Mary Ellen Seifert, age 88, passed away July 20, 2021, while at Agrace HospiceCare in Janesville.

Mary Ellen was born Sept. 6, 1932, in West Allis, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward and Isabelle (Risch) Widish.  She married Robert F. Seifert on June 26, 1954, in Sullivan Wisconsin. Mary Ellen and Robert spent more than 55 years together prior to Robert’s passing on Dec. 1, 2009.

Mary Ellen was a former member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Brodhead for many years, where she assisted with many Lenten luncheons and was a past president of the Ladies Altar Society. Mary Ellen was a prayer warrior and was always updating her prayer list. Mary Ellen was also known for her baking, as some believed she used her cupcakes as a form of currency for oil changes and dental work.

Mary Ellen is survived by her seven children, Tim (Patricia) Seifert, Roberta (David) Keller, Valerie (Robert) Weigelt, Theresa (Larry) Hackman, Steve (Dawn) Seifert, Rick (Peggy) Seifert and Holly (Jerry) Ryan; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a dear friend, Ruth Strand; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, in 2009; her oldest son, Michael Anthony Seifert, in 1955; and eight siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in her memory.

A visitation and funeral services were held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead on Saturday, July 24. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery.

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