Leonard “Benny” Seifert

July 23, 1930-Feb. 27, 2024

NEW ULM–Leonard “Benny” Seifert, age 93 of New Ulm passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11am on Monday, March 4, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldier’s Rest. Full military honors will be provided by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

A visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH chapel and will continue Monday morning from 10-11 a.m. at church, prior to the service. To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org

Leonard is survived by his daughter, Carol (Jim) Andrews; sons, Dan (Carolyn) Seifert, Joe (Nancy) Seifert; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Delores (Frank) Schwope and Mary Schaaf; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene in 2022; brother, Sylvester “Seab” Seifert.

Leonard Henry Seifert was born July 23, 1930 in New Ulm to John and Clara (Grunet) Seifert. He attended and graduated from New Ulm Public High School. After graduation, Benny joined the US Army, where he served as a dedicated medic. Upon returning to New Ulm, Benny was employed as an LPN at Loretto Hospital. It was there he met the love of his life, Darlene. On June 9, 1956, Benny was united in marriage to Darlene Haberman in Dundee, MN. Their union blessed them with three children. After leaving his nursing career, Benny went to work for New Ulm Manufacturing/Caterpillar. Benny worked over 30 years ensuring quality as a control inspector, retiring in 1993. Music was Benny’s passion, and he carried his love and talent of music throughout his life. Since 1947, he graced countless stages with his musical talent, playing in various bands. He also brought his music to numerous church services, and many other events. Benny spent almost the entirety of his life in New Ulm and contributed to his community in various ways. He was a member of the New Ulm County Club, New Ulm Legion Post 132, German Bohemian Society, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. For many years, Benny was also a committed member of the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor, taking the role as the bugler, paying tribute to his fellow veterans. Benny’s greatest joy in life was his wife and the wonderful family they raised together. Countless memories were made over Benny’s 93 years and they will live on in all who loved him. Blessed be his memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Parkinson’s Foundation or New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor.