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Debra Jo SeivertDebra Jo Seivert was born on March 22, 1962, in Sioux City, IA, to William and Evonne (Ekberg) Seivert. She grew up in Brewster, MN and graduated from Brewster High School. Deb attended SDSU in Brookings, SD, where she obtained a Bachelor of Art and Masters of Science with a Major in English Literature. She later obtained her Doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She served as the Residence Hall Director at Lincoln for several years. For the last ten years, Deb has been living in Marshall. She was a Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University and was working on a degree in accounting. Deb was very curious and had a thirst for knowledge. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed books and periodicals where she learned new facts and information. She loved spending time with her cat, Aiden. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews and their families. Deb was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church where she served as an Eucharistic Minister and a Reader. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters. Deb died on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, due to liver and kidney failure following several other health conditions. She is survived by her mother, Evonne Seivert of Marshall, sisters Kathy Vos of Hills, and Sheryl Vaske of Elkton, SD, nieces and nephews: Mark (and Wendy,) Kristi (and Josh,) Stephanie (and Ryan,) John (and Megan,) Dan (and Virginia,) Katherine, Emily, Justin (and Brittany,) great nieces and nephews: Tyler, Tasha, Dominique, Jayden, Ahren, Brooke, Cadence, Gage, Jordyn, Xander and Dimitri and special relatives Tracy and Maddie. She was preceded in death by her father William and brother David.
I am so sorry for your loss Evonne. Prayers to you and your family.
Becky Emary Nov 1 2017 2:48 PM
Remembering Deb & her spunky attitude! Prayers for your family.
Sheri Ramirez Oct 30 2017 12:05 PM
Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together. May you find great comfort in God's promise found at Isaiah 25:8."He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces. and John 5:28: "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". God promises a future time when there will be no more pain and grief due to the death of a love one! Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sharon Harvey Oct 30 2017 2:15 AM
Sending our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Deb was a true inspiration to us with her determination, fight and that wonderful smile she had. May you find God's loving arms around you as you remember those warm precious memories you hold in your hearts.
Dick and Joyce Persoon Oct 29 2017 9:23 PM
My heart goes out to all of you. I can't remember ever seeing Deb without a smile. She had kind words for all. Treasure the memories of the special person she was.
Deb Brunk Oct 29 2017 12:09 PM