Lisa Marie Seavert, age 36 of Apple Valley, formerly of Redwood Falls, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 12.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation is 9:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Burial is in Redwood Falls Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lisa Marie Seavert was born September 22, 1982 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Rich and Karen (Barnhart) Seavert.  She was baptized and confirmed at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Lisa graduated from Redwood Valley High School in 2001 and received her Bachelor Degree in zoology from North Dakota State University in December 2004.  She had a love of music and animals.  Lisa played piano and French horn, and also sang.  She participated in dance and was on the dance team at Redwood Valley.  Lisa also sang in the jazz choir.  She served an internship at Earthwatch Institute in Washington where she participated in an Earthwatch Expedition of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute.  Lisa was a volunteer at the Redwood Falls Animal Shelter.  She worked as manager at Woof Dah! managing staff and training employees.  Lisa enjoyed painting and loved travel and history.  She was selected to travel to Europe with the Ambassadors to Music.

Lisa is survived by her parents Rich and Karen Seavert of Redwood Falls, maternal grandparents Herbert and Jean Barnhart of Spring Valley, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Norma and Allen Seavert and fiancé Andrew Jenniges.