Donald Arthur Seifert was born on May 10, 1937 to Arthur and Margaret Seifert in Redwood Falls and went to his eternal rest with our Lord and Savior on January 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, Cal. A memorial service was held for Donald on February 11, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, Cal. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed as an adolescent at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Following his graduation from Redwood Falls High School in 1955 he began his study for the ministry at Concordia Jr. College in St. Paul. At that time he met his soon-to-be wife, Rosalie Hauser, who he married in June 1962, at Christ Lutheran in N. St. Paul. They moved to Palos Heights, Ill., where he began his vicarage at Palos Lutheran Church. He was ordained at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis. in 1963 and installed as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 7, 1963. While there he oversaw construction of their new church and a new parsonage. So began his love to build churches. Donald accepted calls to serve churches in Marshall and then in Los Angeles, Cal. He spent 36 years at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in LA until his retirement in November 2007. Donald served on several Mission Boards while in California and helped establish churches in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. Donald then accepted a call to serve as interim pastor to Calvary Lutheran Church in Canyon Country, Cal. where he served eight years until the Lord came and said to him, “well done good and faithful servant”, and took him with Him in everlasting peace and joy. Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosalie, and four sons: Kevin (Michelle), Timothy (Kathy), Matthew (Vilma) and Jonathan (Kathy), nine grandchildren: Nicholas (fiance’ Minna), Justin (wife Jennifer), Brennan, Jason, Angelica, Christine, Joshua, Dylan and Ashley. His sisters, Sylvia, Alice (Dick) and brother John (Barb); mother-in-law Esther Hauser, brother and sister-in-law: Russell (Linda) and Susan (Jean) along with many nieces, nephews, pastors and friends and members of those congregations he served. Donald was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur and Margaret, father-in-law, Irvin and brother-in-law James.