Monday, September 26, 2011


AGE: 67

ADDRESS: 515 Grahl Street, Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:28 P.M. Sunday, September 25 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 5 days.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 29 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Thursday, September 29 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 21, 1944 in Marshfield

EDUCATION: Attended Westboro Elementary School and a High School Graduate of Westboro

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: August 20, 1966 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Donna M. Sperl and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: As a young man Ben helped at his family’s grocery store in Westboro. He was the Meat cutter/Manager at Copp’s Corp. from 1967 to 2004. He then was a Meat cutter for Medford County Market for the last 6 years until his retirement in May 2011. Ben enjoyed camping, bowling, mowing lawn, snow blowing, trips to the casino traveling and most of all spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Knights of Columbus

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donna M. Seidel of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mark (Significant Other: Kristi Sullivan) of Eau Claire, Scott (Jeni) Seidel of Wausau, Twins: Ricky (Kelly) Seidel of Stoughton and Robby (Carrie) Seidel of Stetsonville and Susan (Jason) Klingbeil of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: Conner, Cooper and Carter Klingbeil, Meredith, Francine, Vincent, Anthony, Greta, Delaney, Teagan, Julia and Isaac Seidel and Kala Catlin

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Sisters: Patricia (Richard) Makovec of Neenah and Kathleen (James) Callear of Elizabeth, Penn.

DECEASED FATHER: Bernard Edward Seidel

DECEASED MOTHER: Frances Monica Bohte

PALLBEARERS: Tom Grundy, Richard Kaye, Dennis Koch, Dale Ludwig, Don Wibben and Ray Henrichs

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ben’s family to be designated at a later date
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