Herman J. “Hermie” Seelhoefer, 78, of Bartelso, died Tuesday, August
15, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
Seelhoefer was born August 6, 1928 in Beaver Prairie to Henry and
Elizabeth (Dust) Seelhoefer; they preceded him in death.
preceded in death by brothers Alfred Seelhoefer and Ben Seelhoefer,
and sisters Frieda Hoerchler and Rose Karhoff, 3 half-brothers and 4
half sisters, brothers-in-law Vincent “Peggy” Rickhoff, Clarence
“Yank” Rickhoff, Frank Winkeler, Art Hoerchler, Ray Karhoff, Gene
Maue, and Edward Broeckling, Sisters-in-law Ida Seelhoefer, Emma
Seelhoefer, and Johanna Rickhoff
married Dolores Rickhoff on June 12, 1956 at St. Boniface Catholic
Church in Germantown; she survives in Bartelso
Also surviving is his children Darlene (Tom) Winkeler of Bartelso,
Dan (Karen) Seelhoefer of Bartelso, Mike “Buzz” (Sharon) Seelhoefer
of Damiansville, and Kurt (Michelle) Seelhoefer of Bartelso
Grandchildren-Krista, Sarah, and Lindsay Winkeler, Cody and Kaitlyn
Seelhoefer, Nikki Beer, and Nolan and Nicholas Seelhoefer.
brother, Joe (Pat) Seelhoefer of Jacksonville, FL and sisters, Mary
Maue of Breese and Henrietta Broeckling of Albers
Brothers-in law, Ray “Doc” Rickhoff and Edward “Peabody” (Girlie)
Rickhoff both of Bartelso and sisters-in-law, Agnes Winkeler of
Bartelso, Sue Rickhoff of Germantown, and Flossie (Julio) Granda of
Herman retired as a truck driver after 32 years at Scott Air Force
was a member of St. Cecilia Church where he served as an usher,
server, and a lector, Catholic War Veterans Marion Post 1780, Past
Commander of the Bartelso American Legion Post 976, Korean War
Veterans, past alderman and volunteer fireman in Bartelso, Bartelso
Community Development, and the Young at Hearts Club.
was a Veteran of the United States Army where he received the Purple
Heart for his service from January, 1951 to November, 1952
of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 18, 2006 at 2:00 PM at
St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery,
Visitation will be Thursday, August 17, 2006 from 4:00-9:00 PM and
again on Friday, August 18, 2006 from 11:00 AM-1:30 PM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Germantown.
Memorials can be made to St. Cecilia Church or to Mater Dei High
School and will be received at the funeral home.