Alberta E. Seiling, 91, formerly of Gilman, died Monday, September 16, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
She was born in Lovington Township, Illinois, on January 30, 1922. She was the oldest daughter of Clarence and Violet Dixon.
During World War II, Alberta worked in munitions plants in California; Joliet, Illinois; and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She did not work outside the home/farm following her marriage to Roy A. Seiling on February 18, 1946.
She was active in Gilman area civic groups including the school’s PTA, the hospital auxiliary, and the women’s club. She was an avid sports fan and golfer. At the time of her death, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gilman and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 499 in Gilman.
Alberta is survived by her two children, Bill Seiling (Sarah) of Germanton, NC and June Ellen Hickey of Carbondale and by her sister, Mary Parker of Goodland, IN. She enjoyed six grandchildren, Tod Seiling (Sarah) of Wentzville, MO; Steve Seiling of Springfield, MO; Courtney Seiling-Smith of Atlanta, GA; Stacey Wisdom (Josh) of Rogers, AR; Joe Hickey (Bonnie) of Carbondale; and Teal Hickey of St. Louis, MO. She was continually entertained by her great-granddaughters, McKenna and Peytyn Hickey of Carbondale.
Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, June Cornwell.
Per Mrs. Seiling’s wishes, no visitation will be held. A graveside service at the Wenger Cemetery in Gilman, IL will be held at a date to be determined.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 499 in Gilman.