Robert James Seitz, Sr.
Robert James Seitz, Sr., 78, of Springfield, died at 3:17 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 10, 1939 in Divernon to Stephen Joseph and Grace Louise (Mazijka) Seitz. He married Hazel Ann Page on August 23, 1958 and she preceded him in death on December 18, 1996.’
Surviving are four children, Kimberley (Keith) Groesch and Robert J. Seitz, Jr., both of Springfield, Gerald (Dawn) Seitz of Montana and David (Kara) Seitz of Springfield; twelve grandchildren, Nicole Scroggins, John Farrow, Brock Gettings, Robert Seitz III, Gerald Seitz, Jr., Brandon Winter, Andrew Seitz, Dalton Seitz, Kenzie Seitz, Kailean Seitz, Kassidy Seitz and D.J. Seitz, Jr.; ten great grandchildren, Bradley Scroggins, Gavin Scroggins, Blake Scroggins, Jayden McCandless, Miabella McCandless, Adaline McCandless, Arian Davis, Spencer Davis, Hayden Stewart and Harmony Seitz; seven siblings, Rosalie (Joe) Cleaver and Bill (Barb) Seitz, both of Springfield, Mike (Karen) Seitz of Sherman, Ronnie Seitz of Arizona, Sandy Duggan of Florida, Vickie Seitz and Sharon Wade, both of Springfield and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and seven siblings, Steve Seitz, Donnie Seitz, Pat Marion, John Seitz, Sr., Richard Seitz and Darlene Brazier.
Robert retired from District 186 as the head custodian at Black Hawk Grade School after 20 years of service. He served in the Army Reserves. Robert loved bowling and rabbit hunting. He especially loved going to the casino boat with his brother. He was the patriarch of the family and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with them.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Monday, October 2, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Joe Cleaver, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.