In Memory of Janice Seifert

Gathering of Family and Friends

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday February 4, 2019
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott
1339 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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Janice Marguerite Seifert, age 81, of River Falls, WI died peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Comforts of Home in River Falls. Janice was born December 1, 1937, to John (Jack) and Evelyn (Johnson) Filkins. She was the oldest of three children. Janice graduated from Prescott High School in the class of 1955, and married Gerald (Jerry) Seifert on September 20, 1955, that same year.
Janice and Jerry raised five children on the farm in Big River. Besides being a homemaker, she worked many years at the Virginian Supper Club as a waitress, then the Steamboat Inn and back to the Virginian before giving up her apron.
Family was an important part of Janice’s life, and she took great joy in watching her children and grandchildren play sports. Janice was an excellent cook and baker. Among her specialties were: ginger snaps, kolaches, and holiday traditional foods. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Janice and Jerry were long time members of St. Mary’s Big River Catholic Church. After retirement, Janice and Jerry’s haven was their lake home in Siren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Evelyn Filkins; her husband, Jerry Seifert; her sister, Karen Dunn.
Janice is lovingly survived by her children, Jill (Zane) Brainard, Laurie (Tom) Magee, Phil (Lisa) Seifert, Paul (Linda) Seifert, and Luita Seifert; 12 grandchildren, Jay, John, Laura, Ryan, Ashley (Jaclyn), Travis, Coulton, Kita (Sam), Philip Jr., Gary (Rachel), Cory, and Clay; 4 great grandchildren, Nolan Jackson, Walker, and Griffin; her brother, Thomas (Janice) Filkins; brother-in-law, Pat Dunn.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, February 4th, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Road, Prescott, WI. A private family gathering will be held at a later date for interment at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to thank Comforts of Home and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care. 715-262-5404
Services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home in Prescott, WI.

Janice's Tribute Wall

Tributes (6):

  • My deepest sympathy. I always thought your mom was such a nice lady. I wanted to come to the memorial but the ices roads scared me. Wish I could have been there. Your mom and dad were very nice neighbor.
    Glad your family were our neighbors.

  • We have many great memories of Janice. Her seafood cassorole she made for our Christmas parties was the best. Family was always number one for her and she cared deeply for them. Her faith was also very important to her.She was a great person. We are sorry we won’t be at the service. Joanne and I will have a toast of blackberry brandy to her.

    Jim and Joanne

  • Our Deepest Condolences to Janice’s Family on her passing.
    Janice was a friend to all with a heart so caring and thoughtful.
    We have so many fond memories spent with her & Jerry.
    Keeping you in our prayers.