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Arnold Seldal Jr., age 86, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 29, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born on May 24, 1925 in Madison and was the son of Arne and Frieda (Zingg) Seldal. Arne served in the U. S. Marine Corp during WWII in the South Pacific and during the Korean Conflict. He married Lillian Nelsen on January 30, 1947 in Madison. Arne worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Madison for many years. Together he and wife Lillian enjoyed spending winters in Texas for 17 years during retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian of 65 years; 2 daughters, Linda Thompson of Merrimac, Vivian (Ronald) Maurer of Columbus, 6 grandchildren, Brenda (Bert) West, Julie (Chris Larrabee) Thompson, Shane Maurer, Scott (Jennifer Mabie) Thompson, Angie Maurer, Beth (Brian Long) Thompson; 5 great-grandchildren, Justin, Megan, Hailey, Collin and Garret; 2 sisters, Erma (Russ) Olson of DeForest, JoAnn Twist of Waterford, and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Russ and Ollie; 2 sisters, Ruth Wurglar and Marion Nelson; and a son-in-law Gary Thompson.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012 St. John's Lutheran Church, 505 E. Lafollette Street in Pardeeville. Pastor William Runke will preside. Burial will be held at Blooming Grove Cemetery in Madison. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Thursday.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com