Kenneth Seltz, 88, of Minden City, passed away Sunday, August 23rd at Autumnwood of Deckerville.
Kenneth was born July 24th, 1932 to Frederick and Minnie (Stutzky) Seltz in Palms, MI.
Kenneth attended the local Snay & Minden schools. Upon the age of 18, Ken enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country in Butzbach, Germany. Upon honorable discharge, he worked in Detroit laying concrete foundations for residential housing and with hard earned savings returned to Palms and purchased a farm. In October of 1966 Ken lost his right hand in a farming accident. Despite this setback and with sheer determination, he did not let this be a limitation and could outwork most men with two good hands. He worked hard as a farmer for 60 years before retiring, forty of those years were spent working for Ed and Audrey Kerbyson. Ken will always be praised for his work ethic and dedication to their farm. In return, Ken was most grateful for the warmth and compassion he received from Ed, Audrey and their children. When not on a tractor, Ken enjoyed hunting and socializing with his many friends at the local taverns.
Kenneth is survived by his children: Randy Seltz of Boca Raton, FL; Diane Seltz of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Timothy Seltz of Roseville, MI; one granddaughter, Sharleen Seltz; brothers, James (Carol) Seltz of St. Clair, MI, Gerald Seltz of Beaverton, MI; and sister, Doris Lapp of Frankenmuth.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Kenneth Jr. and Ronald; siblings, Bernice Ertman, Lillian Murawski, Howard Seltz, and Phyllis Seltz.
Memorials have been requested to Autumnwood of Deckerville or the Delaware Township Fire Department. Please send your donations directly to the organizations or Ken’s family.