Elsie Seiler


Heaven gained a special angel when our beloved mother, Elsie Seiler, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022, at the age of 95.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary with Rev. Jared Johnson officiating. Cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving visitors Wednesday, February 23 at the Bismarck Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, with a rosary at 7:00 pm.

Elsie was born October 31, 1926, in Zeeland, ND, to Anton and Eva (Salwei) Jund. She was raised and educated in Zeeland and graduated high school in 1944. Growing up in Zeeland, she found a love for music from her father and uncles who performed as, ‘The Jund Brothers Orchestra‘. As young girls, she and her sisters, Cecelia and Frances, spent time singing and performing with them for many local town dances.

She taught country school for two years until she married Michael “Mike” Seiler on January 21, 1947. They began their life together on a small farm near Zeeland and after four years together, they moved their growing family to Bismarck, ND. Throughout their loving, 45-year marriage, they were blessed with seven children. Upon moving to Bismarck, Elsie and Mike worked together at Mid Dakota Clinic for over 30 years. During this time, she also babysat for relatives and friends’ children ranging in age from newborn through school-age.

Elsie was a loving and devoted mother who was happiest when caring for her husband and family. Once her eight grandchildren began to join the family, she was excited to shower each of them with unconditional love and adoration. She enriched their lives and helped make their childhoods truly magical and memorable. Elsie was an excellent cook and baker. She loved time spent in the kitchen with her sisters, daughters, and granddaughters. She had an exceptional green thumb and kept a large, bountiful garden. Each year, she enjoyed working with her sisters to can and preserve the vegetables she grew. Elsie was known for her beautiful smile, twinkling blue eyes, her strong faith, and her endless love of family.

She will be missed for her sweet smile and quiet demeanor by her children, Charles (Karrie) Seiler, Duane (Kelly) Seiler, Caroline (Steve) Hermanson, Joanne (Steve) Loeppke, Marlene Seiler, Brian Seiler, and Dennis (Laura) Seiler; grandchildren, Allison (Tim) Poff, Mike (Michele) Seiler, Tom Seiler, Kelly Hermanson (Shane), Andy Hermanson, Matthew (Brita) Loeppke, Chris Loeppke (Katy), Kelsie (Montana) Howes, and ‘bonus’ grandchild, Holly (Luke) Petrich; great-grandchildren Seiler, Ethan, Sawyer, and Anna; brother Ray Jund; sisters Mary (Emil) Haman, Donna Senftner; sister-in-law Kay Jund, and many nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents and second mother Erna Jund; her loving husband Mike; sisters Cecelia (Sebastian) Wald, and Frances (Arnold) Schmitt; brothers Robert (Dorothy), and Tom Jund; sister-in-law Lorraine Jund; and brother-in-law Dick Senftner. We thank our heavenly Father for the gift of this dear woman who touched so many and has finally been reunited with her beloved husband. We would like to express a special thanks to the many caregivers who provided excellent care for Elsie for the last eight years during her battle with Alzheimer’s.

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We are so glad that you called Joanne to let us know. So sorry for your loss but heaven gained another beautiful soul! She was special! God bless!

Blessings to the Seiler Family. May peace be with you always. God Bless

So sad to hear of the passing of your Mom (and whom I considered my second mom.). I have known very few people in my life who left only good memories, but Elsie was one. It was always a joy to spend time in her home surrounded by her family, who in turn have grown to be special in their own right. Prayers for you all at this very difficult time. She will never be forgotten.

Elsie was love! ♥️ She accepted the cabin girls and all of our shenanigans ! Her humor, welcoming & good nature, along with sheer sweetness will forever be cherished. With our love from The Yaya’s.

Dear Caroline, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. She sounds like a wonderful person…I know she raised the sweetest daughter/nurse. It was always a pleasure doing work and even going to nursing school with you!!! Praying the Lord will comfort you during this time with wonderful memories! Blessings, Joan Auch

Hi Joan. Just wanted to thank you for the kind thoughts you posted. I have tried googling you but I’m not good at that. Your home phone in Bismarck is still listed but not connected. Anyway the funeral home said this will go to you so I hope they are right. I think about you whenever I see that storms are going through your area and pray that all is well with you. Hope you have been enjoying your retirement down there ❤️

I enjoyed my visits with Elsie and her family. May you find God’s Peace in the midst of this season of grief.