Irvin L. Sellner, 86, of Earlville, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, January 3, 2019. Visitation: 2:30 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 2:00 p.m. Scripture Service, and additional visitation from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville. Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Earlville.
Irvin L Sellner was born September 28, 1932, in Earlville, Iowa, the son of Andrew Peter and Dorothy Gertrude (Kelchen) Sellner. On August 6, 1956, Irvin married Donna Amelia Goedken at Dyersville, Iowa. They made their home on a farm north of Earlville where they farmed side by side for over 36 years before moving into Earlville in 1992. Irvin was a life-long member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a faithful man, always carrying a rosary in his shirt pocket, and he was a simple man that loved the farming life, RFD-TV, bird watching, his cars, and most of all his family. He truly cherished each visit and call from his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends.
Irvin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna Sellner of Earlville; his five children, Cindy (Mark) Mensen and Deb (Ron) Mensen both of Earlville, Vicki (Terry) Meyer of Dyersville, Gary (Karelene) Sellner and Larry (LouAnn) Sellner both of Earlville; twelve grandchildren, Andy Mensen, Jamie (Mindy) Mensen, Lindsay (Zach) Bindert, Tim Mensen, Kristi (Justin) Penner, Ashley (Tanner) Warrington, Dr. Dan (Samantha) Meyer, Mike (Ashleylauren) Meyer, Alex (Jackie) Sellner, Brandon Sellner, Tyler (Caitlyn Gibbs) Sellner, and Kim Sellner, step-grandson, Greg Frederick; fourteen great-grandchildren, Owen, Ella and Eva Mensen, Isabelle and Bradley Bindert, Olivia Mensen, Brenna, Macklin, Canton and Heisman Penner, Mason and Leo Meyer, AnnaLynne and Wyatt Sellner. Irvin is also survived by siblings, Germaine Goedken, Delores Burkle, Carol (Merlin) Krapfl, and David (Carol) Sellner; and in-laws, Ann Sellner, Carlyn Sellner, Anthony and Esther Goedken, Lois Goedken, Andy and Maxine Goedken, Grace Feldman, and Eileen and Bill Wiskus.
Irvin was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Dorothy Sellner; brothers, Donald Sellner, James Sellner, and John Sellner; sister, Mildred (Ray) Geistkemper; and in-laws, Gilbert Goedken, Donald and Gladys Steger, Tom Feldman, and Leo Goedken.
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