Our community lost one of the good guys when Dale Seifert died on July 18, 2023, just a few days short of his 75th birthday. The eldest child of Elizabeth and Frank Seifert, he lived his entire life on his farm on the Bullhead Road. He was an active member of our community, including working at Frontline Ag and serving as a Pondera County commissioner.
Dale attended Montana State University – Go Bobcats – and received a degree in Ag Business in 1971. That same year, he married Marilyn Johannes, who was his partner for over 50 years. They farmed, raised cattle and sheep, planted and tended trees, and made a loving life for their family. They also regularly attended Bobcat football games, singing along to the oldies as they traveled to Bozeman.
Dale was a kind man who loved his kids and grandkids unconditionally. He was as proud of every accomplishment as he was of their kindness. He welcomed his sons- and daughter-in-law to the family as his own. He never hesitated to help a friend or neighbor, was patient and gentle in every interaction, and loved visiting with anyone and everyone. He will be missed.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Elizabeth, step-father John Williamson, and daughter Jill. He is survived by Nikki Seifert and Aaron Hobbins of Germany; Frank and Katie Seifert of Arizona; Darla and Steve Baliko of Conrad; and grandchildren Georgie and Hugh Hobbins, Samantha and MeiAiLi Seifert, and Annie and Joseph Baliko. He also leaves sisters Cheryl Curry and Sandra Starbuck and brothers Don and Lee Seifert, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 PM at the Lake Frances Fireman’s Pavilion in Valier. Dale will be remembered for his patience, kindness, and the enjoyment he got from helping anyone with anything.