A week ago tomorrow, my sister's boyfriend of 3 1/2 years took his little granddaughters sledding. Now he was a guy who loved to make all kinds of fun things and he had taken a car hood and turned it upside down and welded a car seat to the hood and made a sled for the girls to sit on. He would then tow the sled around open fields in the snow on the back of his tractor. Last Sunday, while sledding the tractor ran out of gas and the group went and got gas and was refueling and something happened and the tractor ran over him.
It is the most horrific thing a person has to go through when the doctor tells you, "I am sorry, he did not make it."
The arrangements, the visits, the stories, the funeral all of the emotions have been so painful. My heart breaks for my sister who is just lost and is just hurting so much. I would give anything to take away her pain and hurting. They were so happy together and each of them make their lives complete. He told her that he wanted to show her the world. He was her everything. His latest dream was to build a Veterans Memorial in our little town. Now he was not a veteran but he believed that those that fought for our country should be honored and remembered.
He will be missed. We love you Dennis.
Farm accident claims life of Sargent man
February 25, 2013
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Sargent Public School in Sargent. Burial will be in the Somerford Cemetery near Sargent with Pastor Alan Petersen officiating. A memorial visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sargent Veteran’s Memorial.
Dennis was born Aug. 15, 1957 in Ord, to Gilbert and Irene (Hulinsky) Seidel. He graduated from Burwell High School in 1975. After graduation he worked construction, farmed and ranched and was a bull fighter for rodeos.
Dennis is survived by a son, Merlin Seidel of Sargent; his best friend, Kathy Wilson of Sargent, and her family Brandi Wilson and Jeff Walent of Sargent, Dustin and Holly Wilson and Hayley Wilson and Angel Castaneda all of Victorville, Calif., and his special grandchildren, Rayven, Rikki, Jenna and Shae; brothers sisters, Pat and Rod Valasek of Comstock, John and Cindy Seidel of Ainsworth, Gerald Seidel of Crawford, Dale and Teresa Seidel of Burwell, Frank and Marilyn Seidel of La Crosse, Kan., Robert and Vonnie Seidel of Ainsworth, and Margaret Seidel of Ord, and nieces and nephews.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Phillip Seidel.