THREE OAKS - Grace Seifert, 99, of Three Oaks, Michigan, died peacefully at her daughter's residence, Friday, November 12, 2021, in the comfort of her family's presence.
Her life began March 29, 1922 in Three Oaks, Michigan one of three children born to George and Grace (Jenkins) Vogeley. Grace graduated from New Buffalo High School in 1939. She married her childhood schoolmate and love of her life Devon Lewis Seifert November 21, 1942 in Three Oaks, Michigan. After forty-six years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1989.
Grace was known by her friends and family as Go-Go Gracie. She was not afraid of hard work. She and Devon worked side by side to build their farm for many years. She and Devon raised dairy and beef cattle as well as chickens. Grace had an egg delivery route she completed weekly.
Grace was an avid gardener and she loved to cook. When it came to food preparation, Grace was the family's Betty Crocker. Many of her meals were prepared from her garden and came directly to the table. She was a phenomenal baker. She was also known for her homemade pizzas, applesauce, apple squares, pies, and cakes, just to name a few. She was known by her family and friends for her famous dill pickles.
Grace worked as a seamstress for many years. She enjoyed sewing her daughter's clothes growing up. Grace and Devon were both 4-H leaders for their children. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Seifert's Farm Supply during the 70's and 80's.
Starting in the 1980's, Grace enjoyed her winters in Florida with her daughter, Darlene. She had traveled many places with her family and close "Florida Friend," Lois Mescall. They had fun playing cards, traveling, cooking, and listening to Polka music. These were just a few of Grace's favorite past times. She also enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino.
Grace will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Darlene Van Loan of Tampa, Florida; one son, Kenneth (Karen) Seifert of Three Oaks; four grandchildren, Kenneth II (Becky) Seifert of Three Oaks, Steve (Aimee) Seifert of Three Oaks, Mark (Corrine Holm) Seifert of Three Oaks, Susan (Zac Robertson) Seifert of Three Oaks; ten great grandchildren, Kyle (Brittney Williams) Seifert, Cameron Seifert, Kevin Seifert, Maggie Seifert, Steven Seifert, Jack Seifert, Josh Seifert, Jake Seifert, Emma Grace Seifert, Abbie Seifert; one great great granddaughter, Evelyn Grace Seifert; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Grace was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; Cecil Rupsis and one brother, George Vogeley.
Family and friends will gather Friday, November 19, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks.
Grace will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Three Oaks, following her funeral service on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks. Family and friends are welcome to pay their final respects an hour before the funeral starts.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Grace be made to Randall Couchman American Legion Post # 204, 204 West Linden Street, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128 or Hanson Hospice Center, 4382 Cleveland Avenue, Stevensville, Michigan 49127.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.