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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

Open Bible Church
Midland, South Dakota

Midland Cemetery
Midland, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 19, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

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In memory of

Bob Seidler

of Midland, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 96

Robert Grover Seidler, better known as “Bob” by his family and friends, was born October 31, 1924 in Nowlin, South Dakota to Grover and Lucille (Church) Seidler, born at home by his mother.

Bob went to school in Nowlin and at times staying with his grandparents. The family moved outside of Midland and attended school in Midland. While going to high school he worked at the Texaco Station.

Bob was united in marriage to Dorothy Dennis on April 30, 1943 in Midland. Bob managed the Texaco Station for Ray Schultz. Bob and Dorothy moved to Jess and Kate Dennis’s home to help with the farm work. In 1953 they moved west of Highway 14 where they lived until they retied. Bob and Dorothy moved to Midland in 2007.

Bob enjoyed going to card parties at his neighbors after moving to Midland. Playing cards and the nickel game at the Midland Senior Center was what Bob loved the most. Bob and Dorothy enjoyed going to basketball games both home and away.

Survivors include two daughters Athellen Westerman of Pierre and Phyllis Lindgren of Cody, Wyoming; three grandsons: Allen (Tammy) Gibbs of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Troy (Cassie) Nelsen of Worland, Wyoming, and Terry (Angie) Nelsen of Sioux Falls; three great-grandsons: Caden Nelsen, Wyatt Nelsen, and Marcus Gibbs; one great-granddaughter Kinley Nelsen; granddaughters Kayla Gibbs, Mikayla, and Vanessa; grandson Jon; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy on October 1, 2012; his parents Grover and Lucille Seidler; five sisters Mary (Ole) Olson, Margaret (Chester) Calhoon, Betty (Thomas) Stalley, Vivian (George) Sichterman, and Athellen Seidler in infancy; brother Edward Seidler; son-in-law Larry Westerman; and various nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 19, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Open Bible Church in Midland with Pastor Randy Brock officiating. Live streaming will be provided, and the funeral service can be viewed from this webpage at the start of the service.

Interment will follow at the Midland Cemetery.

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 4-6 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.
Open Bible Church
Midland, South Dakota

Pastor Randy Brock

Scotti Block - Pianist
Barb Jones - Vocalist
Congregational Hymns
“In The Garden”
“Rock of Ages”

Kory Bierle

Keith Harry - Gary Block - Ross Block
Randy Nemec - Tom Parquet - Duane Hand

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Midland Cemetery
Midland, South Dakota

  • He was the last living uncle on both sides. I didn't get to spend as much time around him as I would have liked. Living in Oregon made that hard. Whenever I did get to visit he made me feel special. Rest easy and tell Mama (Mary) hello. ~ Laura Humphrey Grants Pass, OR (3/20/2021)
  • Bob Seidler left a huge mark on my heart as he and Dorothy never missed any Midland school activity. What an amazing supportive couple they were to all of us that had the blessing of growing up in Midland. Prayers go out to the family of this great man, Bob Seidler. ~ Ellie Saucerman Rapid City, SD (3/14/2021)
  • Our family would like to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Bob. May God Bless and keep you at this difficult time. ~ Jeff and Leanne Loesch Family Pierre, SD (3/13/2021)
  • So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. ~ Patty J. Morris Menifee (3/10/2021)