Francis Joseph Sebold, age 88, of the Village of Dorchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care Unit in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate. Interment to follow at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford with a Rosary Service to be held at 7:00 p.m.
Francis was born on November 5, 1928 the son of Joseph and Laura (Baumer) Sebold. He was united in marriage to Dolores Dessl on September 4, 1951 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.
Francis was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the National Guard for nine years. He also owned and operated Sebold Chevrolet in Abbotsford after taking the business over from his dad, Joe, until passing it on to his son, Joe.
Francis is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores; eight children: Karen (Bruce) Meyer, Shirley (Randy) Tesmer, Paula (Lee) Blasel, Connie (Mike) Decker, Joe Sebold, Chuck (Gloria) Sebold, Sara (Doug) Blair and Fred Sebold; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister, Joyce Moberg and a sister-in-law, Elaine Sebold
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Laura Sebold; a daughter, Amy; a grandson, Perry; his brother, Bob Sebold and his brother-in-law, Don Moberg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be designated by the family at a later date.