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Delvin Seil, 81 - May 07, 2017

Delvin Richard Seil, 81, of Gothenburg passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Cozad.
Memorial services took place on Wednesday, May, 10, at 3:30 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg. A private interment was conducted at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Seil was born Dec. 8, 1935, on a family farm near Churdan, IA, son of Henry and Emma (Kanning) Seil. He had an older brother, Duane, and a cousin, Myra, who was like a sister to him, according to family members. He was named after a banker and was baptized and confirmed at the Christ Lutheran Church northeast of Churdan.
He had happy memories of his childhood and loved living on the farm with all of its various activities, family members stated. His nickname “Olie” was given to him from a classmate and life-long friend, David Lohr. He loved driving his dads 1948 Ford pickup during his high school years when he graduated from Churdan with the Class of 1953.
In 1954 at the age of 18, he enlisted with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, 7th Division 48th field artillery. He served his country proudly.
He married Marlene Carlson on June 9, 1957. To this union, three children were born.
Seil continued to farm at the Farnhamville area until moving to Sharpsburg, IA, in 1972. He continued to farm, residing at several places before settling in Arizona.
?He then moved to Gothenburg where he lived for over 40 years. He worked for Sargents Irrigation and Coop along with several area farmers.
?Seil had at least two special dogs that were faithful companions, Sparky and Skippy, said the family. He loved reading, traveling and collecting railroad items. His love for his flowers and gardening earned him a “Yard of the Week” honor.
He never knew a stranger and would strike up an conversation or give advice over a cup of coffee, according to family. He also loved going to the Senior Center for conversation and a meal. Due to a decline in his health, he moved to the Cozad nursing home in March of 2016.
Seil was preceded in death by: his parents, Henry and Emma; a brother.
Survivors include: his children—Lori (Chad) Beemer of Irwin, IA; Brian and Thom Ender of Fremont and Brent of McCook; grandsons—Alan, Andy and Aric Beemer; two great-grandchildren—Emma and Kholt Beemer; sister-in-law, Judy.
Memorials are suggested to the Gothenburg Senior Center or donor’s choice.