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Marguerite Seybold


December 17, 2020

Marguerite Madeleine Seybold, 92, formerly of Republic, Kan., the daughter of Paul Petit and Helene (Lambs) Petit, was born June 16, 1928, in Algrange (Moselle), France and died Dec. 8, 2020, at the Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia.

Marguerite spent her childhood in Nilvange, France. She learn- ed how to speak French and German early and learned English in secondary school during the annexation of Moselle (1940-1944).

Marguerite met her future husband, Gotthilf Seybold, in Nilvange at the beginning of September, 1944 where he was serving with the US Army. She enrolled as an interpreter (she was then 17) at that time. She was the second youngest interpreter in the U.S. Army, serving in the 398 MP Battalion, Company D in Mourmeleon-le-Grand. She later transferred to Chalon-sur-Marne, where she continued to be an interpreter until the fall of 1946.

On Dec. 22, 1948, in France, she was united in marriage to Gotthilf E. “Sy” Seybold and to this union three children were born: Yvonne, Sonya and Calvin. The couple made their home in rural Republic. Sy died Dec. 17, 1974. On Aug. 10, 1978, she was united in marriage in Belleville, to John “Jack” Seybold. He died on Dec. 16, 1988.

Marguerite was a nurse’s aide and dietary aide at the Republic County Hospital for 25 years. She also worked nights at Republic County Hospital, Long Term Care.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Republic.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Helene Petit; and her husbands, Gotthilf E. “Sy” Seybold and John “Jack” Seybold.

She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne (Mike) Hoops of rural Byron, and Sonya (Jay) Sooter of Wichita; one son, Calvin (Charlotte) Seybold of rural Republic; six grandchildren, Sarah (Tony) Jackson of Omaha, Joshua (Melissa) Hoops of Lincoln, Kate (Gilbert) Bolivar of Winter Garden, Fla., Christian (Jessica) Seybold of Denver, Colo., Jillian Couture of Belleville, and fiancé, T. J. Livingston, and Paul Seybold of Wichita, and fiancé, Saren Hobelmann; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Madeleine Morel of Chattancourt, France; other relatives and friends.

A private family graveside service and interment was held Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, with Pastor Lori Kitzing, officiating.

Visitation for the public was from 1 until 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville.

Memorials are suggested to the Meadowlark Hospice.

Online condolences at

Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, was in charge of the arrangements.


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