Eugene Edward Seele

May 1, 1937 - July 14, 2018

Eugene  Edward  Seele


Eugene Edward Seele, 81, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully on July 14, 2018 in Rockford , Illinois. He was born May 1, 1937 to Walter and Alma (Pohl) Seele. Eugene married the love of his life, Susan Brown on August 26, 1956 in Lindenwood, Illinois.

Eugene graduated from high school in Monroe Center, Illinois. He was an independent contractor in construction for many years. He was a member of Christ The Rock Church in Rockford. His interests were woodworking, dart ball and traveling.

Eugene is dearly loved and missed by his wife, Susan; son, Robert (Tracy) Seele and daughters, Lori (Tim Zumbro) Nemec and Jodi (Russ) Ryks; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Seele, Theodore (Megan) Seele, Susan (Zakkery) Roethlisberg, Anthony Thurnau, Rachel (Timothy) Butts, Jon Ryks, Emily (Jacob) Bartkowiak, Jennifer Ryks, Kenneth Seele and Shelby Seele; and six great- grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne Nelson and Roger Seele; son-in-law, Dean Nemec; and nephews, Stuart Seele and Terry Seele.

Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, at Christ The Rock Church, 8330 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the church. Pastor Jacob Heine will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ The Rock Church and Rock Valley College Starlight Theater. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

Service Schedule

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Visiation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the church.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, at Christ The Rock Church, 8330 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108.

Flora Cemetery

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Sue and Family, I feel so blessed to have you all as a Friends. We have been through thick and thin together. I know we will miss Gene very much as you all will. God’s Blessing to all of the Seele Family Velma

Velma 2018-07-18T22:37:21

I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a very sweet guy and will be missed. I’m sending prayers and hugs to everyone. I love you all!

Heather Ryks 2018-07-18T14:27:11

For Emily – I’m very sorry for your loss Emily. Keep
memories of your grandfather close to your heart. You will pass this love on I know it! May your grandpa’s love from heaven light your way in the future. May your family be blessed. Lisa (WLOX)

Lisa Kelly Thompson 2018-07-17T20:54:55

We are truly sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed & Keysha Bartkowiak 2018-07-17T20:42:48

It was a pleasure to know Gene. I played dartball against him for over 40 years. He was a joy to be around. He will be missed.
Alan Cook
From Immanuel Lutheran in Dekalb, IL

Seele Family 2018-07-17T18:19:19

Family of Gene Seele,
What a privilege I have had being able to know Gene and play dart all against him for 36 years. He will be deeply missed by every teammate and opponent. Gene had an awesome disposition and attitude at every game. Always fun to play against and a pleasure to talk with in between turns at the plate. May you all be comforted in knowing that Gene “made it” (he is now with our Lord and Savior). I will miss Gene, but look forward to seeing him again in the future.
Pete Springmire from Immanuel Lutheran in DeKalb, il

Pete Springmire 2018-07-17T16:42:27

Sue and family, I am sorry to hear about Gene. He was like a second father to me and I will remember him with love and respect, for he truly deserves it. May you find comfort in knowing that his work on this earth is done and that he is at rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My prayers will be with you all while you sort through the pain of his loss and remembering the life you shared with him. God bless you all. Brenda (Knox) Douglas

Brenda Douglas 2018-07-17T15:48:28

Seele Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Gene. May God be with you during this most difficult time.

The Daniels' family 2018-07-17T14:10:39

Seele family I am sorry for your loss.

Jacob Heiser 2018-07-17T13:31:37

Sue and family, So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. When I am back there and go by your place I think of you both. Blessing to all. Bev

Bev Petersen 2018-07-17T10:21:03


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