Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Paul A. Seidel

Paul A. Seidel, age 79, of Shelby, died Thursday March 6, 2008 at MedCentralShelbyHospital following a short illness.

He was born September 22, 1928 in Elyria, OH, the son of the late Clarence and Mildred (Bistline) Seidel. He was a graduate of North Fairfield High School and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Paul 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. Paul 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 February 22, 1952, Paul married Janice L. Silliman, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Jim Stepp, of Shelby; a son, Rodney Seidel, of Ogdon, UT; 3 step grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Seidel, of Norwalk; 2 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 one sister and two brothers-in-law, Margaret and Gary Milliron and David Graham.

Friends may call on Sunday March 9, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10AM with Rev. Gail Angel officiating. Burial will follow in North Fairfield Cemetery with military services provided by the North Fairfield American Legion. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church and Richland County Humane Society.

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  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Paul Seidel
    Your_Name: Kathy Adkins Robey


    My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of you Father. I have very fond memories of your family and am so sorry to hear of your great loss. May God bless you and be close to you during this difficult time.
    Kathy (Adkins) Robey
    Family_of: Mr. Seidel
    Your_Name: Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins


    Rod, Mary Joe and family,
    May God comfort you in your loss and give you strength during this difficult time. Find comfort in all your good memories and faith in God.
    Family_of: Mary Jo and Jim Stepp
    Your_Name: Denny and Regina Kidwell


    Mary Jo and Jim, We were sorry to read of your Dad’s passing, Mary Jo. Although we did not know him, it seems that he was a man of remarkable character. We hope that the good memories and your faith will hold you through these tough times. Denny and Regina

    Family_of: paul seidel
    Your_Name: mark stentz


    Dear rodney and family,my sincere sympathy goes out to all of you. I remember your father very well,and i know he will be missed by all of you very much. Your father and my father don, used to work together at the shelby wastewater plant here in shelby, and were good friends, and rod, we too also worked together at the shelby country club, and we were both in the same graduating class,about 33 years ago.,but still remember all of you very well.Your father was a very good man,and i know he is in a far better place, with his lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
    Family_of: Janie,Rod & Mary Jo
    Your_Name: Rita Garrett-Davenport


    To Our Very Dear Family:

    We are truly sorry we are unable to be with you all as you celebrate the Life of Paul today.
    He will always be remembered deep in our hearts as a wonderful Brother-n-law & Uncle.
    Janice ,Rod & MaryJo we are sending you Our Love & Prayers across the miles from Georgia.

    With Deepest Sympathy:
    Neal,Lois & Children: Linda, Luanne, Bob, Lori & Rita ~
    Family_of: Mary Jo Stepp & Family
    Your_Name: Karen & Winn Boyd


    Dear MaryJo, I was reading my mom’s obit and saw where your father had passed. I am very sorry for your loss and please accept our deepest belated sympathy. May your family find peace and enjoy the many happy memories of your father.

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