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Mary Jane Seif

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Mary Jane Seif

Mary Jane Seif, age 94, of Marshfield WI (formerly of Neillsville) died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Mary Jane Nesbitt was born on February 28, 1918 in Chicago, IL to James B. and Catherine (McLean) Nesbitt. She entered grade school in Chicago, and in 1924 spent a year in Glen Shee, Scotland where she attended elementary school. The family moved to the Town of York in 1928. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1935. She was employed as a stenographer in the Clark County pension department.

She married D. Dale Seif on April 24, 1938 in Augusta, WI. Dale was engaged in business with his father Charles and brother Chester Seif, operating C.E. Seif and Sons implement businesses in Neillsville and Augusta. When Charles retired in 1946, Mary Jane and Dale purchased the Neillsville business and operated it until the time of Dale's death in 1981.

Mary Jane was active in the Order of the Eastern Star, the Clark County Historical Society and the Red Cross for many years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Circle of Friends. She was also active in the Sewing Circle. She enjoyed travel, needlework, and spending time with her friends and family.

Her brother, Martin Nesbitt of Las Cruces, New Mexico and many nieces and nephews survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, D. Dale, and a brother, Alexander Nesbitt.

Casket bearers are Denise Teefey, Candace Nesbitt, Jim Nesbitt, Robert Workinger, Ronald Seif and Don Quicker.

Funeral services for Mary Jane will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 18, 2013 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Bill Brown will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist and Corrine Armitage, soloist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the United Church of Christ Friday, January 18, 2013.

Online Condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mary Jane's family with Funeral arrangements.


Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 17, 2013
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