Kenneth Seiler
1940 - 2020
BORN
1940
DIED
2020
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20 Valley Forge Rd
Washington, IL
Kenneth Seiler
WASHINGTON - Kenneth Anthony Seiler, 80, of Metamora, IL, formerly of Washington, IL, passed away at 10:43 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Snyder Village in Metamora.
He was born on August 4, 1940, in Peoria, IL, to Anthony J. and Alvena (Meismer) Seiler. He married Janet Selvey in 1967, and they made their life-long home in Washington. Janet passed away on May 3, 1995.
Surviving are one brother, Gary (Lois) Seiler of Cary, IL; and one sister, Marilyn (John) Benedino of Monticello, IL. He is also survived by a niece, Amanda Senese (Matt) of Crystal Lake, IL; and a nephew, Jacob Seiler (Jena) of Crystal Lake, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ken grew up in Peoria and Metamora, Illinois. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1959-1963. His four-year tour of duty took him to both the east and west coasts, Cuba and Japan. Ken's life-long career as an electrician began in 1959, when he joined the Navy. He was trained and assigned as a missile fire control tech to the newly re-commissioned guided-missile cruiser, the USS Providence. After his service, he continued to expand his electrical expertise, working chiefly in industrial applications his entire career. He was very proud of his 35-plus years as a union electrician with IBEW Local #34 in Peoria.
Ken was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington.
A private family Mass will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton.
Ken enjoyed the comfort and care at Snyder Village so much in his last year of life. The family requests memorial donations be made to Snyder Village, 1200 E. Partridge Street, Metamora, IL 61548.
Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with arrangements. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for his family, please visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
Published by Peoria Journal Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25, 2020.
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Ken was a very kind and caring neighbor to us! We will always cherish the conversations and time spent. Ken took a lot of pride in his yard and always looked immaculate! We could always count on Ken to look after our home! Our deepest sympathy. Jay and Lisa Gullett
Jay and Lisa Gullett
Friend
November 24, 2020
Kenny was a great neighbor to my parents and a huge help 10 years ago when my mom became ill. My family was - and still is - grateful for his help and friendship to mom and dad. We are very sorry for your loss.
Margaret Kroepel Herrel
Neighbor
November 24, 2020
I'm sorry to see that Kenny passed on. He worked for Foster-Jacob for a number of years and I spent a lot of time working with him, when I was an apprentice. He was always very pleasant and a good teacher to a young apprentice. RIP Kenny
GARY R. JACOB
Coworker
November 24, 2020
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