Mark Alan Seifert

February 23, 1956 - April 16, 2012

Mark Alan Seifert, 56, of Rapid City, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012.

Mark was born February 23, 1956, in Philip, SD to Wendell and Joyce (Honeyman) Seifert. He grew up there and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Philip High School and married his high school sweetheart, Lynn Millage. Mark & Lynn celebrated 37 years together and were blessed with a daughter, Wendy Seifert (Brad Geidel); two sons, Eric Alan Seifert and his wife Lalenia, and Jeremy Seifert (Melissa Cracco) all of Rapid City; seven grandchildren: Erica, Dylan, Justice, Mahrie, Caden, Allen and Eloise. Mark is also survived by two sisters: Lynda and her husband Rod Olson of Monmouth, OR, and Candice Thorson of Rapid City; three other brothers-in-law : Ron and his wife Marilyn Millage, Joe Millage (Elaine Thennis), and Steve Millage, all of Philip, SD, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents in 2000.

Mark learned the electrical trade from his dad in his youth, and spent his lifetime working in the electrical field while living in various places: Philip, SD; Gillette, WY; Lusk, WY; Lead, SD, Colorado Springs, CO; and Rapid City, SD. 27 of those years were spent working for Muth Electric. Mark was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking and giving of his time and talents to his church.

A gathering with the family will begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Chapel of Tranquility. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 20 at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk, with Pastor Randy Sturzenbecher officiating.

A memorial has been established.

Friends may sign his online guest register and offer condolences at www.serenityspringsfuneralchapel.com.