Robert Seitz

Robert M. Seitz, 82, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 4, 1931 in Decatur, Ill., to Harold and Geraldine (Goldenstein) Seitz.
Bob was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon where he was an Elder and Clerk of Session and was the head of building and grounds. He retired from Babcock and Wilcox. Bob owned Sandy’s Hallmark and the R&S Coin Laundry. He was also a member of Western Hills Country Club and the Elks. He enjoyed woodworking and the game of golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Geraldine Seitz; three brothers, Kenneth, Carl, and Lloyd Seitz; and his son Richard Seitz.
Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra (Winings) Seitz; daughter, Vivian Lynn Funk of Mount Vernon; sons, Scott (Robin) Seitz of McDonough, Georgia, and Darrin (Lisa) Seitz of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Derek and Brandon Funk, Dustin (Janelle), Austyn, and Matthew Seitz, and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, 120 East Sixth Street, Mount Vernon with Laurie Fields officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. service time Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Posey Humane Society, 6500 Leonard Road, Mount Vernon.
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