Floyd Seidl, 85, lost his battle with Lewy Bodies Disease on June 11, 2008.
Born Feb. 13, 1923, in rural Chanute, he was the fifth of six children born to Frank and Kate Seidl. He left the farm and moved to Wichita in 1943 and after working a variety of jobs, found his niche at Don Schmid Dodge.
He married Imogene Crow in 1946 and they had two children, daughter Shelley of Wichita, and son Randall of San Antonio. Imogene’s life was cut short by cancer in 1986. Floyd married Frances Friederich Rogers in 1989 and significantly grew his family with the addition of her eight children and their families.
Floyd retired from Don Schmid Dodge in 1989 and went into the car business for himself. He continued to work until he lost his vision through macular degeneration.
Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Frances; his daughter Shelley; grandsons J.B. and Joe McNerney; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Laurinda Seidl; and granddaughters Jordan and MacKenzie Seidl.
He leaves two sisters-in-law, Helen Seidl of Wichita, and Mary Seidl of Chanute. He also leaves Frances’ family, Mike, Dan, Mary Jo, Raymond, Beth, John, Thad, Russell and their respective spouses and children.
Floyd will be remembered for his sixth sense about cars, his cross hand golf swing and his signature white hair — sure to make the angels swoon.
Floyd’s life will be celebrated at a rosary Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. with visitation from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 N. Socora, Wichita. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Resthaven Garden of Memory, Wichita.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67211.
Arrangements by Kansas City Funeral Directors, Inc., 4880 Shawnee Dr., Kansas City, KS 66106.