Dean Keith Seizert

June 29, 1925March 24, 2018

Dean Keith Seizert, family man, executive and leader passed away March 24, 2018 after 92 years of serving, teaching and mentoring others. He is remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father of 4, grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 12.

Dean was born June 29, 1925 in Blissfield, Michigan and spent most of his early years in Petersburg, Michigan. Upon graduation from high school he served in the U S Navy. Following WW II, he graduated from the University of Toledo, College of Engineering, and later received his Master of Business Administration. Dean spent his entire career with Columbia Gas of Ohio, first in Toledo and from 1968 until his retirement in 1985 as an executive in Columbus, Ohio. After retirement, he and his wife, Helen lived in the Toledo area and Fort Myers, Florida at the Seven Lakes Golf and Tennis Community. Dean was active in many professional and service organizations and served most as their President, including the Engineering Society of Toledo, American Society of Metals, University of Toledo Alumni Association and the Kiwanis Club of Toledo. He enjoyed golf, fishing, travel, carving and teaching lapidary. Dean Seizert was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Helen on December 21, 2015. He is survived by his children and their spouses; Gerald (Candace), Ronald (Beth), Chad (Barbara) Seizert, Donna (Keith) Henson, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and interment with Helen will be held at a future date. Memorial donations in Dean’s honor may be made to The University of Toledo Foundation – College of Engineering.

Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420, has had the privilege of assisting the Seizert family with funeral arrangements.


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Sharyn Whyte Cameron

March 27, 2018

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dean (Dad) Seizert. He was my very special American Dad. Dean and Helen and family opened up their home to me in 1975-6 when I was an AFS exchange student from Australia. Dad had a nickname for me - 'roo - and he always had a cheeky grin when he called me that. He was a wise, patient and kind man and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to Gerry, Chad, Ron, Donna and their families.

Karen Jenkins

March 27, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Dean due to my position in the Recreation Department at Seven Lakes, Fort Myers. I just wanted to take this time to tell his family how very sorry I am for their loss of Dean (and prior of Helen). We all have fond memories of him and Helen. Dean always took the time to talk for a bit when he came to pick up the lapidary key for the room in which he taught his class or when he and Helen would pick a table for a dance or a social. It was a sad time when they moved up north, but certainly understood.
Sending healing white light to surround and comfort you during this difficult time.