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Robert W Seidl
Mar. 20, 1939 - Jan. 21, 2017
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
11:00 am
St. Peter Lutheran Church
43 N. 3rd St.
Hilbert, WI 54129
Funeral Visitation:
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
9:30 am - 10:45 am
St. Peter Lutheran Church
43 N. 3rd St.
Hilbert, WI 54129
Burial Service:
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
12:00 pm
St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
McHugh Road
Hilbert, WI 54129
Robert W Seidl
Hilbert, WI

Robert W. “Bob” Seidl, age 77, of Hilbert, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Chilton. He was born March 20, 1939 in Seymour, WI, son of the late Joseph & Leona (Pantzlaff) Seidl.

Following his graduation from Seymour High School in 1957, Bob joined the United States Navy where he worked as a mechanic fixing submarines while stationed in San Diego and Hawaii. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1962 at which point he married Lou Ann Glasow on September 29, 1962.

Bob was employed in maintenance and also as a mechanic for several places in the area including Badger Northland, Parson’s Service Station, Central Garage, Calumet County, and the Hilbert School District from which he retired in 2001.

Bob was a proud member of the Kupsch-Brockman American Legion Post 127 in Hilbert. Bob was also a retired member of the Hilbert Volunteer Fire Department and was a long time member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert.

Bob loved to travel and listen to music. With a passion for music, Bob also put his time to good use making several unique and folk instruments. He was very often seen walking around Hilbert in a goofy hat and suspenders taking time to visit and tell jokes with everyone he came across. With each Christmas season, Bob would also dress up as Santa Claus to spread joy to children and adults alike in the Hilbert area.

Bob loved nature and liked to feed the squirrels in his back yard and applied his ‘green thumb’ to grow plants and flowers. He was famous for his applesauce, apple butter and sauerkraut. He was a proud member of the Manders Racing Crew and was found at the track on Thursday nights watching Corey.

Bob’s greatest pride and joy was his grandson, Trenton; his ‘Little Button’. The two of them had a special connection and were best friends.

Bob will be sadly missed by his wife of 54 years: Lou Ann Seidl; his son: Dan (Deb) Seidl; his daughter: Jennifer (Rick) VanderSande; his grandson: Trenton Robert VanderSande; his brother: Bill (Jean) Seidl; his sister: Diane (Mark) Engel; brothers-in-law: Richard Giese and Leo King; and a sister-in-law: Doris Franz. Bob is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters: Shirley Giese & Eunice King; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Elverta & Bob Olson, Chip & Bev Glasow and Willard Franz.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St.) in Hilbert with the Rev. Timmothy Heath officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and on Friday at the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 am.

The Seidl family would like to thank all those who have cared for Bob at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Calumet Medical Center, Heartland Hospice and Atrium Post Acute Care in Chilton, especially his favorite nurse, Cindy. Thank you also to Pastor Timm Heath for his many visits and words of comfort through Bob’s illness.
When my neighbor, Elaine and I would take our daly walks around Hilbert, Bob was always so friendly and made us laugh. I will always remember how kind he was. God bless the Seidel family.

Caroline Smith (Former Hilbert resident) - Feb. 4, 2017


I remember talking often with Bob during nightly walks with my mom when I was young. I moved away in 2005, but a couple years ago I was home visiting and took a walk in the evening and ran into Bob. We stopped and talked, and I remember him speaking so lovingly about his grandson. It's clear that they had a special bond. My condolences to his family; he was a good man.

Mindy (Meyers) Schuh (Hilbert) - Jan. 27, 2017


I will always remember what a happy person Bob was. Always a smile, a hug & a tease. I loved going out to the farm in Issar,all those years ago. The place & the people there always welcomed you. He is a sweet man & will be missed.

Sue Seidl Schreiber (Cousin) - Jan. 26, 2017


Bob always helped me with the race cars weekly and Ill never forget that! He also helped make instruments for me to scare people at the haunted house, he got some good laughs knowing that! Ill miss him dearly and never forget him!

Corey Manders (Great Nephew ) - Jan. 23, 2017


We will miss you, Bob. Your smile always lit up the room! Thank you for playing a song for our little granddaughter while we visited with you at the nursing home! See you in heaven. .....To your loving family, you have our sympathy. We loved him, too! He was quite a guy!! But you know that better than any of us!!!

Kathy & Fuzzy Wieting (Friends) - Jan. 23, 2017


Bob will always be remembered for his smile,
musical talent, quick wit,
and crazy hats! He left us all
with a big grin on our faces.
He was proud of his family,
and loved spending time
with all of them. They can
be comforted in knowing how much Bob was loved
and will be missed.
Until we meet again, dear
friend, may God hold you
in HIS loving arms. Rest
in peace.

Don and Connie Waldvogel (Friends) - Jan. 22, 2017


Bob was a great neighbor, friend and colleague. I offer my condolence to the family on the loss of this wonderful man.

Terry Fondow (Friend) - Jan. 22, 2017


I lift the Seidl family in prayer. Our prayers for recovery turned into those of peace for his spirit with our Creator. I know your pain and my heart breaks for you. Abundant peace to everyone....
Mark James

Mark James Glasow (Friend/relative) - Jan. 22, 2017


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