Robert Earl Seitz (Bob)
11/4/1918 - 6/29/2016
Robert Seitz was born in St. Louis, MO, the son of Eugene and Ruth
Bob developed a passion for the game of golf by caddying at a local
country club in St. Louis. He was also a devoted fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals and a member of the original "Knothole Gang."
Bob attended the University
from 1938-42 where he met Mary Lou. He left school his
senior year to serve in World
. Bob and Mary Lou were married in 1943 and lived near US Army
posts around the country until he was sent to Belgium. At the war's
end the couple settled in St. Louis and Bob secured employment in a
local brokerage firm.
After living and working in Peoria, Ill from 1951-59 Bob and his
family relocated to Iowa where he owned and operated General Bank
Supply in Nevada.
After retirement, Bob and Mary Lou moved to Hot Springs AR. They
returned to Iowa in 2001 to be closer to family. Bob continued golfing
past age 90. He also loved the game of bridge. At 95 he was still
driving to the Des Moines Bridge Center, eager to play competitive
bridge (arriving early and holding the door open for others). He
refused to use a cane because "it would just slow me down."
He will be remembered by his family as a kind and loving man. He
provided care for Mary Lou until her last days before she entered the
hospice house in West Des Moines.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law (Susan Seitz and Mike
Smith-West Des Moines), son and daughter-in-law (Jim and Jerilyn
Seitz-Raleigh, NC), grandson (Jason Burt-Anchorage, AK) and
granddaughter Wendy Nellis (Minneapolis, MN).
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou and brothers Eugene and
The family will hold a private service.