Violet A. Seifert

Violet A. Seifert, 90, of Morgan died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. 

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan with burial in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Violet A. Seifert, the daughter of Edward and Rose (Holmes) Platz, was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in rural Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota. Violet attended a country school. 

On Oct. 17, 1961, Violet married Raymond Seifert at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield. They lived and farmed in Morgan Township where she helped Ray raise feeder pigs and sheep, as the flock of sheep was up to 500 strong. Violet, along with Ray, spent many a night in the barn during lambing season. They spent some of their free time dancing to old time music at local dances. Violet enjoyed gardening and watching Vikings and Twins games. 

Violet was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where she had been a CCW member.

Violet is survived by her children, Rosemary (Charlie) Bertzyk-Leiby of Manawa, Wisconsin, Ruth Ann  Seifert of Marshall, and Ronald Seifert of Morgan; her sister, Verona Staloch of Byron; sisters-in-law, Gloria Platz of Sleepy Eye and Alpha Platz of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also surviving are grandchildren, Lawrence (Sarah) Bertzyk III, Nichole (Gibran) Lopez, Jessica (Brandan) Schunk, Landon Hindermann, and Kolton Matthys; and great-grandchildren, Kadence Schunk, Destini Schunk, Mia Rae Bertzyk, and Penelope Rose Lopez.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, in 2017; granddaughter,, Tina Ann Bertzyk; great-grandson Destin Schunk; son-in-law, Lawerence Bertzyk Jr; daughter’s fiancé, Daniel Matthys; brothers Leo Platz and Albert Platz; and brother in law Alex Staloch.

Blessed be her memory.

Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Morgan was entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent via

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