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Ronald Seibel

April 19, 1939 — May 4, 2020

Ronald Dean Seibel passed from this earth to his eternal home on May 4, 2020 in Wichita, KS at the age of 81. Ronald was born April 19, 1939 in McClusky, North Dakota, to Herbert and Bertha Seibel and was the middle of five children. From a young age, the church and following Christ was taught in his home. As a boy he prayed to receive Christ as his savior one night following family prayer time. Ronald graduated from McClusky High School where he fell in love with his high school sweet heart Katherine Dockter. The two were married on August 22, 1959 while attending Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was a graduate and also the Dean of Men for four years following graduation. He was also a graduate of MB Biblical Seminar in Fresno, CA. They would go on to 35 years of ministry in several Mennonite Brethren churches in the Midwest including Yale, SD, Henderson, NE, Freeman, SD and Mountain Lake, MN. He also served for several years as Central District Chair, MB Churches. In retirement Ronald, together with Katherine, remained active in a variety of roles at the First MB Church in Wichita, KS. Ronald claimed Philippians 1:20-21 as his life verse: “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Compelled by love, his life purpose was to help bring people into faith with Christ and into God’s family. Survivors include wife, Kathy, and two children, Karis (Marcus) Schroeder of Wichita, KS, Bryan (Lori) Seibel of Lincoln, NE. Grandchildren Taryn (Alex) Oakley of Wichita, KS, Scott (Pailyn) of Manhattan, KS, Trey (fiancé Anna Frazier) Seibel of Omaha, NE, and Thea Seibel of Lincoln, NE. Great grandchild, Elise Oakley, of Wichita, KS. He is also survived by brother Harlan (Marlene) Seibel of Lakewood, CO and sister Rowena Plett of Lincolnville, KS and brother-in-law Warren Priel of Hillsboro, KS. He was preceded in death by sisters Darlene Timnick and Rosann Priel, and brothers-in-law Victor Timnick and Jerry Plett, and nephew Joel Seibel.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am, Monday, July 27th, at  First MB Church, 8000 W 21st St N, Wichita, KS, 67205. (Lunch to follow) A Family Graveside Memorial will take place at 9am, prior to Celebration of Life, Buhler Cemetery, Buhler, KS. (current social distancing protocols will be followed at all gathering times) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Multiply (MB Missions) c/o First MB Church 8000 W. 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67205. Share condolences and view Tribute Video at Arrangements by Broadway Mortuary.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Multiply (MB Missions) c/o First MB Church
8000 W. 21st. Street, Wichita KS 67205

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