OBITUARY

Pete Peter Seikel

Stephen Peter “Pete” Seikel passed away at home Thursday, November 28, 2019 after a five year Prostate Cancer Journey. Pete enjoyed the outdoors, anything water and the Lake House, which was his happy place. He wanted to help in the advancement of science and to help he donated his body to OU Medical Research. He retired from the United States Air Force with the E-3, AWACS. He also worked for the US Postal Service, the City of Harrah, and Planner for COEDD in Shawnee, Town Administrator for McLoud, City Manager of Perkins and the Executive Director of COEDD in Shawnee. Pete was involved with several organizations including being a Charter Member of the Kiwanis in McLoud, Certified Flood Plain Manager and member of both the McLoud and Perkins Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1980. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Seikel; brother, Joe Seikel and beloved friend, Scott Lee. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Wilma Seikel; mother, Colleen Seikel; sister-in-law, Rena Skelton and husband, Don; sister-in-law, Elleen Seikel; brother-in-law, William Perkins and wife, Betty; and beloved friends Mike and Marcia Pallutto; nieces, Cindy Porter and husband, Tubby, Brena Brown and husband Charles, Audra Egan, and husband Jason, and Erin Bennett and husband, Jeremiah; nephews: Johnny Skelton, Matt Seikel and wife, Jana and Robert Perkins and wife, Nichole; and several great nieces and nephews. The family thanks the wonderful doctors, nurses, lab techs and staff that cared for Pete during his five year battle with prostate cancer at: Urology Assoicates, Inc, OKC Integris Cancer Institute, OKC MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center, Houston, TX Urology Cancer Center, Omaha, NE SSM St. Anthony Cancer Treatment Center, OKC SSM St. Anthony Hospital and ICU, Shawnee OK Heartland Hospice, Shawnee, OK A celebration of life will be held 1pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.resthavenfh.com.

Services

14 December

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

Resthaven Funeral Home


Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

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Pete Peter Seikel

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Jodi Cox

December 5, 2019

With a lump in my throat Wilma, I want to let you and Pete’s entire family know how special of a mentor and example Pete was to me and so many others! He was not only my colleague but my friend! Often we had business discussions but equally had as many chats simply about the news, world, church & each other’s well-being! He genuinely cared about people! He will certainly be missed! He worked hard as a municipal leader and left his mark! May God grant you and yours true and everlasting peace and cherished memories to last a lifetime!!!

Marcia & Mike Pallutto

December 5, 2019

Words cannot express the sadness we feel from losing our dear friend. Pete and you are not only our friends but you are our family. So many memories to cherish in our hearts. God has a special angel in Heaven with him now. Love you both so much.

Kay Heinz

December 4, 2019

Pete Seikel – McLoud Town Administration/City Manager (1998 – 2006) and a friend to so many residents of McLoud, Harrah, Perkins, and COEDD members.

Wilma, You and Pete have been dear friends to Paul and I for many years, since 1999. I wanted to thank you and Pete for the contributions you both made to the communities that he served. During his tenure at McLoud, you both cleaned the McLoud Library, landscaping and weed eating; ran the reports and payroll; worked the chamber events, were members of the McLoud Kiwanis and so much more. He always kept a pair of boots under his desk when he had to jump into a water line hole to help with repairs, or help at the old sewer plant when a co-worker was out, there was never a job he wouldn’t do. He was the most ethical and dedicated town administrator/city manager I had the privilege to work with. He was my dear friend and will be missed. Paul and I are always here for you

Keith Bernarducci

December 4, 2019

Wilma – I just wanted to let you know that many years ago when I was in AWACS and sent to Iceland – I was just a Senior Airman and was newly qualified on the E-3 Sentry aircraft. I had a head full of stream and thought I was bulletproof with all my aircrew endeavors! I was wrong! I wasn’t even close! I was TDY when I first met Pete – we were on alert to fly missions against the Soviet Union in the height of the Cold War. It was Pete who put me in my place – by demonstrating day-in and day-out what a dedicated Airman should do when faced with a potential enemy. He did this by his actions and not many words. He led by example and completed every mission he was assigned. I later became a Radio Operator Instructor and eventually an Evaluator and Senior NCO. I always kept the lessons from Pete close and continued to demonstrate to my airman what Peter showed me. I did study various military leaders during my career – but it was the very defined and unrelenting leadership that Pete lived and breathed that stayed with me throughout my military career. I taught my airman the lesson I learned from Pete over and over again by demonstration and mission accomplishment. I now live near Hurlburt Fields in Florida and one of our daughters is serving in the USAF as a Technical Sergeant – I’ve passed on my learned leadership skills to her. So, I want you to know that in many ways – through many military avenues Pete Seikel’s impact on our military lives on today! God Bless you and the rest of the Seikel family! – Keith Bernarducci, MSgt, USAF Retired

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