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Josephine H. Seidl June 9, 1943 - March 3, 2009

BIRD ISLAND -- Josephine Harriet "Josie" Seidl, 65, of Bird Island died Tuesday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

She was born June 9, 1943, at Morton to Clifford and Esther (Thomas) Lucio. She was a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. She attended school at Morton.

She married Gary Seidl on June 14, 1969. They lived in Bird Island. She worked for Fingerhut for several years and did lots of babysitting.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island and the Bird Island Legion Auxiliary.

 She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Clarissa Seidl of Shakopee and Lisa (and Kyle) Dillon of Redwood Falls; two grandchildren; siblings: Mary Loomis of Morton, Joe (and Kim) Lucio of Tokyo, Japan, Ruth Pacheco of Albuquerque, N.M., Frank Lucio of Morton, Susan Rinderman of East Moline, Ill., Victoria Lucio of Shakopee, Albert Lucio of Morton and Diane Lucio of Morton.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.