Thomas “Tom” J. Seidl 1937-2019
Thomas “Tom” J. Seidl
Thomas “Tom” J. Seidl, 81, of Medford, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 29 at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Tom was born on Sept. 23, 1937 in Medford to the late Louise A. (Frenzel) and Joseph F. Seidl. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford and was a 1955 graduate of Medford High School. Tom spent the majority of his career working at the Medford Cooperative grocery store. He served in the Army during the Berlin Crisis, when the Berlin Wall was erected. He was stationed in Alabama as a member of the Army Chemical Corp starting on Jan. 6, 1961 and was discharged on Dec. 20, 1962. He left two months after the Cuban Missile Crisis and served in the 84th Reserve in Wausau. He was also a member of the Medford National Guard for four years. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Minute Man Statue and a plaque for outstanding support of the Wisconsin National Guard. Tom volunteered in numerous capacities at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and School for many years. He enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.
Tom is survived by his sister, Betty Seidl of Medford; brother, Richard (Dorothy) Seidl of Milwaukee; and sister-in-law, Connie Seidl of Wausau. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Meyer and Dorothy Rodehaver; and five brothers, Joseph, Jerome, Arthur, James and Ralph Seidl.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Tom’s name to Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake serving the family.