Friday, March 7, 2014



ADDRESS: Colby Retirement Community, Colby, WI; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 PM Thursday, March 6 at Colby Retirement Community, Colby, surrounded by her family, where she had resided for the past 4 years

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, March 10 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: St. Mary’s Cemetery – Township of Little Black

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1916 on the family farm in the Township of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Spruce Grove Grade school, Township of Deer Creek

MARRIAGE: October 25, 1938 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Walter “Wally” Seidel and he preceded her in death June 28, 2012 following 73 years of marriage

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she did housework for various people in the Medford area until marriage. She helped Wally with the farm work until they sold the farm & moved to Medford in 1963. She crocheted, knit, embroidered, tied quilts for numerous people in the area & sewed many of her own, and also made rag rugs on a loom in her basement for over 25 years. She always had a large garden and did a lot of canning. She had a love for word search puzzles and playing Scrabble. She was a great cook and her children will always remember her dill pickles, pickled fish, pies & cinnamon rolls. They moved to Colby Retirement Community in 2010. Catherine was a loving mom and we have great memories of her through the years. She will be truly missed by her family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Former G.U.G. Germania member

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Edward (Clyda) Seidel of Goleta, CA, Dennis (Jeanette) Seidel of Colby, Raymond Seidel of Schofield, Judith (Art) Bartnik of Wausau; Daughter-in-law: Linda Seidel of West Allis

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son-Richard; Granddaughters-Jennifer Bartnik & Jennifer Seidel
Daughter-in-law: Ursula Seidel

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11-Tim (Diane) Seidel of Cypress, TX, Craig Seidel of Goleta, CA, Dr. Steven (Bethany) Seidel of Vinemont, AL, Laura (Stephen) Danna of Warrensburg, NY, Jane (Terry) Spooner of Clifton Park, NY, Scott (Becky) Seidel of Owen, Robert (Michele) Seidel of West Allis, Melissa (Boyd) LaPorte of Weston, Christopher (Anne) Bartnik of Rothschild, Jeffrey (Samantha) Bartnik of Schofield, Angela (Jim) Gorecki of Ringle & 2 step

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters-Florence Goessl of Abbotsford, Beatrice Helfert of Colby & Dorothy (Casimir) Sobczak of Hot Springs Village AR; Brother-in-law: Frank Bernard of Chandler, AZ

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother-Clarence Cypher; Sisters-Marie Bernard & Marcella Whittlinger
Brothers-in-law: Nick Helfert & Clarence Goessl

DECEASED FATHER: Andrew Cypher; Step-Father: Henry Haberman DECEASED MOTHER: Hermine (Jakel) Cypher Haberman

PALLBEARERS: Mike Helfert, Boyd LaPorte, Don & Scott Seidel, Bob & Allen Cypher

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit
We would like to thank Leanne Oelrich and her staff at Colby Retirement Community for their loving care of our mom for the past four years, and especially during her final illness. We would also like to thank Ministry Home Care Hospice for their assistance.