Lester Willis “Pinky” Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born on March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, the son of John A. and Doris I. Mack Seibert, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Prine, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2005.
He is survived by four daughters, Beverly (Jerry) Hoenie of St. Marys, Judy Schweitzer of Spencerville, Gloria Jean (Ralph) Stueve of Minster and Debra (John) Moeller of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Cris (Sue) Schweitzer of Spencerville, Matt Hoenie of Columbus, Eric Schweitzer of Spencerville, Missy (Justin) Schmitmeyer of Minster, Jason Stueve of Minster and Jeremy Hoenie of St. Marys; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton (Marilyn) Seibert of Spencerville and Lloyd (Ruby) Seibert of Van Wert; two sisters-in-law, Naomi Seibert of Wapakoneta and Carol Mae Shobe of Delphos; his dog, Buster.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bob” Seibert last week; his infant sister, Dorothy Seibert.
He was a 1947 graduate of Spencerville High School. He was a lifelong farmer and had also worked at the Lima Locomotive Works and National Seal Company in Van Wert, from which he retired in 1993.
He was a member of the Buckeye Farm Antiques Club. He enjoyed tractor pulls and antique tractor rides.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Tom Shobe officiating. Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery in Salem Township.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencerville EMS.