Mary Beth Seffern
Mary Beth “MB” Seffern, age 66,
of Van Dyne, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by
family and friends after an eighteen month courageous battle with brain cancer.
She was born on June 2, 1952, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Herman and
Geraldine (Babler) Wondra. She was a graduate of Campbellsport High School,
Class of 1970. She attended UW-Oshkosh and graduated with her Bachelor of
Science/Secondary Education in 1974. MB married Douglas Seffern on June 7,
MB worked at the US Post Office
for a short time before she started her career as a Physical Education teacher.
After a short tenure in Little Chute, MB taught for twenty-three years with the
North Fond du Lac school district. MB started the North Fond du Lac varsity
softball program in 1982 and coached for seventeen years, leading them to eight
conference championships and two state appearances. Her many accomplishments
and achievements recently landed her an induction into the North Fond du Lac
High School Hall of Fame.
Her love for the game led her to
playing as well as coaching. MB played competitive slow pitch softball over a
span of twenty-five years for various teams from the Fond du Lac area including
Bernward Hall, Samantha’s, Coach House, Schlitz Girls, Woodcrest, Birite,
Hoppers, and D&D. She played in seven National tournaments. Her legacy as a
great 1st baseman and productive hitter made Mary Beth a well
respected addition to the Fond du Lac Softball Hall of Fame.
MB enjoyed being outside and
planting and caring for her flowers and garden, watching and feeding the birds,
scrapbooking, spending time with her two grandsons, family and friends, and
watching sports. She was always up for a “party” and her quick witted sense of
humor and infectious smile could light up a room.
She is survived by her husband,
Douglas; three children, Michael (Stacy) Seffern of Morton, IL, Kristin Seffern
and fiancé Frank Russo of Franklin, WI, Mark Seffern of Milwaukee, WI; her
mother, Geraldine Wondra of Campbellsport, WI; three sisters, Carolyn (Jim)
Mair of Sublimity, OR, Kathy Pauly and committed partner Gary Nuernberg of Fond
du Lac, WI, Judy (Mike) Gilboy of Campbellsport, WI; two grandsons, Jacob and
Caden Seffern; mother-in-law, Evelyn Seffern of Van Dyne, WI; sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Kathy and Norbert Hoerth of Rosendale, WI; and many nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Herman and father-in-law Elmer
Visitation will take place on
Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 3-8 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park
Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 3,
2019, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 1010 Adams Ave, North Fond
du Lac, WI, 54937. Visitation will take place on Friday at the church from 10:00
AM until the time of services. Cremation will follow the service.
The Seffern family would like to
extend their gratitude to all the staff at Froedtert Hospital, Community
Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Harbor Haven Rehab, Agnesian Hospice Hope
and all of her in-home caregivers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be directed to Agnesian Hospice Hope, 239 Trowbridge Rd, Fond du Lac, WI,
54937 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste
550, Chicago, IL, 60631.
Additional information and
guestbook can be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com