Richard "Dick" Seidel, 78, of Forsyth died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Mercy Hospital Springfield. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 19th in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis D. Winzenried officiating.

Richard George Seidel was born Thursday, October 5, 1939 in Berwyn, IL to Clarence George and Bernice Seidel. He attended school in Elgin, IL and graduated with class of 1957. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. After the service he moved back to IL and worked at various jobs including training German Short Haired Pointers. He moved to Topeka, KS and became a police officer in 1967 for the city of Topeka. In 1971 he met Linda Ohley in Topeka. They were married September 9, 1973 in Topeka. They stayed in Topeka for ten years and Dick worked in marine repair and sales. In 1982 they moved to Forsyth for business opportunities. He owned and operated Dick's Marine Repair Shop in Taneyville. He retired in 2012.

Dick's greatest passion was fishing, hunting, watching fishing shows and following the Chicago Bears Football Team. He was a gruff Teddy Bear that told it like it is. He was a straight forward, loving and caring guy. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police in Topeka.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Forsyth; three sons, David Seidel and wife, Leslie of Topeka, Donald Odom and wife, Haekyong of Colorado Springs, CO, Frank Odom of Forsyth; a daughter, Jeannette Auerbach of Olathe, KS; one brother, Kenneth Seidel and wife, Carol of Elgin, IL; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials in memory of Richard "Dick" Seidel may be made to the American Heart Association, 2446 E. Madrid Ave. Springfield, MO 65804.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.

Richard "Dick" Seidel
October 5, 1939 - March 14, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home