Mark Seier

Mark David Seier, 60, Thornton, Colo., and formerly of Minot, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in his home with his loving family at his side.

Mark was born Feb. 14, 1952, in Chicago, to Charles and Vivian (Hagen) Seier. He moved with his family to Minot in 1954, where he was raised and educated and graduated from Minot High School in 1970.

He started working for the Burlington Northern Railroad (now Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway) in 1970. His career began in the track department before he was transferred to the operating department in 1972, where he remained until his retirement 40 years later in 2012.

Mark married Phyllis Roneker on April 14, 1980, in Minot. They had made their home in Minot prior to Mark’s retirement, when they moved to Thornton, Colo., in June 2012 to be near their grandson, Tucker.

Mark was a member of the United Transportation Union his entire career. He loved all things golf. playing, watching it on television, reading books and magazines about golf. Also, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling. He was proud of his huge vegetable garden and the most well-manicured lawn in the county. He was an excellent cook and did all the cooking in the 32 years he was married. In addition he loved the mountains and Disney/Pixar movies, but his greatest joy was his precious grandson, Tucker.

Mark’s loving family includes: his wife of 32 years, Phyllis, 3880 East 128th Way, Thornton, CO 80241; children, Emily Seier (Daniel Seelbinder), of Thornton, and Benjamin Seier, of Minot; grandson, Tucker Seelbinder, of Thornton; mother: Vivian Seier, of Minot; brothers, Jeff Seier and John (Julie) Seier, all of Minot; niece and nephews, Andrew, Katie and Lucas Seier; and several cousins.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Charles Seier; and grandparents, Ole and Olga Hagen and Peder and Tillie Seier.

Celebration of the Life of Mark Seier: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m., in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.

Visitation: Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to an organization of the donor’s choice.

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