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Richard Henry Seefeldt


B: November 30, 1930
D: October 12, 2019

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
©Abernathy Aaron Funeral Home

Richard Henry Seefeldt at the age of 89 years passed peacefully about 10:30 p.m. on 12 October 2019 at the Lionwood Senior Living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was mentally alert up until the day he died when he became unresponsive and his lungs and heart shut down with his Bea(niece) and Roy Woodward present at his passing.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Gustav Barnhard Seefeldt and Anna Sophia Kaiser Seefeldt; his beloved wife, Ruth Jane Jones Seefeldt, and four sisters; Laura Viola Seefeldt Wolff Sample Cline, Hattie Louise Seefeldt, Lydia Josephine Seefeldt Wolf Gulick, and Anna Augusta Seefeldt Carroll.

Richard is survived by his sister, Almeda Charlene Seefeldt Kramer Hall Smith (Jake) of Enid, Oklahoma; son Ronald Dale Seefeldt (Jane) of Lindrith, New Mexico; two grandchildren Rhona Renne Seefeldt (Earp/Barnes) and Jesse Joe Seefeldt; and seven great grandchildren, Tyler Bradley Earp, Mylissa Rene Seefeldt, Crystal Ann Barnes, Cody Anderson Barnes, Ronald Lee Barnes, Jesse Ryan Seefeldt and Laura Ann Seefeldt.

Richard was born on 30 November 1930 in Marshall, Oklahoma. Richard was the only son and youngest child of Gustav Barnhard Seefeldt and Anna Sophia Kaiser Seefeldt, who had six children, and Richard enjoyed growing up in the Marshall farm community. Richard attended 12 years at Marshall Schools, and in high school was in FFA where he won ribbons for his work. In carpentry class, he built a bookcase and was encouraged and followed carpentry as his profession along with farming, fishing, and gardening.

Richard Henry Seefeldt met Ruth Jane Jones in the Spring of 1949 and married on Christmas Eve 1949 and moved to Mammoth Springs, Arkansas where Richard worked on bridge construction for a few months.

During the Korean War, Richard was drafted into the U.S. Army spent 2 years and 6 months at Camp Polk, Louisiana and 4 months at Ft. Riley, Kansas.

In 1950 they farmed the Semrad farm west of Marshall with Richard working to help build the Enid grain elevators. In 1954 they returned to Marshall, and in June 1955 Ronald Dale was born, and in July they bought a farm northeast of Crescent where they were to spend the next 31 years. They milked cows, raised sheep, bottle fed calves and feeder cattle, and harvested wheat. Ruth and Richard enjoyed fishing for channel cat in nearby ponds and Skeleton Creek.

Richard’s life traits are that he was guided by traditional family values, had a strong work-ethic, loved unconditionally, and was a loving husband, caring father, grandfather, and friend. Ruth and Richard shared 67 wonderful years together.

Please check the Abernathy Aaron Funeral Home Website at Abernathy Aaron Funeral Homefor viewing and visitation time. A Grave Side Service will be held Friday, 18 October 2019 at the South Marshall IOOF Cemetery ½ mile west of HW 74 on HW 51 south of Marshall, Oklahoma.

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