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Louis Philip "Cy" Seifert
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Mr. Louis Philip "Cy" Seifert, a respected veteran and family man, passed away peacefully of natural causes on January 21, 2024, in Columbus, Georgia. Born on May 25, 1926, in Tiffin, Ohio, Cy led a life marked by dedication, service, and an unwavering commitment to his loved ones and country.
Cy grew up on a family farm in Tiffin, where he was one of seventeen siblings. His early years instilled in him a strong work ethic and a knack for hands-on tasks that would serve him throughout his life. At the tender age of 18, he volunteered to join the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in Japan with the 11th Airborne Division. His military journey continued as he reenlisted in the Air Force, becoming an aircraft crew chief and ultimately retiring as an E-7 Master Sergeant. His 21 years of faithful service were honored with several commendations, including the World War II Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
After his distinguished military career, Cy settled in Newnan, Georgia, and worked as an aircraft mechanic with Eastern Airlines until his retirement in 1987. His expertise and dedication to his craft were hallmarks of his professional life.
Cy and his wife Beverly were long-time members of the Grace Community Fellowship Church, where they found spiritual solace and fellowship. His commitment to service was further exemplified by his active participation in the American Legion Post 57 and VFW Post 2667. There, Cy engaged in numerous programs and activities where in enjoyed working Bingo and recognizing veterans.Known for his handiness, Cy started his own small engine repair business where he could often be found fixing lawn mowers and weed eaters for family and friends.
Cy's legacy is carried on by his loving family. He is survived by his sons, Keith Seifert (Dana), Louis Seifert (Terry) and Kenny Kubera; son-in-law, Peter Kolvig; sisters, Helen Vadala and Ruthie Wood; brothers, William Seifert (Nancy) and David Seifert; granddaughters, Haley Mann (David), Katrina O’Bryan (Stacy), Keira Oliver (Robert), and Devyn Wilson (Logan); grandsons, Dale Kolvig (Holly), Keith Kolvig, Lance and Shaun Seifert; along with twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his beloved wife of 57 years, Beverly Seifert; his daughter, Madolin Kolvig; his parents, Oswald and Agnes Seifert; and his siblings, John, Albert, Harold, Urban, Robert, J.R. and Thomas Seifert. His sisters Mary Kirkwood Babb, Margaret Kinn, Dolores Szablewski, Dorothy Magers, and Alice Magers.
Cy Seifert's life was one of unwavering commitment to his country, his family, and his friends. A memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of Cy and Beverly Seifert on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Grace Community Fellowship located at 75 Roscoe Road Newnan, Georgia. The service will begin at 11:00 am under the direction of Pastor Carl Green. The family would like to thank the staff of Columbus Hospice of Columbus Georgia, Savannah Grand of Columbus, Orchard View Rehabilitation Center, The Oaks at Grove Park and Dr. William R. LaHouse for their support and care of Mr. Louis “Cy” Seifert. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Columbus Hospice at https://www.columbushospice.com/donate.