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Theodore Gregory Seid

December 20, 1928 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Ted Seid passed on to his next life quietly at his home, surrounded by his loving family on September 24, 2021.  He would have been 93 in December and had been in failing health for some time.

Ted was born to Andrew and Gertrude (Walters) Seid on December 20, 1928 in Rockland, Michigan.  He attended Rockland Schools, graduating with the Class of 1947.  He served with the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952 in both Japan and Korea.  He received the Army Occupation Medal, the Overseas Bar, the Korean Service Medal w/5 Bronze Stars, and the Bronze Star.

He was united in marriage with Juanita Brown on April 21, 1956.  Together, they raised their three children, Trudi, David, and Mary. Ted and Juanita have 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Over the years, Ted worked for Bacco Construction as a truck driver, in the woods with his uncle, Jack Seid, at Excel-O in Detroit, underground and in the smelter at the White Pine mine, as a mechanic at the Ontonagon County garage, and at the U.P. Power Company, retiring in 1991 after 19 years.  His preferred work life began after his retirement.  He was employed by his son, David, doing construction, driving heavy equipment, and doing snowplowing.

Ted was a member of the VFW, Post 5600 in Ontonagon.  He was the longest serving member of the American Legion, Post 92 in Rockland, with 68 years of continuous membership. 

Ted was a very shy man with an incredible sense of humor.  The loves of his life were his family, his church, and his garage.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Andrew; his brothers, Robert, Donald, James, Bernard, and Lawrence; and his son, David.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Juanita; daughters, Trudi (Jeff) Lemieux, Mary (Guy) Kitzman; daughter-in law, Karen (Bob) Juntunen; his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 30th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockland.  Visitation will be for an hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ted Seid's name to the charity of your choice. Pallbearers will be grandsons Zachary Seid, Kenneth Seid and Chad Kitzman; nephews Bruce Seid, Robert Seid and Ed Seid.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 30, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
347 Elm St.
Rockland, MI 49960

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
September 30, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
347 Elm St.
Rockland, MI 49960

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