Seipel, Earl E.  1925-2019

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Earl Edward Seipel, 94, Maryville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas.

Earl was born on June 24, 1925, in Maryville, to Albert and Genevieve "Jenny" (Sturm) Seipel.

He was a member of St. Gregory's Barbarigo Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the NFO.

Earl was a lifetime farmer and a custodian for Bank Midwest for over 20 years, and he enjoyed woodworking.

He married Agatha Caroline "Ace" Wiederholt, on May 1, 1947, at the Conception Abbey, Conception, Missouri.

She preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 1997.

He was also preceded by: his parents; two sisters, Clara Louise Wilmes and Gertrude Zech; brother, Raymond Seipel; son, Larry Joseph Seipel; son-in-law, Phil Townsend; and a granddaughter, Michele Seipel.

Survivors include: his children, Gene (Barbara) Seipel, of Paynesville, Minnesota, Barbara (Tom) Bein, of St. Joseph, JoAnn Townsend, of Maryville, Don (Linda) Seipel, of Maryville, and Bill (Cathy) Seipel, of Forney, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The Legacy he leaves shines brightly through his sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and through the way each may choose to carry the best part of Earl with us every day.

Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at St. Gregory's Barbarigo Catholic Church, under the care of Price Funeral Home.

Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Maryville.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at St. Gregory's Barbarigo Catholic Church, with the Rosary at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Gregory's Catholic School.

Online condolences can be made to the family at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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