Ray Seibel, 89, Ottawa, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Seibel 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, as well as to the service hour Monday Dengel and Son Mortuary, where family members plan to meet with friends 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kan.
Ray was born May 17, 1924, at Marion, Kan., the son of Pete and Lillie (Whitmeyer) Seibel.
He lived with his family and attended school in Marion until moving with them to the Centropolis area in 1941 and to Ottawa in 1953.
Ray was a farmer for many years, and worked as a welder for about 18 years and as a school custodian for the Ottawa school district for 20 years, retiring in January 1989.
He was a former member of the Centropolis Baptist Church and attended Calvary Baptist Church years ago.
Surviving family members include his niece, Melinda Bluff and husband, Earle, Taylors, S.C.; two nephews, Keith and Reggie Curtis, Ottawa; and great-nephew, Aaron Bluff, Taylors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Curtis; niece, Barbara Curtis; nephew, Gerald Curtis; and brother-in-law, Harold Curtis.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ray Seibel Memorial Fund through Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.
An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com