Tamara A. “Tammy” Seifert, 62, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on September 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Tammy was born in Adams County, Indiana on October 9, 1957, along with her twin brother Ted, to Julius and Margaret (Gulic) Baker.
After graduating from Belmont High School in 1976, Tammy went on to further her education at Franklin College, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. It was a year later that she married her college sweetheart, Matthew W. Seifert on April 11, 1981. The two were wed for thirty-nine years. During the last eight years of Tammy’s health struggles, Matt was there every moment taking care of her. It was Tammy and Matt’s faith that got them through the tough times of her declining health. Tammy was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, North Manchester.
In 1993 the Seifert’s moved to North Manchester, Indiana. Tammy didn’t take long to make an impact in the community and make people smile. In 1994 she began selling cars at Signature Auto, North Manchester. Once that closed, she started selling trucks at Meyer Motors, Liberty Mills, Indiana. It was in 2008 that Tammy and Matt made a leap of faith and bought High 5 Sports in North Manchester. It didn’t take long for people to refer to Tammy as the “Shirt Lady.” Tammy had a gift of helping people, especially children who couldn’t afford sports equipment for their youth leagues. It was more times than not, that Tammy gave away her merchandise to help those that needed it. Tammy Seifert’s heart only knew how to love unconditionally. She was selfless and kind. Throughout her life, she took in anyone in need of help, never once expecting anything in return. Tammy was always a happy person and knew how to make those around her happy as well.
The loving memory of Tammy A. Seifert will be forever cherished by her husband, Matt Seifert, North Manchester; daughter, Julie (Matt) Rupp, Fort Wayne; close family friend, Melinda Foreman, Syracuse, Indiana; brothers, Ted (Gail) Baker, Muncie, Indiana, John (Sarah) Baker, Charleston, South Carolina, and Mike (Kay) Baker, Tucson, Arizona; sisters, Janet Ellenberger and Diane Meyer, both of Decatur, Indiana; granddaughter, Zoey Rupp, Fort Wayne; and the countless lives she has touched during her life. Tammy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers-in-law, Tom Meyer and Mike Ellenberger.
A public Rosary service will begin Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana.
Friends and family may call Friday, September 11, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, Indiana, with calling one-hour prior. Father Dennis DiBenedetto will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Tammy A. Seifert, memorial contributions may be made to the North Manchester Public Library, 405 North Market Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
One of Tammy’s last wishes was that people attending the calling and funeral wear Squire attire, favorite college team, or anything she made during her time at High 5 Sports.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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North Manchester Public Library
405 North Market Street, North Manchester IN 46962