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Fred H. Seckel Sr., 76

Orrville — Fred H. Seckel Sr., age 76, of Orrville, died Sunday, May 14, 2023, at his residence in Orrville, following a period of declining health.
Fred was born on February 13, 1947, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late Paul and Freda (Studer) Seckel, graduated from Orrville High School in 1965, and served as a Specialist in the United States Army during Vietnam War. He was apart of the 1st Air Cavalry Division where he was a door gunner and crew chief.
He worked in packaging for ECS Tuning in Wadsworth.
Fred was a member of Canaan Free Will Baptist Church.
He was a collector, enjoyed cars, boats, ice skating, ping pong, football, music especially from the Beach Boys and Elvis, loved spending time with all his coffee buddies at McDonalds, and watching and spending time with his and Sandra’s grandkids, .
Surviving are son, Fred Seckel, Jr. of Orrville; three step-sons, Tim McCartney, Brad McCartney, and Henry Thomas; two step-daughters, Karen Diehl, and Krissy Calhoun; two grandchildren, Payton Marshall, and Mavrerick Seckel; brother, David (Valerie) Seckel; and girlfriend, Sandra Hopton.
He was preceded in death by brother, Benjamin Seckel.
Friends may call on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, at Auble Funeral Home, with Pastor Aaron Bailey officiating. Burial will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, where military rites will be observed.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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