Farm accident claims life of Sargent man

Dennis Andrew Seidel, 55, of Sargent, died Feb. 24, 2013, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, as the result of a tractor accident.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Sargent Public School in Sargent. Burial will be in the Somerford Cemetery near Sargent with Pastor Alan Petersen officiating. A memorial visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sargent Veteran’s Memorial.Dennis was born Aug. 15, 1957 in Ord, to Gilbert and Irene (Hulinsky) Seidel. He graduated from Burwell High School in 1975. After graduation he worked construction, farmed and ranched and was a bull fighter for rodeos. Dennis is survived by a son, Merlin Seidel of Sargent; his best friend, Kathy Wilson of Sargent, and her family Brandi Wilson and Jeff Walent of Sargent, Dustin and Holly Wilson and Hayley Wilson and Angel Castaneda all of Victorville, Calif., and his special grandchildren, Rayven, Rikki, Jenna and Shae; brothers sisters, Pat and Rod Valasek of Comstock, John and Cindy Seidel of Ainsworth, Gerald Seidel of Crawford, Dale and Teresa Seidel of Burwell, Frank and Marilyn Seidel of La Crosse, Kan., Robert and Vonnie Seidel of Ainsworth, and Margaret Seidel of Ord, and nieces and nephews.Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Phillip Seidel.