Obits – Richard C. Seitz
Richard C. Seitz, age 79, of Waconia, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (41 E. First St.) in Waconia with Fr. Bennet Tran as celebrant. Visitation 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass Tuesday at the church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Richard Charles Seitz was born Feb. 24, 1933 in Minneapolis the son of Ferdinand and Berenice (LaTourell) Seitz. Richard attended school in Minneapolis. He entered the United States Navy on June 27, 1949 which he served until his Honorable Discharge on July 9, 1950.
Upon his discharge from the Navy, Richard worked for Northern States Power for a short time before starting Metro Appliance and Service. Richard retired in 1998. He enjoyed the outdoors, reading and following politics. In early years Richard was an active house boater. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, a former Knights of Columbus member, and a member of the Chanhassen American Legion.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents Ferdinand and Berenice Seitz, wife Marlene, son Kirk, brothers James and Robert.
Richard is survived by his loving family: wife Bernadine Seitz of Waconia; step-children and their spouses Lois and Dan Yant of Wenatchee, Wash., David and Julie Seitz of Clear Lake, Lenore and Larry Tatge of Grove City, Lisa Seitz of Bloomington, Donald and Nancy Seitz of Osseo, Lorelei and Michael Batula of Elk River, Linda and Greg Berghuis of Atwater, Lorraine and Clarence Gibbs of Hemet, Calif.; 19 step grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Camille and Russell Moore; as well as other relatives and many friends.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.