Thomas R. “Tom” Selzle III

Thomas R. “Tom” Selzle III

August 6, 1949 – January 9, 2023

Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Velma Selzle Jr.

Survived by wife, Mikki; children: Michaelene Young (Chris), Susan Braun (Mike), Thomas Selzle, Sam Selzle (Jill), Melena Butler (Robert); 19 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers: Larry (Shirley), Jeff (Pattie), Jim (Rose) Selzle; sister, Mary Sanderson (Dave); many nieces and nephew.

Visitation begins Friday, January 13th, 9AM with 9:30AM Rosary and Funeral Mass at 10AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Gretna 508 W. Angus Street.

Private Interment: Omaha National Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials are suggested to the Right to Life or to the church.


  • Sabra Mackey Posted January 11, 2023 9:19 pm

    My condolences and deepest sympathy to the whole Selzle family. Tom was a great man.

  • Bob and Jane Pattterson Posted January 12, 2023 8:20 am

    Jeff, Pattie and Family,

    We were sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Patti Trotter Posted January 12, 2023 11:00 am

    My sincere sympathies. I am thinking of you and your entire family.

  • John and Terry and Terry Eischeid Posted January 12, 2023 1:10 pm

    Terry and I are so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I was so grateful to have the chance to visit with Tom at the end of October of last year.. We will continue our prayers for your family..

  • Barb Nolan Posted January 12, 2023 2:18 pm

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy at Tom’s passing to his entire immediate family. Mary, Jim, Jeff and Larry-holding you all in my heart at the loss of your brother. May fond memories of Tom lighten your grief. Mary and Susie – especially thinking of you two at this time.

  • Maury Eischeid Posted January 12, 2023 2:27 pm

    I remember visiting with Tom at my 80th birthday party in Omaha four years ago. It sure was good to see everybody. It was a nice get-together. I will miss my eldest nephew.
    Love, Uncle Maury

  • Maura Eischeid McCulloch Posted January 12, 2023 3:44 pm

    My fondest memory of cousin Tommy happened one summer when I was visiting Omaha with my Dad, Norman Eischeid, and the rest of our family, as we did every summer since moving to Tucson. Tommy was the oldest cousin on my dad’s side and was married first. I also was the oldest of my siblings, so Tommy and Mikki invited me over to their house for dinner by myself. I was about 13 at the time, and sure did feel like a grown-up—especially since they served me blackberry tea that they had made from fruit in their yard! We all looked up to Tom, not just because he was the oldest, but because he was such a hard worker and great father.

  • Rosella Eischeid Posted January 12, 2023 4:59 pm

    I’m sitting in my living room in Tucson, reminiscing about Tommy with my son John. John reminded me that Tommy attributed his interest in electricity to my husband, Norman Eischeid. According to John, Norman had shown Tommy all manner of radios, televisions, tubes, and switches at the hardware store in Halbur, Iowa where Norman worked for his Dad, Lawrence Eischeid. We were all so proud of Tommy for continuing the family tradition. And he will always be TOMMY in my mind.
    Love, Aunt Rosie

  • Tom O’Connor Posted January 12, 2023 8:10 pm

    Tom was a handyman electrician, who lived a couple blocks from my house. One of his daughters used to babysit for us, and that’s how we got to know Tom and Mikki. I mentioned how I wanted to put in spotlights on my driveway, so kids could play basketball at night. Somehow, Tom said he could do that – and he would do it out of the goodness of his heart.I can’t imagine a more thankless job than crawling around the insulation in the attic and running electrical wires out to the driveway. Tom did an amazing job, and thanks to him, the neighborhood kids probably played more than a million hours of basketball under the lights. I will never forget Tom’s generous act. It shows what kind of person he was. My deepest condolences to Mikki and the family on the loss of this great man.

  • Allie (Harman) Davison Posted January 12, 2023 10:20 pm

    Melena and Family,
    I have so many great memories of softball trips and times at the Selzle house. Your family always welcomed me no matter what was going on, and so much of that stemmed from Tom and his calm and gentle personality. I am so grateful to have known him. Sending you all love and prayers as you lay to rest a great man.

  • Don Peggy Smith Posted January 13, 2023 7:05 am

    Mikki : it is and has been a pleasure to meet and know you and Tom . Don misses him . Thanks for being our neighbor ; we will see you again .

  • Cheryl (Eischeid) and David Strichek Posted January 13, 2023 2:58 pm

    Dave and I wish to send our deepest condolences to Mikki and all the kids, siblings, friends and family of Tommy. May God bless you all and keep Tommy in his embrace.

  • David Eischeid Posted January 15, 2023 4:53 pm

    When my family went to the Selzle’s house every summer, we always had a great time listening to music in the basement. Tom always indulged us younger kids. One song that stands out in my memory is “Them and Us” on THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album. It made their dachshund howl, and we kids couldn’t get enough of it! We must have driven Tom bonkers, but he was so sweet to us. It showed his character: a good cousin and a good man.
    Love, Cousin Dave

  • Mark Eischeid Posted January 16, 2023 5:50 pm

    My sincerest condolences to Tom’s family. My first memory of Tom and his family was when my family visited them in the early to mid-1980s and spent what felt like a good chunk of time with them. I remember he and Mikki were very warm and friendly. His kids are about the same age as my brother Keith and I, and it was a lot of fun to hang out with them. I’m was always amazed I had a cousin who had at least one child older than me; that’s the consequence of having grandparents with six kids and quite the age spread between grandkids. Thinking dearly of you all. Love, Mark

  • Keith Eischeid Posted January 16, 2023 8:56 pm

    My deepest condolences to Mikki and their entire family, including their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as cousin Tom’s siblings, nieces, and nephews. Love, Keith

  • Kathleen and Michael McNeeley Posted January 16, 2023 10:42 pm

    Mikki, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. May all your wonderful memories with Tom give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come. It is our prayer that God will keep you all close to him now and in the future. Sending lots of love your way, Kathleen, Michael and our family

  • Vicki Haas Posted January 17, 2023 6:19 pm

    My deepest condolences to
    your family. I remember Tom always having a smile on his face and being friendly when seeing him at family get togethers for my dad’s side. Sorry we were unable to make it to his services. Oremus Vicki Haas and family

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