Robert ‘Bob’ J. Seiler

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 3 at Chancy Lutheran Church in Clinton. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Camanche. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Chancy Lutheran Church. A Rose Croix will conclude the visitation at 6 p.m. Additional visitation will be Monday from 9:30 to the service time at the church. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family.

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Robert John Seiler was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Green Island, the son of Elmer and Marcella Eckelberg Seiler. He was a 1955 graduate of Clinton High School. He married Darlene Ragis on May 27, 1956, at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover.

Bob was employed at Hawkeye Chemical for 36 years, serving on the original start up crew until the plant closed. He also served as the youth minister at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Camanche.

Bob was a member of Chancy Lutheran Church in Camanche, Masonic Lodge No. 60, Clinton Scottish Rite Bodies, York Rite, was the Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of Iowa from 2001-2002 and the Grand Chaplain for the Grand Lodge of Iowa from 2004-2005. He also was a chaplain at Mercy Hospital.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Darlene, of Camanche; a son, Paul (Chris) Seiler of Camanche; three daughters, Jean (Ron) Bormann of Charlotte, Nancy (Jim) Kaczinski of Camanche, and Karen (Mike) Bouvia of Camanche; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, LeRoy (Roberta) Seiler of Naples, Florida; and two sisters-in-law, Barbara (Phil) Kuhl of Morton, Illinois, and Brenda (Harlan) Seeser of Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a special aunt, Dorothy Ragis.

Memorials can be made to Chancy Lutheran Church or the Masonic Clothe-A-Child.