Frank Seidl, of Pickerel, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Rosalia Gardens in Antigo under the care of LeRoyer Hospice and his family. He was 88 years old. He was born on March 15, 1928 in Antigo, a son of Arthur and Evelyn (Hruska) Seidl. He married Irene Solin on February 14, 1953 at St. Wencel Catholic Church in Neva. She survives.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1946.
After high school he worked in Chicago for two years. In 1948 he returned to Bryant and began farming with his father. Frank operated Seidl Farms in Bryant and Neva for many years. He continued to be an active member of the farm until age 87. He was proud to have his son and two grandsons, Jeff and Ryan, continue the family tradition.
In 1985 Frank and Irene moved to Pickerel.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting and playing cards.
Frank was a member of St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva and St. Mary Catholic Church in Pickerel.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #662, Antigo, the Pickerel-Pearson Lions Club, and the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association.
Survivors including his wife are a daughter, Peggy Fassbender, Bryant; a son, Art (Gay) Seidl, Neva; ten grandchildren Ashley (Mike) Darr, Antigo, Stephanie Fassbender, Bryant, Scott (Brittney) Fassbender, Suamico, Jeff (Aly) Fassbender, Deerbrook, Ryan Fassbender, Bryant, Ann Marie (Adam) Chrudimsky, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Jennifer (Jason) Abrahamzon, Maryville, Tennessee, Liz (Al) Marien, Neva, Diane Seidl, student at UW Milwaukee, Mark Seidl, at home; five great-grandchildren Will and Jimmy Darr, Luella Fassbender, Paisley Fassbender, Sam Abrahamzon; a brother, Thomas (Kitty) Seidl, Antigo; a sister, Denise Gaudette, Haines City, Florida.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Fassbender, a sister, Betty Ann (Donald) Schroepfer, a brother, Barney (Audie) Seidl, a brother-in-law Howard Gaudette, and step-mother, Leota Seidl.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva with Rev. Dave Zimmerman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Friday also at the funeral home.
A parish wake service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday and the Elks Lodge of Sorrow will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.