Elaine Seifert Obituary

Elaine  Seifert
Elaine Seifert

June 3, 1935 - August 24, 2021
Born in Cedars Rapid, Iowa
Resided in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Elaine R. Seifert, 86 of Las Vegas, Nevada, died August 24, 2021. A Visitation will be held Friday, September 3, 2021, 10 - 12 pm at Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, followed with a light luncheon. A graveside service at Glendale Cemetery will follow at 1:30 pm.

Elaine was born in 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Irene and Donald Anderson, Sr. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids in 1953, Elaine was employed by Gordon Fennell Exporting Company. In January 1956 she married Clare A. Seifert, Jr., also of Cedar Rapids. They lived with their five children in Cedar Rapids until 1963 when they moved to Des Moines. After Clare had been in the computer industry for a number of years, together they started Seifert Ribbon & Carbon, Inc., selling computer and office supplies. They eventually developed customers in seventeen states and built a building in Clive, Iowa, to house Seifert Ribbon. In 1996 they closed the business and retired to Sun City Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Elaine and Clare were members of St. Augustin Church for thirty-three years, and all five of their young people attended St. Augustin grade school and Dowling High School. For a number of years Elaine was a Girl Scout leader at St. Augustin school.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents, Clare, her husband for 58 years at the time of his death in January 2014, and her brother, Donald Anderson. Surviving is a sister, Dolores Blood, of Cedar Rapids and children: Craig Seifert (Joanie) of Phoenix, Arizona; Cathleen Kownacki (Joe) of West Des Moines; Colleen Wetli (Bernie) of Decorah, Iowa; Curtis Seifert (Danielle) of Carlsbad, California; and Charleen Murphy (Brian) of Boise, Idaho; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elaine’s honor may be directed to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com




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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322