Karl Earl Seifert, age 87, of Saint Charles, Missouri passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. He was born in Orangeville, Ohio on March 16, 1934 to Allan and Elma Seifert (nee Cassidy).
Karl was a Geologist at Iowa State University for 58 years. He was married to Carole Seifert (nee Bibb) for 40 wonderful years. They enjoyed traveling the world together, especially enjoying Switzerland. Karl was an avid researcher and reader, particularly enjoyed scientific papers and documentaries. He loved working in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. He was also listed in the Who's Who Lifetime Achievement of America in 2019. Additional achievements include: Ocean Drilling Project, (1993) Atlantic Ocean (1993); Visiting Scientist Fellow, Geological Museum, Oslo, Norway (1979); Shipboard Scientist, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Pacific Ocean (1978). Karl was a Captain in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Karl is survived by his wife, Carole Ann Seifert, son, Keith A. (LaRae) Seifert, daughter, Lynnette K. (Steven) Porter, son, Kendall C. (Cindy) Seifert, step-daughter, Sandra S. (Gino) Meranda, step-son, James P. Aselman, brother, Dale (Caroline) Seifert, brother, John (Helene) Seifert; a grandfather of seven; and a great grandfather of three.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allan L. Seifert and mother, Elma I. Seifert; and his first wife of 25 years, Norma L. Seifert (nee Scroggy).
The family will hold a private Celebration of Life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy in his honor. www.preserve.nature.org
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