Joel Eugene Seckel

January 09, 1934 ‒ April 11, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Joel Eugene Seckel, 85, of Galion passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Galion Pointe.

He was born January 9, 1934 in Galion and was the son of Wallace H. and Inez (Cochran) Seckel. Joel is survived by his wife of 65 years, Treva (Hurd) Seckel, whom he married on January 2, 1954.

He was a 1952 graduate of Galion High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Joel worked 26 years for the former North Electric Company in Galion and owned the former Red Wing Boot Shop in Galion. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion where he was past President of Church Council. Joel was a life member of both the B.P. O. Elks Galion Lodge 1191, AMVETS Polk Township Post 1979 of Galion and a member and former board member of the Galion Historical Society. He was an avid woodworker, liked to play poker and euchre and loved old cars and especially liked restoring them. Joel and wife Treva enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Kimber Seckel of Galion; son, San A. (Debra) Seckel of Perrysburg; grandchildren Lyndsay (Jody) Webb, MacKenzie Seckel and Jordan Seckel; great-grandchildren Sophie, Mia, Kaila, Jalen, Lilly, Lucie, Mason and Cooper; brother, Walter (Betty) Seckel of Galion and sisters, Geraldine Logan of Galion and Nancy Jamerson of Beaver Creek, Ohio; brother-in-law Ken (Bev) Hurd of Galion; special cousin, Jerry H. (Cindy) Reeder of Cookeville, Tennessee and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Seckel.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service by the Elks will be held Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 15 at Peace Lutheran Church, 129 West Walnut St. Galion, Ohio with Rev. Richard Genzman officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joel Seckel, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • My deepest sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and pray are with you.

  • Dear San and Deb…..I am so sorry for your loss…..keeping you all in my prayers……love you, Robin

  • We are so sorry. We have always loved Joel and each of you. Joel certainly fought a good fight, and kept the faith, and now we know he is rejoicing at being home with Jesus. He will be greatly miss. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with each of you.

  • Treva & Kim, our heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time but we rejoice in the memories we have of Joel over the years. You will miss him but his struggles are over and he will be in your hearts always. God give you His peace. We love you.

  • To The Seckel Family:
    Please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss.
    What fond memories I have of every time Mr. Seckel sold me a new pair of Red Wings!
    May God’s comfort and grace be a blessing to all.

    With Deepest Respect,
    Tom & Linda Cahill

  • OH I hate to hear this news!!! He was a special cousin and I loved seeing him and getting my hug!!! I am thinking of all of you !!! God bless and love to you.

  • I was sorry to hear about Joel. I pray for God to wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you during these difficult times. I am sure my parents met him when he arrived in heaven. God Bless

  • Dear Treva nd Family,
    Your los is great and difficult to bear, God will bring him peace, I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. My best to all of you.
    Marilyn E Ritzhaupt Andrade
    1952 Galion High School classmate,

  • To the Seckel Family,
    Old friends are never forgotten. We feel your loss, but God gained another Angel. We enjoyed the video for over the years and the gun in holster was one I remember very vividly. We are so grateful to know the Seckel family and we wish you God’s Peace,
    The Barnes, Chuck & Melody

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a good guy and will be sorely missed.
    You’re in our thoughts & prayers. Take care.
    Marilyn & Don Burkholder

  • To the Seckel Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Joel.
    When the McNew family was growing up, the Seckel family lived in the neighborhood and he was a wonderful neighbor.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Treva, Kim, and San,
    You have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    In Christian Love,

    Carolyn Eckert