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George L. Seiler

October 12, 1947 May 4, 2021
George L. Seiler
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George L. Seiler, age 73, of Peoria, passed away at 12:35 am on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Born October 12, 1947 in Peoria, IL, a son to Theodore W and Mary Jane (Kelly) Seiler.
George was a veteran, enlisting in the Navy at age 18 in 1965, serving 3 years.  He spent time in the Azore Islands, as well as a telegraph operator sending and receiving Morse code aboard the USS Independence.

He pursued a golf career, serving as the Assistant Pro at the Country Club of Peoria.  He later worked for both the TP&W and the South Shore Railroads.  
George loved golf and in his retirement was doing what he called his "dream retirement job" of mowing grass at a golf course (Arrowhead Country Club).  He loved everything about it, including the early morning hours.  

He was a lover of plants, always caring for and explaining the ins and outs of various varieties, and earned an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture.  As Christmas gifts he would buy you an Amaryllis bulb and ask for pictures over the following weeks wanting to see how it was doing. 
George loved his family and especially spending time with his grandchildren, who adored him. He would attend as many activities as was possible even though he lived 3 hours away.   
He made friends easily, had a great smile and loved telling and sharing stories. He did not know a stranger.       

Survivors include 2 sons: Adam Seiler of Villa Park, IL and Zack Seiler of Michigan City, IN, 3 grandchildren: Brandon Seiler, Cameron Seiler, and Morgan Mahan.  He had two sisters: Jane (Lisa Arnett) Seiler of Peoria and Patty (Tom) Barton of Garland, TX, and one brother, T.J. (Lynne) Seiler of Dunlap. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kelly Seiler.  

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 7th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria.  There will be additional visitation on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 10:30 until time of funeral service at 11 am at the mortuary.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the service on Saturday.     

Memorials may be made to the Peoria, IL VA Clinic.  

Friends and family may sign the online guest book by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

7

May

6:00 PM 5/7/2021 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/7/2021 8:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

8

May

10:30 AM 5/8/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/8/2021 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

8

May

11:00 AM 5/8/2021 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Peoria IL Veteran Clinic

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