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Joseph M. Seidl Jr. April 28, 1936 - July 25, 2009

LITCHFIELD -- Joseph M. Seidl Jr., 73, of Litchfield died Saturday at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.

The service was held Wednesday at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Litchfield with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements were with Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin.

He was born April 28, 1936, in Sleepy Eye to Joseph and Veronica (Sellner) Seidl. In 1947, his family moved to rural Olivia where he received his education.

On April 3, 1982, he married Gertrude (Riebe) Johnson in Litchfield. They lived in Darwin Township, Meeker County.

He worked at Green Giant in Glencoe and later worked as a cement truck driver for Thulin and Bauerly Brothers in Litchfield. He retired in 1998. He attended St. Philip's Catholic Church in Litchfield. He was also a member of the Litchfield Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed tending to his sheep and cattle on his hobby farm in Darwin Township.

He became a resident of the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield in April.

He is survived by his wife; stepchildren: Dorothy Euerle, Sharon Oberg, and Roy (and Violet) Johnson, Sr., all of Litchfield; siblings: Gary Seidl, Robert Seidl Sr., both of Bird Island, and LaVerna Eiler of Olivia; and stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his stepdaughter: Leona (and Larry) Tews; son-in-law: William Euerle; and one brother.