Donald Seibold

Donald Seibold, age 81, of Bismarck, ND, formerly of Carrington and Cathay, ND, died Monday, June 21, 2010, after spending Father’s Day surrounded by his family at Med Center One Hospital in Bismarck.

Donald Richard Seibold was born on January 29, 1929, the son of Edward and Edna (Herringer) Seibold in Cathay, ND. He graduated from Cathay High School in 1946, and attended college in Valley City, ND where he played football.

On October 30, 1948, Don married Alice Hagemeister at Cathay, and they had five children together. Alice passed away on December 24, 1962. He married Davidean “Debbie? Cadieux on August 22, 1964 at New Rockford. She had been widowed with three children. A year later, Don and Debbie adopted each other’s children. Later they brought a foster daughter, Sharon, into their family. They lived in Cathay, where he operated the Seibold Cleaning Plant and farmed for 42 years.

He was a born-again Christian and was active in the community and his church. He served on the school board, participated in Gideons, taught Sunday School, went on mission trips, was a youth group leader, sang in the choir, and attended many bible studies. Don and Debbie spent more than 30 winters in Arizona and blessed each community they lived in, including Peoria, AZ, Carrington and Bismarck, ND.

Don is survived by his wife, Debbie of Bismarck; his sister, Lois (Edwin) Horning of Bismarck; his children, Judy (August) Pepple of Bismarck, Diane (Paul) Schenkenberg of Vergas, MN, Nancy (Bruce) March of Sauk Rapids, MN, Craig (Alletta) of New England, ND, Steve (Cindy) of Warroad, MN, Phyllis (Dan) Kuno of Sioux Falls, SD, Sue Green (Charles Garrison) of Denver, CO, Jo Wright (George Chaney) of Anchorage, AK, Sharon (Rodney) VanBruggen of Fargo, ND; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren, whom he loved very much and prayed for daily. We are looking forward to the time we will all be together in heaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Edna Seibold; his first wife, Alice Seibold; and a great-grandson, Braylon Burgen.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Bethel Chapel Assembly of God, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10:30AM

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Cathay, ND

Posted Condolences:


Name: Wayne and Rhonda March

Date: July 7, 2010

Message: Debbie and All the Kids-- We are sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful man, a great dad, a great example to the rest of us of how a gentleman lives his life. So many memories roll over me, I won't even try. Just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Christina & David Ammon

Date: 06/29/2010

Message: We will miss Don dearly. We became fast friends at a potluck in our recreation center for our neighborhood and enjoyed many get togethers thereafter. Don and Debbie opened their home for weekly Bible studies during their winters in AZ. Additionally we played Dominoes, Skippo and ate out at Brothers Restaurant among other things. What a Godly, loving, wise couple. I can still hear his voice saying "That's my gal!" (in reference to Debbie) We are grateful for our times together.


Name: Krisite Vortherms

Date: 6/29/2010

Message: Phyllis, your family is in my prayers. May all the memories of your dad help you through this difficult time.


Name: Judi Gross

Date: 6.25.10

Message: My husband, Thomas E. Kent, Esq. and I Judi Dawn Gross send our condolences to all of the Seibold family. Don is the grandfather to my nieces, Angela Matthews and Lisa Sirr. Also he is the father-in-law to my sister Cindy Seibold. Steve, we are so sorry for your loss along with the rest of your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers today. We love you with all of our hearts and wish we could be with you at this very difficult time.


Name: Lori Riedesel

Date: 6/24/2010

Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Growing up down the road from your farm, I remember this...tobaggan rides, lefsa, and ghost stories. Lots of good memories. Thinking of you all during this time of sadness.

Lori and Helene Riedesel


Name: Gary & Pat Lahr

Date: 6/24/2010

Message: Dear Deb and your family,

What a privledge meeting Don & you! We will treasure forwever our short time knowing Don. You both have made a huge imprint on our lives!

What a perfect gentleman, so kind & caring, he was a great inspiration to us. The first time we met, it felt as though we had already been lifelong friends.

Know we care, our prayers, our sympathy & our love to you and all of your family.

We will miss him too! God bless your family.

Love, Gary & Pat


Name: John Schander

Date: 6-24-2010

Message: Sorry to hear about Don's passing. Have been thinking of Don and Debbie a lot the past few months. Very nice people who always treated me like one of their own. Don and Debbie did a great job raising their family and had their priorities straight! Their kids were great to be around and very respectful. Don was a hard worker and a great person and I am very sorry for your loss. But we know this is just the beginning and our best life is to come. I am happy to have known Don and his family and we are much much better having known them and having them as friends and community neighbors. Always had time to say howdy and ask how you were doing, just all around good people. Please email when you have time so I know how each of you are doing. God bless you all!


Name: Dave & Miriam Finlayson

Date: 6/23/10

Message: We had the pleasure of knowing Don and Debbie for a few years. They attended Bible study in our home and Don was always interested in what other people were doing. Don was a godly man and respected by many people in Arizona and New Hope Fellowship of Sun City West where they worshipped during the winter months. Certainly this world's loss was heaven's gain! We shall see him again!


Name: Marilyn Hanft Motl

Date: 6-23-10

Message: My Mother Caroline Seibold Hanft was raised in the Carrington area and I was wondering what relative this may have been. My condolences nonetheless and I will check back for more information. God Bless the family!