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Edwin Peter Seitz, 100, previously from Yucaipa Calif., and Jasper Ind., passed away at his home in Collinsville Ill. on Feb. 21, 2014.
Edwin was born on Feb. 5, 1914, in Haysville, Ind., the only son of George and Ameila (Stamm) Seitz. On June 27, 1946, he married Evelyn Dorothy Seitz (nee Meter) in Huntingburg Ind. Edwin was a veteran of the United States Army, 2nd Infantry Division (Indian-heads) serving his country during World War II as a radio operator from Omaha Beach through VE Day where he earned a Bronze Star medal. After the war, Edwin was employed as a truck-driver for Claremont Trucking, formerly Jasper and Chicago, for 20 years. Ed retired and relocated to California where he enjoyed traveling, fishing, and was a skilled pool player.
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, George and Amelia Seitz, two sisters, Victoria Lottes and Olive Aulenbacher, and one granddaughter, Micki Goodwin. Surviving are his 5 children,
James (Irene) Seitz of Jasper, Ind., Eugenia Shirley Nichols of Redlands, Calif., Nancy (James) Colocino of Irvine, Calif., Georgia (Walt) Schefft of Collinsville, Ill., and Wayne (Connie) Seitz of St Louis, Mo., one nephew, Robert(Barbara) Lottes, and two nieces, Marie Harder and Linda Harris, 13 grandchildren Mike, Patty, and Terri Seitz, Dane (Julie) and Paul (Robin) LaGrange, Lara and Megan Colocino, Mark and Paul (Mary) Schefft, and Stacy (James) Cabanas, Jody Seitz, and Kelly (Chris) Klima. 15 great-grand-children, and several great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Haysville, Ind.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: At his request he was cremated. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 9th, 2014, with full military honors, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
HERR FUNERAL HOME,
Herr Funeral Home
501 West Main St. Collinsville, IL 62234
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 6, 2014