Richard Seider, 83, of Champaign, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Presence Covenant Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., December 31, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2602 W. Bloomington Rd., Champaign.
A visitation will be following the service from 2-4 p.m. at Baytowne Club House, 1000 Baytowne Dr., Champaign.
Richard was born December 14, 1933, in Broadlands, Ill., son of Norman and Hilda Zenke Seider. He married Jane Underwood on Nov. 28, 1954.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, and their daughters, Melisa Rodriguez, Omaha, Nev., and Michele Parramore, Paris, Ill., and their son, Martin Seider, Champaign; 2 grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include a brother, Roger Seider, Adamsville, Tenn., a sister,
Marcia Wilson, Longview, Ill., as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by his parents.
Richard was a long-time farmer and worked in his lawn-care business for more than 40 years.
He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 57 years.
Donations may be made to JW.org.
Condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
Dear Jane and family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss you are experiencing due to Richard's death. He loved his family and he warmly extended that affection to his spiritual family. I always enjoyed his big smile and the kind words or pat on the back he shared. So appreciated!
We, as did he, have every confidence in the truth that the sting of death is only temporary and that Jehovah will remember his faithful ones, such as Richard. (Romans 6:23, Job 14:13-15) As you grieve, may the love you receive comfort you and help you keep enduring, knowing that as you do, you encourage others, too.
Dear Seider Family,
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your loved one. Mr. Seider was a pleasure to be around and it was evident he loved his family. He will be missed by all.
Deborah Roland and Family