Nicholas "Nick" Joseph Seufert, 40, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. In keeping with his loving and generous spirit, the family would like to acknowledge that Nick's final act was to give the most precious gift as an organ and tissue donor.
He was born Dec. 5, 1980, in St. Joseph, son of Judith and Herman Seufert. He graduated from Bishop Leblond High School, Class of 2000. Nick's childhood was molded by many different families that adopted him into their own. He relished spending time with this exceptionally large circle of family and friends. He was a father, brother, and supportive friend to all who knew him.
He married his high school sweetheart, Katherine "Kat" Guyer, at St. James Catholic Church in St. Joseph on Oct. 10, 2020. Their marriage combined the pride of both the North and South sides. It was a playful joke among the family that Kat changed this Northside boy into a "238er". One of Nick's greatest life accomplishments was becoming a father to his one-year-old son, Patrick. Patrick is a perfect mix of both parents' personalities but those eyes are all daddy Nick's and he also has that ornery smile!
Following high school, he worked with his dad as a commercial and residential painter. He later worked at Cathedral of St. Joseph School and was currently employed by the St. Joseph School District at Lafayette High School as a building Engineer.
Nick was an avid KC Chiefs and Royals fan and loved attending concerts. Like his father, Herman, Nick was often the first on the dance floor with his wife and son. He embodied his father's contagious spirit whenever he entered a room. Nick, again following in his father's footsteps, was a fourth degree Knight. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus, Council 571 and currently at St. Francis Council 16525. He and his wife, Kat were active members at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Nick was preceded in death by father, Herman Joseph Seufert Jr.; mother, Judith Seufert; infant sister, Mariella Seufert; sister, Paula Schermerhorn; friend Jamie Simmons; and close family friend, Carol Wright.
Survivors include, wife, Katherine "Kat" Seufert; son, Patrick Joseph Charles Seufert; beloved dog, "Lux"; and father and mother-in-law, Charles Jr. and Mafalda Guyer, of the home; brothers, Stephen (Melinda) Seufert of St. Joseph, Matthew (Kathy) Seufert of St. Joseph, John (Kathy) Seufert, Herman (Joaquina) Seufert III of El Paso, Texas; sisters, Veronica (Utkarsh) Saxena of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Noelle (Ben) Hicks of Kansas City, Missouri, numerous nieces and nephews: Tim, Melanie, Quentin, Melique, Matt (Moe), Matty, Geno, Michelle (Brett), Emma, Laura, Adam, Lisa (Andrew), Simon, Roman, Andy (Jack), Megan (Brian), Annabelle, Evan, Joann (Caleb), Alex, Nate, Jude, Maksim, Macy, Maddox, Mary; his Goddaughter, Macy and Godsons, Gabriel and Raph. Patrick's godparents, Kari Bryson-Crouse and Anthony (Tiffany) Brennan and their daughter Audrey. His band of brothers included Anthony, Jeff, Paul, and Aaron.
Survivors also include several close family friends and their children: Jeff and Vicky, their children Jeff, John (Dana), Emma, Taylor, Justin (Melissa), Jaimi, Dillon, Jeremy (Olivia) and Heather (Evan); Louie, his sons Aaron and Paul (Christy), Noah, Gabe, Luke and Micah. His "Southside" family; Deana (Dustin); Tyler (Shelby), Brielle; Tanner Sr. (Kaylee), Tanner Jr, Taidan; Baylea (Preston); Monica (Scott), Mykal, Markus, James; Charlie (Jace), Aidan, Jordhan, Darian, Rian; Laura (Zeke) and Jesse.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Church. A Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church led by Father Joseph Totton and Father Al Ebach, Celebrants.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Following services, Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the Midwest Transplant Network or the St. Francis Xavier School.
Online condolences and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.