Salem, Ore., Feb. 17, 2013.
A service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Zion Lutheran Church.
Herbert was born April 13, 1930, in Hillsboro Ore., to Ida Smith and Carl Seiffert.
He married Betty Morris on Jan. 10, 1954, in Aloha, Ore. They moved to Klamath Falls to attend Oregon Institute of Technology. Shortly after that time, Herbert returned to service in the U.S. Army. That led to the family living in several locations, including Montana, San Francisco, Ford Ord, Calif., Germany, Maryland, Okinawa and Texas. After retiring from the military after 29 years, they returned to Klamath Falls.
Herbert was a member and a trustee of Zion Lutheran Church. He was also active in the Boy Scouts and an honorary Girl Scout. He worked at the Klamath Lake County Youth Ranch in Bonanza for 15 years until his retirement in 2004.
He enjoyed woodworking, exploring the outdoors, cribbage and attending the annual family reunion and the annual church camping trips, where he would rule the horseshoe pit.
Herbert is survived by his children and their spouses, Belannca Lynn Randall Amundson of Two Rivers, Wis., Beth Annette and Daniel Jalilie of San Bruno, Calif., Herbert Shawn and Sepidah Seiffert of Salem, Ore., Benita and Gene Miller of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Ret. Lt. Cmdr. David and Debbie Seiffert of Yelm, Wash.; sister Carleen Carrier Quimby of South Carolina; grandchildren Robert, Bethina, Danielle, Shaheen, Yasameen, Auzeen, Dennis, Thomas, Bessie, Jason, Becky, Doug, Drew and Daniel; great-grandchildren Beverly, Elisabeth and Logan.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and 11 brothers and sisters.
Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 24, 2013