Robert Curtis Seiler

1926 - 2019

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Robert C. Seiler, 92, of Rawson, OH passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Arlington, OH. He is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Wilma Jean; and his children: James Robert (Ellen), Beth Anne, and Jon Richard (Christine). His loving grandchildren are Sarah Elizabeth (dec.), Anne Marie (Ryan Emrick), Mara Jeannette, Erin Elizabeth, and Claire Alison. Great-grandchildren include Estelle Elizabeth and Vincent Seiler Emrick. Bob was born in Evansville, IN on 12/16/1926. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he graduated from Indiana University and worked for Ashland Oil in Findlay, OH for more than 30 years in the sales department. He married Wilma on October 5, 1952 and they raised their three children together at their country home. They cared for many dogs, showed champion Brittany Spaniels, and operated Ridgeview Kennel during the 1970s and 80s. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed league basketball and softball, canoeing, camping, and traveling across the United States. Bob and Wilma enjoyed countless trips together exploring national parks and hiking with friends and family. Bob was preceded in death by parents Anna B. and Samuel A., and a brother, Wallace U. His brother, Samuel C., survives, along with many nieces and nephews. Gifts may be made to Bridge Hospice, American Legion Ralph D. Cole Post 3, or Flag City Honor Flight, Findlay, Ohio. A private memorial will be arranged at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay where online condolences are welcomed at

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To : The Seiler Family
Date :Wednesday, February 27th 2019
From : Carol Sunderman
Sorry to hear this. He was my 1st boss when I started Ashland Oil at the age of 19 in 1958 He taught me a whole lot and I always respected him. We kept in contact for several years after I quit. I would run into him now and then, he always had a smile and remembered my name. Prayers for the family.

To : Beth and Jon
Date :Wednesday, February 27th 2019
From : Brad Entsminger
Beth and Jon, I was so sad to hear about the passing of your father. I have fond memories of his support at our basketball games and the time he allowed the team over to his home to celebrate a victory. I pray for you and the entire family during this trying time. I know that we have lost touch these many years, I still have fond memories of both of you. Beth, you were a dear friend in high school and such a loving and giving person. Jon, we were brothers on our team and my memories of competing with you are still strong. God bless you and your mother too. Love Brad

To : The Seiler Family
Date :Wednesday, February 27th 2019
From : Gordon and Pam Nessler
Sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of spending time with the family. Will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

To : Wilma and family
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Debbie Amstutz
So very sorry to read of Bob's passing. He was a wonderful man and always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you.

To : The Seiler Family
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Tom and Deb Green
So sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed talking to your dad. Hugs to all of you and prayers for the difficult days ahead.

To : Beth Jim Jon and families
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Deb Core
Sorry to read of your father's passing. What an amazing life he had...92 years! I know you will miss him, and so will your Mom. This is a part of life we all eventually face, but the sweeter part of it, is all the memories that come flooding back. Not only now, but in the weeks and months to come. I love how we always lovingly referred to your parents as "Bob & Wilma", seems like they were and will always be together - even if they are physically separated now. God's blessings on all of you as you navigate this time in your lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

To : Jim Seiler
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Gary Entsminger
Condolences to your family on the passing of your father.

To : Seller family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Connie Ossman
Bob will be missed by so many. I worked with Bob from 1972-1976 at Ashland oil. He was so kind, easy to work with, and made me laugh. We had some great conversations! My sincere condolences to the family.

To : The family of Bob Seiler
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Horace and Betty Enderle
Our sincere condolences on the loss of Bob. He was a very good friend. Many happy memories spent painting the football field on Wednesday night .
Love and prayers to you all,
Horace and Betty Enderle