Vigen Memorial Home Obituaries – Harold “Dean” Seltzer, 87, Montrose >


Harold “Dean” Seltzer, 87, of Montrose, IA, died Saturday April 23, 2022 at the Sunset Home in Quincy, IL.

He was born on June 23, 1934 in Versailles, Illinois, the son of Robert Jacob and Carrie (Hall) Seltzer. He graduated from Keokuk High School with the class of 1952.

Dean first married Audrey Mae Vice and from this union were born three children, Harold, Robert and Angela. She preceded him in death. He later married Sharon Kay Fox and to this union was added a child, Rhonda. Sharon also preceded him in death.

Dean was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk.

He was first employed by Frank Wentzel Plumbing and later owned and operated Keokuk Plumbing and Heating for many years. He had also been employed at Keokuk Water Works until his retirement.

Dean enjoyed fishing, working on puzzles, and welding. He was a talented metalworker and made metal hearts personalized with family names. He was also a skilled carpenter and enjoyed making birdhouses and feeders.

He is survived by his four children, Harold W. Seltzer (Tami) of Quincy, Robert G. Seltzer of Keokuk, Angela S. Seltzer-Welch of Keokuk and Rhonda Wharton (Benjamin) of Florida, eight grandchildren, KC Nye , Kari Ann Seltzer, Robert Seltzer, Eric Seltzer, Jenny Skinner, Amber Mann, Ethan Wharton and Marc Wharton, eighteen great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends.

Besides his wives, he was also predeceased by a grandson, Benjamin Wharton, a sister and her husband, Doris and Bud LeMaster, a son-in-law, William Welch, and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Seltzer.

A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, May 7, 2022 at First Christian Church in Keokuk with Pastor David Turner officiating.

Visitation will be before the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church with a family gathering with friends at that time.

Memorials can be made at Camp Eastman.

The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk is helping the family make arrangements.

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