Seiferlein, Ronald C., Alger, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at home on Monday, November 7, 2011. Age 69 years. Ronald Carl Seiferlein was born on March 16, 1942, in Saginaw to the late Otto and Elayne (Graebner) Seiferlein. He married Karen A. Nelson on December 7, 1963. She survives him. He was employed by GM at the Chevrolet Grey Iron Foundry in Saginaw, retiring in 2001 after 44 years of service. He served in the US Army from 1960-1963, during the Cuban Missile Crisis and served on the Honor Guard when President Kennedy made a trip to Germany in 1963. Ronald was a very avid deer hunter and enjoyed Walleye fishing. During winters, his wife got him to go to Arizona where they enjoyed family and Women’s ASU college basketball and softball games, and the beautiful weather. Besides his wife, Karen, he is survived by their beloved cat, Cookie Ann Seiferlein, two daughters and their spouses, Pamela (Jason) Wood, Millington; Kimberly (Lance) Fritz, Peoria, AZ; seven grandchildren, Katlyn of Minn., Mollie, Cassie, and Jacob of Millington, Laynee, Ryan, and Evan of Peoria, AZ; son Timothy Seiferlein; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barb and James Miller, Traverse City; several uncles and an aunt; a nephew, Nathan Seiferlein, Chesterfield, MI; a niece, Stacey Sesler, AuGres, MI; sister-in-law, Elaine (Seiferlein) Davis, AuGres, MI; several cousins; very loving friends, Gilbert and Catherine Spyker, Saginaw; and many hunting friends. He was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Frieda Nelson, who loved him like a son, and a brother, Richard Seiferlein. A memorial service will take place on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church, 5051 McCarty Road, in Saginaw. The Rev. Michael Nitz will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church for the Ronald Seiferlein Memorial Church Sign Fund. Memories and sympathies of Ronald may be shared with the family on his Obituary page at wakemanfuneralhome.com.