Louis Roy Seybold
May 12, 1921 – December 11, 2023
Louis Roy Seybold was born on May 12, 1921, in Omaha, Nebraska to Edna Marie and Louis Jacob Seybold, and was younger brother to Irene Seybold Arthur. He was father and stepfather to six children, grandfather to six more, and great grandfather to thirteen. Louis was a life-long Nebraska resident and loving Nebraska Cornhusker fan. He graduated from Omaha Central High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Business. Upon graduation, Louis received a telegram from the United States Army to serve in World War II. After a short training stint at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, he boarded a troop transport ship that carried him first to Liverpool, England in 1943, and he then went on to Utah Beach in 1944. Louis’ math skills landed him in the Field Artillery unit of the 754th Battalion as a Forward Observer. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was highly decorated, rose to the rank of Captain and was a Bronze Star recipient. Louis continued on in service after the Armistice to help stabilize Europe and bring peace to a ravaged continent.
When he returned home in 1946, Louis immediately earned his real estate license and began his 39-year career with the Maenner company. Starting in sales, he rose quickly and ultimately became Executive Vice President. Louis served as the liaison between the Maenner Company and Mutual of Omaha during the real estate development of Regency, and oversaw every phase of this project from single family lots, to townhomes, to the development and occupancy of the Regency Fashion Court. In the late 70’s Louis met Helen Swift and they were married in St. Andrew’s, Scotland in 1981. During their nearly 40 years of marriage, they traveled to over twenty countries, exploring new cultures, collecting antiques, and holding hands. Louis lost Helen in 2019, but she was always in his dreams.
Louis is survived by Carolyn Seybold Roth, Louis Jeffrey Seybold (Claire), Elaine Prudden Rodriguez (Joe) — all of Omaha, Nebraska; Karen Swift (Craig Klein) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Pamela Prudden Clark (Hal) of Hobe Sound, Florida. Louis was preceded in death by wives Margaret Kane, Shirley Smails, and Helen Swift, and stepson Peter Prudden and son-in-law Bart Roth.
Private Family Service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Croix Hospice of Omaha.