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Melvin G. Seele

November 16, 2014

Belvue—Melvin G. Seele, 84, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at a Topeka hospital.

He was born May 14, 1930 in rural Belvue, the son of George J. and Leona L. Hafenstein Seele. Melvin served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He had lived in the Wells Creek and St Marys communities all of his life.

Melvin worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka until his retirement. He also was a farmer. Melvin was a member of the American Legion and was a past member of the Optimist Club.  Melvin and Rita were members of the Twilight Twirlers Square-dance Club.

On September 12, 1951 he was united in marriage to Rita Shelton in St. Marys. She preceded him in death on June 3, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Larry and Lloyd Seele; a sister, Diann Northup; and his granddaughter, Ashely Seele Jones.

Survivors include two sons, Michael G. Seele, New Glarus, WI. and Mark J. (Lonie) Seele, Belvue; his daughter, Melinda J. Seele, Wamego; three brothers, Ivan Seele, Paxico, Leroy Seele, in Texas and Tom Seele, Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Marcella Lundin, Delia and Karen Olson, Sterling; three grandsons, Justin, Eirk and David.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Inurnment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 19th at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Melvin G. Seele Memorial Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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11 thoughts on “Melvin G. Seele

  1. Mike, Melinda and Mark I sorry so for your loss. I’m glad I got to visit with your Dad at the Manor, he had such a kind heart. I have many memories of your folks that I will cherish forever. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Your Dad, Brother, Uncle Grandfather will be missed greatly. I know that Rita was waiting at those gates excited for him to enter. They were a perfect pair. Miss them both but knowing they are together again is a wonderful thought. May our Lord give you all comfort and strength to carry on the way they would want you to. So very sorry for your loss. We will miss you Mel give Rita a big squeeze for all of us… God bless

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mel was such a good man. I have such good memories of being with Mel and Rita and being part of the family. I will cherish those memories. May the Lord comfort you and keep you in His care.

  4. Melinda and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort in your memories.

    Shelly and Dale Rezac and family

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