Todd C. Seitz, age 60, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Wiesbaden City HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Born on October 14, 1954 in Kenosha, he was the son of Florian C. and Phyllis A. (Smith) Seitz. He attended local schools and was a 1972 graduate of Bradford High School. Todd was an above average participant in the Kenosha High School football and tennis programs and achieved high standards in golf. He also played on several local softball teams.
On November 28, 1973, Todd enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the U.S. Army Security Agency. He was honorably discharged on November 28, 1979. After his military service, Todd graduated from U.W.-Milwaukee in 1981.
On September 13, 1991 in Clearwater, FL, he was united in marriage to Karen Levitt.
In 1983, Todd began his working career with the U.S. Army in their Family, Moral, Welfare and Recreation Programs. Todd spent most of his years working at multiple military bases in Germany and other Europe countries as well as in the South Pacific. In February, 2014, Todd retired from civil service at Fort McCoy, WI.
Todd gave freely of his time to coach, teach and referee for many youth sports activities. Whenever he had to call a penalty, he was quick to explain to the offending person the reason why and how they could improve in the future. He loved to freely travel with his family. He visited just about every country in Europe and extensively traveled during the periods he was in the United States.
Todd loved to go to barn, garage and estate sales. He took great delight in making the broken-down items he purchased work again and he did it very well. If a family member or friend was in need of help on any projects, a simple call to Todd brought a prompt effective response.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his parents, Florian and Phyllis Seitz; his sons, Ross C. (Taryn) Seitz of Brookfield, WI and Chad Seitz of Germany; his daughters, Lauren (Joshua) Eikren of IL and Kelly Seitz of Denver, CO; his grandchildren, Avery and Clayton C. Seitz and Nora Eikren; his brother, Blake H. (Janis) Seitz of Hartford, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and aunt, Ann Menden.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., Kenosha, WI, 53144. Full Military honors will follow the service. Private inurnment will take place in All Saints Cemetery. A visitation for Todd will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to U.S.O., 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. , Suite 407, Milwaukee, WI 53202, American Red Cross, 2600 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53233 or Lions Club of Greater Kenosha, PO Box 654, Kenosha, WI 53141 would be appreciated.