Obituary of Marvin Timothy Seidel
Marvin Timothy Seidel, of Slidell, Louisiana, was born on February 4, 1949, in Niagara Falls, New York, to the late Howard and Marjorie Seidel. He built a life and incredible legacy with Karen Lantry Seidel since they were united in marriage over forty-five years ago.
As a young man, Marvin entered the United States Army – serving with honor and great personal sacrifice during the Vietnam War. After the war ended, Marvin began working as a pipefitter and welder in the oil field, which allowed him to travel to several countries throughout the world. He was known for the pride he took in his work and commitment to safety for himself and everyone on the rig. Marvin could be heard trying to convince friends, children, and even his grandchildren that they should all become welders!
Marvin was a devoted and fun-loving man. He was a faithful and devout Catholic, serving joyfully and frequently as a volunteer with St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Slidell, Louisiana. Marvin was a devoted friend and could be found at any number of neighbors’ homes helping with yard work, caretaking, storm cleanup, or pressure-washing anything they would let him.
Marvin was devoted to his family. He is forever proud of his wife, Karen, and how hard she worked both inside their home while he was away with work and throughout her own career. He lit up when sharing about his grown children and the lives they built for themselves through love, hard work, and education. Helping (and bossing around) his grown children with their own house projects filled him with a sense of pride and joy. He loved laughing, listening to music, playing ball with his German Shepard, and watching cartoons with his grandchildren (and alone). He found great importance in teaching them the “classics” in life – the original Looney Toons, Pink Floyd, Cheech & Chong movies, and The Game Show network. He didn’t shy away from goofy hat photos or being silly in trying out their new hover-boards or anything else that they loved.
Marvin is survived by his seven children and their spouses, Stephanie Gehm, Jennifer Whited (Rob), Jacob Seidel (Kimberly), Bernadette Seidel, Michael Seidel (Teri), Timothy Seidel (Melanie Schiller), and Joshua Seidel. He was the adored “Paw Paw” to 12 grandchildren: Olivia Gehm (Tom), Bradley Seidel, Hayley Seidel, Sarah Gehm, Emily Robbins, Ryleigh Seidel, Blake Seidel, Isabella Marshall, Cash Seidel, Duke Seidel, Brynlee Seidel, and Liam Seidel.
Despite a hard-fought battle against illness and injury, Marvin passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 3, 2022, under the loving care of The Hospice House of Slidell. While we are saddened with our grief, we know that Marvin has found great joy in meeting his Lord in Heaven. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
Services honoring Marvin will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited back to The Seidel Home following services. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask you to consider donating to The Hospice House Slidell, which provided loving and peaceful care to Marvin and his family. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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