Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Irene Seidl Passes Away

Irene Seidl, of Pickerel, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 83 years old. She was born on April 11, 1934, in Deerbrook, a daughter of Peter and Frances (Mallo) Solin. She married Frank Seidl on February 14, 1953, at St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva. He preceded her in death on January 3, 2017.

She attended Little Chicago Grade school and graduated as the Maxwell Academic Award recipient. In 1952 she graduated from Antigo High School.

She was employed at Lockwood Graders for several years. Irene and Frank, operated a potato farm in Neva and Bryant for many years.

In the mid 1970’s Irene began a career with the United States Post Office. In May 1985 she was appointed Post Master of the Pickerel post office. She retired in 1995.

Mrs. Seidl was a member of St. Wencel Catholic Church, its rosary society and St. Mary Catholic Church in Pickerel; the Springbrook Homemakers Club and Pickerel-Pearson Lions Club.

Her hobbies include playing golf, cards, fishing, gardening, going to rummage sales with her grandchildren, trips to the casino and reading.

Survivors include a son, Art (Gay) Seidl, Neva; a daughter, Peggy Fassbender, Bryant; ten grandchildren Ashley (Mike) Darr, Antigo, Scott (Brittney) Fassbender, Suamico, Jeff (Aly) Fassbender, Deerbrook, Stephanie Fassbender, Bryant, Ryan Fassbender, Bryant; Ann Marie (Adam) Chrudimsky, Minnetonka, Minnesota, Jennifer (Jason) Abrahamzon, Maryville, Tennesee, Liz (Al) Marien, Bryant, Diane Seidl, student at UW Milwaukee, Mark Seidl, at home; eight great-grandchildren Will, Jimmy and Olivia Irene Darr, Luella and Lochlan Fassbender, Paisley Fassbender, Sam Abrahamzon, Adalynn Chrudimsky; a brother Edward (Betty) Solin, Chippewa Falls.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Fassbender; three sisters, Mary (Gerald) Kryka, Ann (Russell) Grafmiller, Frances (Roy) Wiegert; two brothers, Joseph (Hattie) Solin, Peter (Vida) Solin.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church, with Rev. David Zimmerman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, also at the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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