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Paul Seiler

Memorial services for Paul Wiltz Seiler of Grass Valley will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City.

Mr. Seiler died Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Grass Valley. He was 83.

He was born May 15, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to Nicholas and Catherine (Wiltz) Seiler. He graduated from high school and Officers School Merchant Marines and also received a college degree in architecture in 1960. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1955. He married Betty in 1945 in Richmond. He worked for Standard Oil Company for 30 years, and then Best Sanitizer in Penn Valley for three years. He was a Deacon at Sierra Presbyterian Church and a member of Interfaith Food Ministries. He enjoyed carpentry, helping people, and spending time with his family.



He is survived by his sister, Mary Catherine Scalley of Detroit, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Wendy Seiler of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Vickey and John Tollefson of Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren Feather and Mike Wood of Grass Valley, Becky and Aaron Raney of Penn Valley, Sarah Seiler of San Diego, Renee and Phil Cerulli of West Palm Beach, Fla., John “Jay” Tollefson Jr. and Jen Tollefson of Spokane, and Frank and Angie Tollefson of Spokane; great-grandchildren Heather Lee Cerulli of West Palm Beach, Sabrina and Sydney Tollefson of Spokane, and Brady Tollefson of Spokane. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Seiler in 1957; mother, Catherine Seiler in 1927; father, Nicholas Seiler in 1953; brothers, Stephen Seiler, Joseph Seiler in 1943, and Frank Seiler; sisters Margaret Seiler in 1926, and Elizabeth Seiler in 1972. Memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Presbyterian Deacons.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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