Obituary: Frank Sieferman, Sr.

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Frank Sieferman, Sr. died on April 18, 2022. A lifelong resident of Yolo County, Frank was born Dec. 30, 1926. His parents were Frank and Anna Sieferman. Along with his sisters Anna Marie and Leah, he grew up on the Sieferman ranch west of Woodland.

Frank married Louisa Jane Long in April 1948. They were married almost 71 years, until Jane’s death in February 2019. They raised their three children, Frank Jr., Carol, and Elizabeth on their farm on Road 12 in Zamora.

Throughout his life, Frank was devoted to farming and serving his community. During World War II he served in the Merchant Marine. In the 1960’s he served on the California State Conservation Commission. His involvement with the Yolo County Resource Conversation District was ongoing. Frank served on the board of Stollwood Convalescent Hospital. He was a 4-H leader in the Zamora 4-H club. Frank was a Yolo County Supervisor in the 1990’s. Frank and Jane were honored in 2017 as Agri-Person of the Year by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce.

Frank farmed for 60-plus years. He raised cattle, sheep, a wide variety of grain and row crops, and almonds. Frank raised amazing gardens, growing much more than he and his family could use. He shared his excess produce throughout Yolo County. Frank enjoyed gardening, hunting, traveling, and visiting family and friends. He was an expert at making homemade ice cream. He enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Red Bluff.

Frank is survived by his three children Frank Jr. and wife Stephani, Carol, and Elizabeth; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on June 4 at 11 a.m. at Saint John’s Church, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland. In place of flowers, donations to Zamora 4-H , c/o Caitlin Russo, P.O. Box 140, Zamora, CA, 95698 or St. John’s Church, 432 Cleveland St., Woodland, CA 95695 are appreciated.

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