Dale Seitz

Obituary of Dale Emory Seitz

Dale E. Seitz was born on April 19, 1928 in Dundee, Michigan.  He was one of four children born to the union of Anson and Beryl (Wallace) Seitz.  A lifelong resident of Dundee, Dale, graduated with the Class of 1945 from Dundee High School.   He worked for 35 years at Ford Motor Company, retiring as a Metallurgist Engineer in 1985.

Growing up on the family farm milking cows, Dale also worked many years on his in-law’s family farm.  He and his wife, Bernita, would later reside on their own 20-acre farm.  Dale was hard working, a good father to his two sons and a caring husband; taking care of his wife when she was ill.

A lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Dundee, Dale made many friends.  They spent time together golfing and meeting up for coffee.  He was an avid card player, with euchre being his most favorite.

For the last six years, Dale cherished spending time with his special friend, Ginny.  They enjoyed going to church dinners and out to eat on Fridays.

Dale was stoic and took his responsibilities seriously.   He could be quite ornery at times, and yet was known for his great sense of humor and appreciation for practical jokes. 

Dale E. Seitz, age 92, of Dundee, passed away on Monday; March 1, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.   His passing was preceded by his parents; wife: Bernita, sons: Gary and Lary Seitz, brothers: Wallace and Thurman Seitz; and a sister: Hallie.

To cherish his memory, he leaves a daughter-in-law:  Joanne Seitz; two grandchildren: Jeff Seitz and Jill (Shawn) Balestro; five great grandchildren: Baylie, Brady, Cayden, Sawyer and Harper; and his special friend: Virginia “Ginny” Viles.

Friends may gather on Friday; March 5, 2021 from 10:00am-12:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 460 Riley Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131.   A Worship Service Celebrating His Life will follow at 12:30pm with Pastor Jen Keifer officiating.  Procession will follow to Oak Grove Cemetery in Dundee.   Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156 has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the State of Michigan’s mandates, guests will be limited in number, face coverings will be required, and no food or beverages will be permitted inside the building.

Memorials for those who desire are suggested to St. John Lutheran or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.   Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com. 

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Friday
5
March

Gathering for Dale Seitz

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, March 5, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church
460 Riley St
Dundee, Michigan, United States
734-645-4795
Friday
5
March

Worship Service Celebrating the Life of Dale Seitz

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, March 5, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church
460 Riley St
Dundee, Michigan, United States