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Peterson Brothers Funeral Home
Thursday September 8th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home
Thursday September 8th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Gary Herbert Seltenheim

Gary H. Seltenheim, age 76, of Willmar, passed away Monday morning, August 29, at CentraCare Rice Memorial Hospital.


A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.  www.petersonbrothers.com


Gary was born May 25, 1946, in Willmar, Minnesota, to Marti and Vi Seltenheim.  He was raised in the Willmar area on the family farm and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Gary lived in several places including REM in Redwood Falls and the family home of Brett and Annette Larsen. Gary also attended DAC’s in Redwood Falls and Atwater. Gary enjoyed activities and watching people. Gary enjoyed doing activities with and for others so they could build with tinker toys, Lincoln logs, doing crafts, helping with family activities and events, or just keep busy with playing cards.


Gary is survived by several cousins; nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.


Gary was preceded in death by parents and siblings.


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My Uncle Gary you have been a blessing to us, me, and our families. The connections and relationships we have been able to have because of you are beyond what words can describe. Your kindness, your love, your smile, your memories, and your simple ways of enjoying life will be in our hearts forever. I miss you already yet we will “see you later” in our heavenly home.

Jeanette (Lindquist) Peterson Sep 4 2022 10:04 AM

Seltenheims were neighbors of ours when we were all very young. I had lost track of them over the years. My sympathy to the family. Sharon (Appelgren) Calvin (husband is Ethan)

Sharon Calvin Sep 2 2022 5:28 PM

Gary’s parents were good friends of my parents, June and Gerald Fischer. When they got together, Gary and I would have fun together, just doing kid stuff. I always considered him my good friend as I was growing up, but lost track of him over the years. My sympathy to Gretchen or what remaining family there is. Rest In Peace, my friend. ❤️

Mike Fischer Sep 2 2022 8:59 AM