First Posted: 8/18/2006


DONALD OTTO SEITZ, 90, died at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 15, 2006, in New Bremen.

He was born Aug. 15, 1916, to Otto and Amanda Keller Seitz, who preceded him in death. On April 22, 1937, he married Irene K. Gruebmeyer, who died Nov. 10, 2002.

Mr. Seitz retired as an insurance salesman from Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co., where he was a leading salesman. He had also farmed until 1960. He was a life member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta. He loved playing cards, traveling, bowling and dancing. He was living at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.

Survivors include a son, Wesley (Marjory) Seitz of Champaign, Ill.; two daughters, Lura Mae (Dick) Damron of Trappe, Md., and Bettye (Paul) Ritter of New Bremen; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy (Grayson) Koepke.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Ritter; a brother, Cletus Seitz; and two sisters, Mildred Brunn and Florence Presar.

Memorial services will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta. Pastor Elaine Mikesell will officiate.

Friends may call following services Sunday in the Timmermeister Hall of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Arrangements are by Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

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