Donald V. Seipt Memorial Service

Donald Verne Seipt

Born: September 22, 1928

Entered into Life Eternal: December 3, 2022

In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, we announce the death of Donald V. Seipt, a long-time Evangelical Durham member, at the age of 94.

He is the husband of the late Geraldine H. (Hindenach) Seipt, who died May 25, 2020. They were married nearly 70 years. Donald was born in Norristown on September 22, 1928 to the late Wilbur and Mabel (Snyder) Seipt. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, Holstein breeder, and dairy industry leader. He grew up on the family dairy farm, Oakleaf Farm, in Lansdale. After graduating from Penn State in 1950, he married his college sweetheart Gerry, and went to work for his father-in-law B.L. Hindenach at Keystone Farm in Easton, PA. Don and Gerry took ownership of the farm in 1960, developing an outstanding herd of Holstein dairy cattle that became well-known across the country for high milk production and show type. They made a great team, managing a busy dairy farm while raising 3 children. Don enjoyed showing his prize-winning Holsteins and judging many shows and fairs throughout the United States. 

Don went on to lead many dairy organizations, with wisdom and fairness. His greatest privilege was serving as president of Holstein Association USA. He also served as President of National Dairy Shrine, Purebred Dairy Cattle Assn., PA Holstein Assoc., and Mid Atlantic Master Farmer Assoc. His many honors included World Dairy Expo “Dairyman of the Year,” National Dairy Shrine Pioneer Award, PA Holstein Assoc. Hall of Fame, PA Master Farmer, PA All-American Obie Snider Award, and Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award. 

In his retirement, Don continued to deliver Meals on Wheels; and sending and creating photo greeting cards to family and friends, first started with his wife. 

Don conducted all aspects of his life with humility, humor and kindness. He loved God, his family, the Nittany Lions, Alpha Zeta, his Schwenkfelder heritage, and the Holstein Cow. 

 He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham where he served in many leadership roles in the church.


Children: Kathryn (Joseph) Hlavaty, Donald A. Seipt of Williams Twp., W. Douglas (Bonnie) Seipt all of Williams Twp.; brother: Fred L. Seipt of Lansdale; grandchildren: Sara (Joseph) Aquino, Bryant (Holly) Hlavaty, Tim (Alexis) Seipt, Margaret (Ryan) Stocum, Courtney & Luke Seipt; great grandchildren: Katie, Conner, Hunter & Chase Aquino, Ella & Claire Hlavaty, Rylee Seipt. Predeceased by sister: Elaine M. Bitto.

Funeral services will be held at the church at 821 Durham Rd. Durham PA. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM

The family will receive friends from 9-11 AM at the church.

The interment will conclude services at Durham Cemetery.

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