Mark A. Seidling, 53 of Eau Claire passed away surrounded by family on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire.
Mark was born to Norman and Gretchen (Eben) Seidling on February 9, 1966 in Eau Claire. He spent his childhood years as part of the Drum
and Bugle Corps. He graduated from North High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Following the military, he
met the love of his life and raised a family. Mark worked in construction for many years. In 2001, he got a job with the City of Eau Claire and
worked with them for 18 years. Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed motorcycles and doing yard work. Most of all,
he loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.
Mark is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Deborah; three daughters: Melissa (Phillip) Woodford, Nicole Steinke, and Rachel Seidling; grandchildren: Jayden, Collin, Kyleigh, Karson, and Mayahna; mother Gretchen Seidling; siblings: Randy (Jeri) Seidling, Pat (Tammi) Seidling, Jim Seidling, and Lisa Devine; and siblings-in-law: Bill (Annette) Jochum, Bob Jochum, Mary Rader, Mike Jochum, Tom (Cathy) Jochum, Tim (Mollie) Jochum, Terri (Al) Davis, Sandy (Rob) Reinhold, and Cyndi Zurek. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his father Norman, parents-in-law Alton and Delores Jochum, brother-in-law Rodney Rader and sister-in-law Kathy Jochum.
Funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service. Entombment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


  1. Deb do very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our love and prayers to you and your family. May God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time.

  2. Deb,Melissa,Nicole,Rachel and Family Iam so Sorry for your loss He was and still a great guy He will be missed If you guys need anything please don’t be afraid to ask Love You All

  3. I. Am overwhelmed with sorrow for Debbie and the whole family. God only knows why. I was told from a few people that I should never ask, so I did my best trying not to. It just is I suppose. But it is comforting to realize that Mark is now in. Heaven with all his ancestors and loved ones. He can come visit us at any time and he can be anywhere. I will keep him in my prayers and I am here if you need someone to listen. God bless you…

  4. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of your family. Remember the best times and cherish the memories you have made. He will always be with you in spirit. With lots of love.

  5. Deb, Rach, Melissa and Nicole and all the grandkids- I am very sorry and I pray for all of you and love you. We are a call away, any day or time. It’s been a long time since I have seen Mark, but he made an impact on my life. I will miss him, and ask for grace and peace for all of you during this hard time. Please know you are in my thoughts and daily prayers.

    Love you.

    Love you all.

  6. To my dearest friend Deb…my heart is heavy and my eyes full of tears. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had some words of wisdom to why things like this happen but I have none. I love you

  7. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I am unable to attend the funeral, but know my thoughts are with you.
    Love, Cousin Judy

  8. Dear Debbie and family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved husband and father. To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die. I pray that the Lord will heal your hearts with the beautiful memories and love that you have for Mark. May the Lord bless you and give you His strength through these most difficult times. Much love to you all. You remain always in my prayers.

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