William Seeliger Jr.

Seeliger Jr., William "Bill'

William "Bill" Seeliger Jr., 84, of Berlin, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Berlin Memorial Hospital.

William was born on November 16, 1928, in a farm house near Markesan, Wisconsin, to William Sr. and Selma Seeliger. Bill was one of five boys in the Seeliger family. He received his grade school education in a one room school house taught by one teacher. Bill went to High School at Northwestern Prep in Watertown, Wisconsin. Bill worked 38 years for the former Sand-Knit factory now Ripon Athletic a producer of athletic garments.

On October 22, 1955, Bill was united in marriage to Alice Judas at St John's Lutheran Church in Princeton and their union lasted 58 years. Bill loved many sports and was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Bill was an active member of St John Lutheran Church in Berlin. He taught Sunday school for many years. He served his church on various committees and boards.

When Bill got up in the morning, he had to overcome the after affects of childhood Polio and Narcolepsy and relied on Alice for help.

Bill is survived by his wife, Alice of Berlin; two brothers, Allen of Ripon; and Ronald of Princeton; sister in law, Betty Seeliger of Oshkosh; special nephew, Tom (Martha) Fisher of Madison; and other nieces, nephews and friends. Bill is also survived by one brother-in-law Bill Daye of Princeton.

William was preceded in death by his parents, William and Selma Seeliger; two brothers, Kenneth and Dr. Melvin Seeliger; one brother-in-law, James Fisher; five sisters-in-law, Violet Fisher, Dorothy Daye, Rosella Seeliger, Shirley Seeliger and Adeline Seeliger; nephews, Mike and Jeffrey Daye; nieces, Becky Keipe and Judy Kruse.

A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St John Lutheran Church in Berlin at 11 a.m.

Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church, with the Pastor Bryan Lundquist officiating and burial will follow in the Oakwood cemetery of Berlin, immediately following the services at the cemetery all are invited back to St. John Lutheran Church fellowship hall for a luncheon with the family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for St John Lutheran Church of Berlin.

The family wishes to thank the Patriot Place of Berlin for their wonderful staff and the care Bill received for the past 1 1/2 years.





BERLIN, WIS. 54923



SINCE 1919

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 4, 2013