Milton O. “Milt / Mr. Real Estate” Seigrist, 85, died July 4, 2016 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal. Milton Orville Seigrist was born March 19, 1931 in Vian, OK, the son of Curtle Orville and Eleanor Wroena (Vaughn) Seigrist. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, OK and then attended Oklahoma University. He joined the Army and served during the Korean War.
He worked as a Realtor since 1973 and was currently an Associate Broker and Certified Appraiser at Landmark Real Estate Center in Liberal.
He was a member and past President of the Southwest Kansas Board of Realtors. Milt was a member, served on several committees and was a Past State President of Kansas Assoc. of Realtors (KAR). He was named Kansas Realtor of the year in 2006, the highest award given by the KAR.
Milt also served his church and community in many ways. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
He was dedicated to Boy Scouts of America for 30 years. He was Scoutmaster, District Commissioner and Chairman, Council Chairman, Vice- President of Santa Fe Trail Council. Notable accomplishments include Order of the Arrow, Vigil Member, St. George Award (Catholic), District award of Merit, Wood Badge and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given at local Council.
Other civic involvement includes being member of the Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce and was awarded Man of Distinction in 2014, member and Past President of Liberal Noon Lions Club and former member of Liberal Rotary Club. He was a 1990 graduate of Leadership Liberal. He was former Chairman of the Liberal Metropolitan Area Board of Zoning Appeals and former Chairman of Focus on the Future in Liberal.
Milt was a diehard OU fan, loved his dog Snickers and enjoyed time with his wife as well as longtime friendships made with their Friday Night Date Group.
He was married to Lucy Viola Kreizenbeck in December of 1950 in Clinton, OK. Lucy now resides in Paola, KS. On May 21, 1986, he married Connie (Ditch) Wentworth in Liberal, KS. She survives.
Other survivors include:
2 Sons, Mark Allen Seigrist of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Paul David Seigrist and wife Suzannah of Austin, TX
3 Daughters, Patricia Ann Spone and husband Levi of Lawrence, KS
Donna Lynn Ringeisen and husband Rodney of Bartlesville, OK
Lisa Marie Hill of Emporia, KS
2 Step Sons, Dereck Wentworth and wife Lu of Bolingbrook, IL
Darin Wentworth and wife Cathy of Moultrie, GA
1 Brother, Charles Douglas Seigrist and wife Carol of Kennesaw, GA
Sister-in-law, Chiquita (Jenkins) Seigrist of Hollis, OK
11 Grandchildren, Kelli Coleman, Corie Spone, Jennifer Mickelson and husband Matt, Courtni Ringeisen, Joshua Hill and wife Dorothy, Zachary Hill, Taylor Seigrist and wife Taylor Paige, Whitney Ramirez and husband Alberto, Jordan Seigrist, Drew Seigrist and Richard Seigrist.
8 Great-Grandchildren, Cooper Coleman, Jaxon Coleman, Katie Hill, Tucker Hill, Pheonix Ramirez and Santana Ramirez, Averie Seigrist and Indie Seigrist.
6 Step Grandchildren, Alexa Wentworth Varnes and husband Nathan, Dylan Globerman, Heather Globerman, Garrett Wentworth, Dominique Wentworth and Donatella Wentworth.
2 Step Great-Grandchildren, Kinley Varnes and Stetson Varnes.
He was preceded in death by his Daughter, Katherine Mary Seigrist Larsen; Brother, Earl Woodrow Seigrist; 2 Sisters, Eleanor Louise (Seigrist) Radke and Lydia Polly (Seigrist) Black-Lacy; Granddaughter, Tobie Lynn Ringesien; Son-in-law, Martin Rhea Hill; and Brother-in-law, Adolph Julius Radke.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8th at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Liberal.
Visitation will be 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Brenneman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America (Liberal) or charity of donor’s choice and sent in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.