Dorothy Seybert

Dorothy I. Seybert, 91, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Dorothy Irene Seybert was born March 19, 1928 in Wadena, the daughter of William and Alice (Barth) Nydegger. In 1946, she graduated from Volga City High School in Clayton County. Dorothy married Robert “Chick” Joseph Seybert June 26, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader. The couple lived in various towns in northeast Iowa before moving to Waukon in 1954.

A member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, she was active in the St. Martins Study Club and was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and Chick also loved volunteering for the Adopt a Grandparent program at the Waukon elementary school. Dorothy also enjoyed dancing and going to flea markets to look for Red Wing Pottery. Mostly, she loved visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by her four children: Susan (Dick) Intlekofer of Madison, WI, Vincent (Carol) Seybert of Cedar Rapids, Debora (Scott) Ryan of Hutchinson, MN and Steve (Nicole) Seybert of Duluth, MN; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Wilker of Marquette; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Oscar Andreae; her husband, Chick, in 2008; a sister, Norma Christeliet; a brother, William Nydegger; two brothers-in-law, Harold Christeliet and William Wilker; and a sister-in-law, Luella Nydegger.

Casketbearers were Dick and Greg Intlekofer, Scott and Sean Ryan, Hayden Echols and Terry Christeliet. Online condolences may be left at

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