James F. Seibert

June 13, 2023

James F. Seibert, 63, of Colfax, Ind., passed away June 13, 2023 in his home.  He was born on July 15, 1959 in Frankfort to the late Leonard Seibert and Mary (Orander) Bowen of Lafayette.  He married Melissa (Billue) Michal of Frankfort and they later divorced.

James (Jim) was a 1978 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and attended Ivy Tech. In his youth, he was top in the state as a paper delivery boy and last worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Stalcop Metal Forming in Thorntown.  Jim was a member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge #129 in Odell, Ind. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, riding his motorcycle and had a suspicious nostalgia for streaking. He loved cookouts and campfires with his children and grandchildren. Jim will leave a legacy of the proper way to barbecue chicken, to never hold back on gifting candy to the grandkids on holidays (regardless of what the parents say), the joy of car rides as a family through the country and the importance of always keeping a sense of adventure in life. Jim was adamant that the best way to eat watermelon is with salt and multiple hugs are needed to say goodbye.  Above all, he loved fishing with his sons and his daughters’ good cooking.

Memorial donations may be made in James’s honor to the TPA Park Christmas Light Display, 1 Adrian Marks Drive, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-3pm on James’ Birthday, Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center.  Friends may visit from 1-3pm. until the time of sharing at 3:00pm.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort are honored to assist the Seibert family. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his mother: Mary are his Children: Chassidy (Kevin) Duttenhaver of Monticello, Lateasha (Alex) Mata of Lafayette, Michaela Schocke of Frankfort, Zach (Crystal) Seibert of West Lafayette, and Josh (Terri) Seibert of Mantua, NJ; Sisters: Sherry (Ric) Kincaid of Clarks Hill and Mindy Bunch of Stockwell; Brothers: Frank (Jackie) Seibert of Georgia and Jake (Patti) Seibert of Crawfordsville; 13 Grandchildren: Aurora, Sophia, Aryana, Peyton, Corbin, Isaac, Devin, Hayden, Elijah, Isaiah, Joseph, Henry, and Hazel; and 1 Great-Granddaughter: Paislee.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father and 1 granddaughter: Sierra Minnix (2001).


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “James F. Seibert”

  1. Ricky E Bybee June 19, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, I got to see him a few years back and we sat is his garage til the wee hours of the morning catching up on our lives. He shared with me the joy he had in his children and grandchildren. I do pray over you all in the coming days. He was a protector of the weak, always fighting for the underdog. He was the neighborhood protector in our school days. I am happy that I will be able to attend his service (God Willing) as I will be home for our High School Reunion. God bless you all! Ricky Bybee

  2. Joyce Shelley Estes June 19, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    To all the siblings I’m so sad to hear this. Really liked Jimmy growing up. He may have been ornery but a heck of a nice guy. We lost my brother Jason a few months back. It’s hard but we must go on knowing they are in a better place. Love to you all and your mom. I will be thinking and praying for you all.

  3. James June 19, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    Thoughts and prayers…childhood memories…

  4. Leah Thompson June 20, 2023 at 7:11 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss…my thoughts are with you & your family.

  5. John perkins June 20, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I remember Jim as a goof being a good fellow. RIP James

  6. Lorraine Allen June 20, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    I can’t even believe you’re gone…I have so many great memories of years gone by hanging out at your house with Mindy…people used to ask me if I was a Seibert because I was there all the time…my heart and prayers go out to the family…love you all!

  7. Cathy Huffer June 21, 2023 at 9:45 am

    I went to school with Jimmy and dated him for awhile later. He was such a fun guy!! And so nice to me. Prayers for your family!

  8. Dyanna Palmer June 23, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a good man, and a good father/grandfather. Always trying to help his family and friends. His time was to short. I will miss those conversations with him and his always helpful advice. Rest in peace.

  9. Jedonne Abston June 24, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Was a good friend to my brother when growing up.

  10. Matt and Amber Thompson June 30, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    We grew to know and care about Jim through the many family events at Zach and Crystals house. From birthdays and holidays to summer cookouts, he was always there. He enjoyed all the funny things his grandkids said and he loved seeing his son as a dad. Jim cared about other people and always asked how things were going in their lives. Not just to make small talk, but because he was genuinely interested. Over the years we learned about his fascination with the Curse of Oak Island show, many stories of his childhood and how he would never back down in a rowdy games of spoons (even when he had broken ribs). But the thing about him that stood out the most was how happy he was when he was with his family. It was evident in every conversation and it is evident in all the pictures and videos of him. He truly loved his family. His love exists today just as it always did. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We pray that his family continue to feel his love in the days and years to come.

    • Michaela July 1, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you Amber! He was truly a good man, and will be deeply missed by all of us!

  11. Rene Altman July 14, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a good man. I didn’t know him personally but Chassidy is married to my cousin and is a very good friend. He was definitely mentioned. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.

  12. Debbie Carter July 15, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories growing up on Barner St with Jimmy and all the other neighborhood kids. You all are in my thoughts & prayers

  13. WILLIAM DAVEY August 11, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Condolences to you and your family!!

    • L chafin September 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      Sherry, Mindy I’m so sorry about your brother!! I just buried my mom in June. May God wrap His arms around you and yours!

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