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Shirley L Seifert

Shirley L Seifert

Shirley L Seifert, age 84 of Pepin, died Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Gunderson Health System in La Crosse with her family by her side.

Shirley was born on March 30, 1940.  She was the daughter of Bernard and Margaret (Bengston) Sundberg and grew up in Maiden Rock.  She attended School in Maiden Rock until 11th grade when she came to Pepin High School where she met Vern and they both graduated in 1958.

Shirley married the love of her life Vern Seifert after graduation in 1958 and together they raised 3 children in Pepin.  Shirley started working in the Maiden Rock Bank while still in high school and worked in banks her entire working career.  She finished her career at the Bank of Alma – Pepin branch as Bank Manager.  She was also a dedicated member and leader of the Pepin Area School board for 25 years.

Shirley served both her community and the Pepin Area Schools with distinction and excellence.  Her presence will be profoundly missed.

Shirley is survived by her husband Vern, Siblings Mary Krogstad, Wayne (Karen) Sundberg and David Sundberg, Brother in-law Dan (Carm) Seifert, Vern and Shirley’s children Lynn (Jodie) Seifert, Michael (Elaine) Seifert and Paige (Tim) Stajkowski, many beloved Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and extended family.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, parents in law and sister Sharon Menting.

A Celebration of Life for Shirley will be held on June 29, 2024 at the Pepin Lions Club building from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Steve Sedlmayr

    I saw Shirley at Bruce Quinton’s retirement. Shirley came up to me and we joked and we discussed the cooperative programs which have been very successful!!! She and I would give each other a jovial “bad time, She was a great school board member!! and we both were happy with the success which this gave our students with more programs by sharing. She was insightful to do the shared programs and the improvements benefit the opportunities for our students!!! She will be missed!

  2. Bob and Marcia Ritzman

    The entire family and close friends have our prayers and sympathy. Shirley was a very nice person to know and will be missed. We are sorry that we cannot make it to the service, but you all will be in our thoughts.

  3. Denise Noll

    Sympathy to Shirley's family. Had the pleasure of working with her at American Bank/BOA. May her memory be a blessing to all who mourn.

  4. Patricia Wodele

    So very sorry for your loss of Shirley. She was well known & loved in the community. Her compassion & care extended beyond her immediate family. May you find peace as you share fond memories.

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