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