Clifford “Jay” Seiter

June 29, 1939 ‒ January 15, 2008

Marion, Ohio

Clifford “Jay” Seiter, age 68, of Marion, went to be with his Lord into eternal life on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2008, at Marion General Hospital following a four year battle with cancer.

On June 29, 1939, Clifford was born at the family farm on Somerlot Hoffman Road in Marion, the son of the late Clifford C. and Rhea A. (Woodruff) Seiter. Jay graduated from the Pleasant High School in the Class of 1957.

Shortly following high school, while bowling with a friend, Jay met Carol S. Trumbo, whom he married on January 8, 1961, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Recently they shared their 47th wedding anniversary together.

In 1962, Jay started working at the Whirlpool Corporation, where he remained for thirty nine years until he retired in 2001 in the sub assembly department. Also, Jay drove a school bus for pleasant schools for many years.

A lifelong resident of Somerlot Hoffman Road, Jay learned to farm at a young age with his father. A farmer at heart, he continued this passion throughout his life, as he continued to farm while working at Whirlpool and still enjoyed tinkering on the family farm in his retirement years.

Jay was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, and formerly a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

A yearly tradition, Jay and his son would travel to Canada to fish for Northern Pike. Jay started this tradition when his son was only ten years old.

For many years, Jay was a member of the Fox Hunting Club, which consisted of a group of twelve friends who would hunt for fox. He and his son also hunted for squirrel, rabbit, and pheasant throughout the county.

Always smiling, Jay had a fun, playful spirit that he shared with his family and friends. With the Seiter family, he loved playing all card games and he was known kiddingly to “play for blood.” And with his beloved grandchildren, he loved all types of games from volleyball to croquet.

Very dependable, Jay was the neighborhood watchman, always keeping an eye out for his mom and their neighbors daily.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol; his son and daughter-in-law, Jay C. (Jill) Seiter of Marysville; two lovely granddaughters: Julie Marie and Jessica Renae Seiter of Marysville; two sisters: Shirley (Andrew) Kulick of Delaware, and Monta Jean (Dale) Beery of Tyrone, PA; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins

His family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center Street, Marion. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. J. Weston Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.

Pallbearers serving will be Sharrel “Bus” Leffler, Gary Seiter, John Anspaugh, Richard Worden, Ed Newell, and Scott Hale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church, Good Samaritan Fund, 241 S. Prospect St., Marion, Ohio 43302, American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 163549, Columbus, Ohio 43216.

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