Nov. 6, 1915 - Feb. 5, 2013
Emil Charles Seidel died of natural causes on Feb. 5, 2013, at the age of 97. He was born Nov. 6, 1915, in Beloit, WI to Emanuel and Rose (Votava) Psajdl (the spelling of the family name
was later changed to Seidel). On July 27, 1940, he married Jean Britton in Chicago, IL. Emil joined the Navy during WWII, then later became a tool and die maker in the toy industry and worked for such companies as Mattel for many years. After retirement, Emil became involved in many community organizations. He belonged to the Central Oregon Fly Fishers Association and Bridge Club, and also worked with Habitat for Humanity. He was a long time Mason, avid fisherman and bridge player.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Seidel of Bend; his children, Cathy Seidel of Bend, and Charles Seidel of Sacramento, CA; his brother, Bob Seidel of Beloit, WI, and his sister, Betty Horine of Missouri. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Emily Seidel of Oakland, CA. Emil was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
A graveside service was held Friday, February 15, at Eagle Point National Cemetery. There will be a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 at Foundry Church in Bend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made in Emils memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2275 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 www.partnersbend.org. Baird Funeral Home of Bend was honored to serve the family (541) 382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com