Frederick Joseph Seiller, son of Lambert August and Olga Christine (nee Niederstadt) Seiller, Sr. was born August 16, 1941 in St. Louis. He was baptized September 7, 1941 at St. Luke's Lutheran where he also attended its parochial school and was confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1955. In 1959, he graduated from O'Fallon Technical High School. He entered the US Army Signal Corps serving six months active duty and two years as a reservist.
On May 19, 1962, at Emmaus Lutheran, he married June Viola (nee Mieger) with whom he was privileged to enjoy 57 years in the nuptial estate.
Besides his loving wife, June, he is survived by their children Elaine (Ken) Berry, Patricia (Dennis) Tapella and David (Peggy) Seiller; Grandfather of Amanda (Will) Hargrove, Natalie (Eric) Weisz, Nathan (Elizabeth) Berry, Daniel (Megan) Tapella, Andrew (Christina Cejas) Tapella, Jennifer Tapella and Chase Seiller; Great grandfather of Guinevere "Susie" Hargrove;Brother of Lambert (Carol) Seiller; Favorite uncle of his nieces & nephews and awesome friend.
Fred worked at WireCraft and then worked at Union Electric for 35 years where he was an underground conduit installer. Fred will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grand and great-grandfather who was outgoing, energized, and remarkably optimistic under seemingly any and all circumstances. Even amidst the serious health challenges which came following carcinoma diagnosis in the fall of 2018, and his loss of significant body mass thereafter, he remained undaunted in his effort to maintain rigorous activity both at home and at church.
Fred was a longtime active member of Peace Lutheran Church where he served as Head Usher, part of the security team, President of the Men's Club, Couples Club, Pinochle Club, Worship Greeter and Property Management Team. With the launch of Peace's Boar's Head Christmas Festival in 1995, Fred served as a Beefeater and he diligently assisted with other efforts in the support of that endeavor over the years since that time. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, grilling, gardening and volleyball.
After a life of remarkable service to family, church, and community, and a time undergoing various health challenges, Fred quietly departed this life on Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:09 pm at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He attained the age of 78 years, 3 months, and 16 days.
Following this service, he will be interred at St. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
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