Age 80, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2014 in the presence of his loving family. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosalie Hadlick Seidel, brothers Richard Seidel and Fr. John Seidel, and sister Barbara Seidel. Survived by his children, Mary Seidel Cox (John), Joseph Seidel (Pamela), Anne Bielejeski (John), Robert E. Seidel (Celeste ), Therese Seidel-Miller (Tim), Kathleen Walsh (Dan), Peter Seidel (Lyne Noella) and Monica Seidel. Survived also by his brothers Steve Seidel (Rita), Fr. Tom Seidel, and Jim Seidel (Lucia), his sisters Miriam Murphy (Jack), Joan Seidel, Mary Seidel, and Katy Mechtenberg (David), and sister-in-law Mary Hoedeman (Fred). Many Nieces and Nephews.
Bob was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to eight wonderful children, 27 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. His work included fifty-six years in the insurance business, Past President of Serra Club, Trustee of Annunciation Church (known by some as “Mr. Annunciation”), and charity work that extended his generosity to numerous schools, churches and charitable organizations. Bob also found a calling in spiritual direction and became an Ignatian Associate.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 30th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Home at 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Visitation also at Annunciation Church one hour prior to the Mass of Christian burial.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on July 1, 2014 at Church of the Annunciation, at 509 W. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419 at 11:03 a.m. Internment at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Avenue South, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.
Gifts and memorials may be sent to Franciscan Brothers of Peace, 1289 Lafond, St. Paul, MN 55104