Marvin F. Seibel, 85, of Belleville, Ill., born October 3, 1930, in Denhoff, N.D., passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016, at home, surrounded by family.
Marvin grew up in North Dakota, and at the age of 21 went to serve in the United States Air Force. He honorably served his country, logging over 20,000 hours of flight time in his career. Toward the end of his military journey, he was stationed at Scott Air Force Base, where he retired after 20 years, as a Tech Sergeant. He remained in Belleville, where he was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. He was an avid Nascar fan and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. His love for cars wasn't limited to the track; he loved working on cars and considered himself a "Dodge Man". He enjoyed traveling and sightseeing with his wife and family. He was always up for a debate or discussion on how to solve the world's problems. He was a hard worker all his life, but still found time for his family. He was a loving, generous man, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Martha, nee Wahl, Seibel; a sister, Carol Eisenbeis; a son-in-law, Thomas Braun; and a brother-in-law, Ellis Eisenbeis.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Esther A. Seibel, nee Sprenger; his children, Kenneth (Kathy) Seibel and Cindy (Larry) Kreissler; his grandchildren, Tom (Amy) Braun, Tim Braun, Jason Seibel, and Nicole Seibel; step- grandchildren, Kim, Ryan, David, Kara, and Eric; six great-grandchildren; nine step- great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to Partners4Pets, a "no kill" animal shelter, in Troy, Ill. Condolences may also be expressed online at: www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the funeral home, with Pastor Cory Hart officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 1, 2016