Col. Donald ‘Don’ E. Seitz
July 18, 1934 — Sept. 17, 2017

Col. Donald “Don” E. Seitz (retired), age 83, of Wales, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Waukesha after courageously fighting cancer.

Don was born on July 18, 1934, in Jefferson, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1952, where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Lassie L. (nee Longley) Seitz. He went on to attend one year at Marquette University before being appointed to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., from 1953 to 1957. He went on to serve his country for 30 years.

Don was a member of the Dousman American Legion, and enjoyed doing yard work, wood working, crossword puzzles, playing the lottery and spending time with his family.

Don was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lassie L. (nee Longley) Seitz, after 55 years of marriage; parents, Delos and Alice (nee Christ); and his brother, Robert Seitz.

Don will be deeply missed by his loving children, Dan (fiancée Terri Rivers) Seitz, Mike Seitz, Patti (Dr. John) Brusky, Susan Ott and Michelle (David) Schneider; nieces and nephews, Tom, Chris, Cynthia and Jon; grandchildren, Nicole (Brian) Novak, Steven (fiancee Helen Wang) Brusky, Tyler Brusky, Danielle Brusky, Casey Ott, Brodi Ott, Devan Ott, Evan Schneider, Jake Schneider and Adam Schneider; his great-grandson, Elliot Novak; and his beloved dog, Boozer.

Visitation will be held today, September 21, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36014 Sunset Drive, Dousman, from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following.

Committal service and full military honors will be held at Union Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, on Friday, September 22, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Don’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at