David (Dave) Siegfried Seidl,78, passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2023, at home. Dave was born Feb. 27, 1944, in Eau Claire, WI, to Chloe “Tillie” (Kent) and Siegfried Seidl and was raised in Eau Claire, WI. He was educated in the Eau Claire school system and was a graduate of Memorial High School, class of 1962. In 1964, he married his longtime sweetheart, Retamarie Copus eventually settling in Black River Falls, WI, to raise their family.

     Dave was a valued employee of Nelson Muffler, Midland Cooperative and the Jackson County School District over the years. In addition, he managed other local businesses, such as the Jackson County Carwash and Theater. He was well known in the community and very proud of his time as a Black River Falls School bus driver; he was looked upon as a mentor by the other drivers and was instrumental in the safety of the children of Jackson County for many years.

     Dave is survived by his longtime partner of 44 years, Betty Krpata; daughter Tracy (Arthur) Pett of Clear Lake, WI; son Eryn Seidl, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Betty’s children, Tom, Tim and Teresa Myher of Black River Falls WI; 14 grandchildren, Brandi, Jessica, Jayme, Kristina, Annabella, Zachary, Brandon, Tyler, Brooke, Jordy, Kayla, Kylie, Austin, Alexys; and three great-grandchildren, Mason, Tristyn and Aurelia. 

     Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Chloe and Siegfried Seidl, and sister Nancy.

     Graveside services are tentatively scheduled for early spring at the convenience of the family. 

     The family would like to thank the staff at Black River Memorial Hospital, hospice and EMS for their dedicated care. 

     Memorials may be sent to Betty Krpata, 404 Chestnut St, Black River Falls, WI 54615.

     The Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family.

     To leave words of comfort, encouragement or condolences please visit www.torgersonfh.com.

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