Saturday, November 14, 2015

Obit of Michael J. Seibold

CHAMPAIGN – Michael J. Seibold, 87, of Champaign passed away on Friday (Nov. 13, 2015) at home. He was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Bloomington, Ill., to Michael Martin and Daisy Fuller Seibold. He was married to Lois Twiehaus on March 29, 1952. She survives. Mike grew up and attended school in Chatsworth. After graduating high school, he joined his father in the construction business until entering the Army and serving during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, Mike began his career in the farm implement business, working for the Dillavou Case dealership in Urbana. He then transferred to the MasseyFerguson dealership and worked in all areas, beginning as a mechanic, then bookkeeper, then salesman and retiring as store manager after 28 years. Even after retiring, he went back to part-time sales at Shaff Implement as he had a great love for farming. He also helped his son-in-law and grandson in the fields and was doing what he loved just a few weeks prior to his death - driving a tractor in the field. In addition to farm equipment, he had a passion for cars and could be found most Sunday mornings touring the car lots looking for his next vehicle. He loved growing roses and being outside in his yard. For many years, he enjoyed bowling with his friends in leagues at Arrowhead, Western and Old Orchard, and at one time his team held the highest three-game series in the county. Survivors include his wife, Lois; his daughter, Sandy (Stan) Harper of Ogden; and his son, Mike (Jean) of Savoy. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Michael, Laura and Joseph; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, James Seibold, John Seibold, Claude Bailey and Harry Bailey. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, followed by a private family service. Memorials may be made to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank or Carle Hospice. Condolences may be made

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