Sept. 22, 1928 — March 6, 2008
SHELBY — Paul A. Seidel, 79, of Shelby, died Thursday at Med Central Shelby Hospital following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Elyria, the son of the late Clarence and Mildred (Bistline) Seidel.
He was a graduate of North Fairfield High School and a veteran of the Navy.
He kept himself very busy and always had two jobs. He retired from Peabody Barnes after 20 years as a service manager. With this job, he traveled extensively in the United States and South America. Prior to that, he worked at the Sewage Treatment Plant for the City of Shelby, Friebel and Hartman, and Brown’s Electric. He did electrical work and wired many Shelby homes.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and enjoyed wood carving, hunting, turkey shoots and fishing. He had a boat at Lake Erie for years and was a participant in many walleye tournaments. On Feb. 22, 1952, Paul married Janice L. Silliman, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Jim Stepp, of Shelby; a son, Rodney Seidel, of Ogdon, Utah; three step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Seidel, of Norwalk; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Lou Graham, of Akron, and Patricia and Eugene Kamann, of Willard; and his faithful canine companion Penny.
He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers-in-law, Margaret and Gary Milliron and David Graham.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 W. Main St., Shelby, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gail Angel officiating.
Burial will follow in North Fairfield Cemetery with military services provided by the North Fairfield American Legion.
Memorial gifts can be sent to the First United Methodist Church and Richland County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com.