Lives LIved: Dan Seibert
Dan N. Seibert died Sept. 30 at Meadow View Manor, Grass Valley.
According to his wishes, no services will be held.
Mr. Seibert was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Indianola, Iowa, the last child and fourth son of Edna and Louis Seibert. He was named for his two grandfathers, Daniel Amariah Boothe and Newton Isaac Seibert.
Dan joined his three brothers Eldon, Louis Jr., and Clifford and his sister, Janet, in this happy, loving family. His father and grandfather Seibert were carpenters and builders and his mother was a homemaker and retired teacher.
Grandfather, Daniel Boothe, was a stone craftsman who worked carving cemetery headstones.
In 1942, the entire Seibert family moved to Santa Ana, Orange County, where Dan began first grade. The three oldest sons all enlisted into various branches of the military and served during World War II. Dan and his sister found their new life exciting and busy. Their responsibility grew as their father’s health deteriorated and he was soon unable to work. Louis V. Seibert died in 1947 and Dan found himself to be “man of the house” at age 12. He “fudged” his age a bit and got a job as a “box boy” for a new Alpha Beta grocery store that opened in the neighborhood. He climbed steadily during the next few years until he became a store manager and later the person who assisted store managers open new stores.
Still a young man, Dan, was drawn to the craft of woodworking and he joined his brothers-in-law in establishing a cabinet making business. During this time he recognized that he had an innate ability to manage people and read blue prints and he soon found himself supervising large construction projects in the fast growing Irvine and Costa Mesa area. He became an expert at managing the erection of “tilt-up buildings” and this expertise brought him to jobs in Northern California where he retired to live in a fifth-wheel on the Stockton Deep Water Channel.
Shortly after graduating from Santa Ana High School, Dan married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Todd.
They had two loving daughters, Pamela and Patricia. After several years this marriage ended in a divorce. Dan married two more times for short periods but always maintained contact with his first wife and his daughters. Dan is survived by his daughters; grandsons Josh, Michael, and Johnny, and a granddaughter, Karen.
He was predeceased by his three brothers.
His loving sister, Janet West, lives in Grass Valley and watched over his care during his final months.
The family is being cared for under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City.
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