Richard C. Seyller, 86, of Hooppole, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Aspen Rehab and Health Care in Silvis. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Calvary Evangelical Congregational Church in Hooppole. The Rev. David Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Hooppole Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Hooppole American Legion Post. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at the Atkinson Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Ltd. Memorials may be left to the Calvary Evangelical Congregational Church or to Alzheimer's Disease Research.
He was born on June 15, 1926, in Hooppole, the son of Conrad and Mildred (Groves) Seyller. He was a graduate of Annawan High School. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He married Patricia Mullen on Aug. 21, 1954, in Hooppole. She died in 1995. He was a lifetime farmer in rural Hooppole and Prophetstown areas.
He was a member of Calvary Evangelical Congregational Church in Hooppole and was church treasurer for 35 years. He was a charter and lifetime member of the Hooppole American Legion Post where he played Taps for funerals and events for the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling and watching college basketball games.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Jean Seyller of Moline and David and Brenda Seyller of East Moline; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ann Seyller of Moline and Peggy and Alan Larson of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren, Tracy (Aaron) Klugger; Jessica, Christian and Trevor Seyller; and David and Rebecca Larson and one sister, Connie Riley of Avada, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother, Frank Seyller.