Blanche S. Seyfert, 94, Minot, formerly of Sawyer, died Monday, April 30, 2012, in a Minot nursing home.
Blanche was born March 23, 1918, on the family farm near Sawyer, the daughter of James and Mary (Krebit) Hayes. She attended schools at Sawyer and graduated from Sawyer High School in 1936.
Blanche was united in marriage to Leo Seyfert on Aug. 10, 1938, near Sawyer. They made their home at Fortuna, where they farmed for many years. They moved to Sawyer, where they lived for a few years, prior to moving to Minot, where they have since resided.
Leo died Jan. 21, 1992. Blanche entered Trinity Homes in February 2009.
Blanche was a fan of Elvis and enjoyed rodeos, garage sales, quilting and various crafts. She never missed an opportunity to play bingo and help with quilting activities at Trinity Homes.
Her loving family includes: son, Robert (Barbara) Seyfert, Burnsville, Minn.; grandchildren, Scott (Yan) Seyfert, of Centerville, Mo., Brian Seyfert, of Marana, Ariz., Chad Seyfert, Brooklyn Center, Minn., Sherri Seyfert and Janelle Begeman, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Becky (Ryan) Smith, of Apple Valley, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Brandon and Christopher; along with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Blanche was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; son, James; and four sisters.
Funeral service: Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation and prayer service: Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., all in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com)