Wednesday, June 1, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
Lola Park Lutheran Church
14750 Kinloch
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239

Visitation at 10 am


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Robin Strong

The family asks that in lieu of flowers to please make donations to help with the memorial costs.

Life Story / Obituary


James Joseph Seiler was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 30, 1931. He became inexorably linked with the Western Golf and Country Club for most of the rest of his life. He began as a caddy in 1944 at the age of 13. He later moved on to the grounds crew. That would be interrupted by his service to our country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. When he returned home, he continued to work with the grounds crew until he took over as Caddy Superintendent in 1959. He moved to the Locker Room in 1978 until his retirement in 2000.

Jim married the love of his life Rose Marie Thompson on December 5, 1953. She predeceased him. Their union was blessed with three children: Diane who also predeceased him, Steven and Robin Strong. He also had four grandchildren: Jason, Andrew, Jeremy and Amber and one great grandchild: Jasmine. He had three brothers: Chester, Robert, and Paul and one sister, Marylou who predeceased him. One brother, Richard survives him.

After retirement, Jim continued to enjoy golf as well as working with various Redford Township activities. He loved the country that he served as a veteran. This past Saturday morning the Lord called him to his eternal home in heaven. There will be a service of victory at Lola Park Lutheran Church, 14750 Kinloch right across the street from Western on Wednesday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will take place before the service from 10:00 to the time of the service. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord!

The family asks that in lieu of flowers to please make donations to Robin Strong to help with the memorial costs.