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Peggy J. Seitz

d. July 5, 2015

  • Born in September 3, 1953
  • Departed on July 5, 2015
  • Visitation: 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman
  • Service: 10:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman
  • Cemetery: Fancy Creek Cemetery near Sherman


Peg Seitz, age 61, of Sherman, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at her residence.

Peggy is survived by her children, Tammie (Wayne) Reynolds, John E. Seitz, Jr., Laura Miller, Donald Seitz, and Sarah (Gerald) Seitz-Schneider; foster daughter, Kathy (Delmar) Lockenour; sister, Janie (Bob) Saner; brothers, Dan (Becky) DeLong and Terry DeLong; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Peter Seitz; and her parents.

Peg was born September 3, 1953 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Margaret Oschwald DeLong.

Peg is an associate member of the Lutheran Bible Translators. She is also a charter member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Sherman. Peg enjoyed working in Africa as a Missionary with Wycliffe Associates. She also owned and operated DeLong Disposal for several years.

Visitation will be held on Thursday July 9, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman. Funeral services will be held on Friday July 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the church.

Burial will be held at Fancy Creek Cemetery near Sherman, IL.

Rev. Schuermann and Rev. Stuenkel will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to Wycliffe Associates; P.O. Box 620143 Orlando, FL 32862.


  1. What a Master’s servant!! I always loved to go by Peg’s office and see her poster; m”My heart will always dance to the sound of African rums. Love you Peg!

  2. I got to know Peg thru her work with Wycliffe Associates and, has been well-noted by everyone here, found her to be not only an exemplary follower of her Savior but a perfectly delightful person whose heart was open to everyone, most especially those in her mission field in Cameroon. She had the gift of making everyone with whom she came in contact feel appreciated and even treasured. While she was called Home too soon in our economy, God’s timing is perfect and the afterglow of her earthly life will remain a bright light for so many of us here below. May you rest safe and secure in the comfort and care of the One you served so well, Peg.

  3. Peg loved Cameroon and the Cameroonians and the country of Cameroon has been blessed greatly due to that care, concern and compassion. The world has been a better place because of her. We shall miss her and her concerted efforts to bring God’s Word into the heart language of West Africa. May the legacy she left behind draw others to Jesus’ side. With prayers for comfort and strength and, yes, even joy during this time of sorrow. Psalm 23

  4. Dear Sarah
    I was so sad to hear your Mom’s battle finally ended. WOW! What a fight she fought to the finish! She was such a good leader when we went to Cameroon with you guys. Always had things under control. I’m so happy she got to live her dream for at least a few years of actually living in Cameroon and serving God there. Hope life is good for you in spite of this sadness and the present grief. With fond memories of you and love for you.

  5. Peg was a good friend and neighbor for many years to me and my children. She often came over when I was having problems with my health to either sit with me or run me to the ER when I could not get ahold of other family. It saddens me to hear of her passing, but God received another angel in heaven. Rest in peace Peg, you will be missed by many.

    To her family, my heart goes out to all of you.

  6. Peg will always have a special place in my heart, her dedication to the Lord was incredible and her love for sharing his word the power from which she most brightly shinned. Rest in peace my dear, I will miss you dearly.

    Matthew 11:28-30
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

  7. I received this in an email from Peg’s Cameroonian family and wanted to be sure all of her American family had a chance to know of her impact on the hearts and lives of so many.
    Dear Al!
    We are very sad when we hear from Carole that Peg is passed away. We
    prayed a lot Lord to heal Peg for us, but he decide to give him rest
    beside Him. Peg is very special for ATALTRAB, We will never forget
    everything Wycliffe Associate done for us through Peg.
    PEG, you go ahead us, we will follow you.
    ATALTRAB Board member and staff adress our sincere condolences to
    Wycliffe Associates Organization and to Peg Family.
    May Lord provid peace in every heart.
    You will find attached our last picture with Peg in ATALTRAB office
    last December 2014.

  8. Peg’s role as MK teacher was a blessing to the team in Guatemala. We have many special memories of her, John and Sarah. May God comfort the family during this time with his promise of eternal life through Christ Jesus.

    But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Cor 15:20

  9. From the first time I met Peg at the Wycliffe Associates, California office, I admired her joy and complete devotion to the tasks at hand. She had a calling to Cameroon and cancer certainly wasn’t going to stop her. She trusted the Lord and He honored her commitment. She leaves a wonderful legacy to those who worked with her both in the USA and Cameroon and certainly to her loving family. Well done, Peg.

  10. I met you a couple of years ago at Wycliffe…. What a lovely gal! You were a true servant of God!!!! I want to give my sympathy to your family! They must love you very much!

  11. Peg, I never met you in person. Through your efforts and work, I was able to visit and teach in Entebbe, Uganda, Yaounde, Cameroon, and an additional five month assignment in Central Asia. You helped change my life forever. I am a different person today because of you. Thanks so much- enjoy your eternal reward. Blessings, Rich Enns, Mount Vernon , Iowa

  12. Our deepest sympathies to Peg’s family. We got to know her on our trip to Cameroon. She was a great encourager and a bundle of energy. The legacy that she left behind is a wonderful testimony of her love of spreading God’s word here on earth.

  13. Peg was a remarkable woman – full of life and light. She will be missed very much. I pray for peace and comfort for all her family.

  14. Peg brought happiness and joy wherever she went. A loving model of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. We enjoyed working with her for several years at the Wycliffe Associate Campus and will carry her loving memory in our hearts. Our prayers are for her family and friends who will have to adjust to their loss of a dear person. It is comforting to know that she is with her Savior and we will see her again.

  15. Dear Peg’s family,

    Thank you for loving Peg and thank you for loving Africa and accepting that Peg serves with us. It was a real delight to know her, chat and work with her. I remember her joyful laughter, her beautiful smile, her courageous and bold steps when she believed something needed to be done, her frankness and free thinker nature. She was articulate in her statements, willing to listen, very eager to serve.
    She gave us her best, she offered herself; it is a privilege to celebrate her life. She will never be forgotten.

    May you know God’s perfect peace, strength and hope as you face life without her physical presence. I am sure Peg would not want to see any of you sink in sorrow, despair or exhaustion. God’s tender and loving hands surround you. I pray the joy of the Lord be your strength.

  16. It is not the end but the start of a wonderful beginning.

    Matthew 25:21

    21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

  17. Our sympathy to the entire family in the loss of Peggy. She joins those heavenly angels and is working in God’s missionary fields of heaven now! May the love of God and the promise of Eternal life be yours now and forever until you meet her again.

  18. Peg was a very special lady. We were able to get to know her a little through our connection at Journey of Life in Orlando. We always enjoyed learning about her travels and sharing of the Gospel in Cameroon, and how she was so easily able to share her love for Christ with others. I know Christ told her “well done my good and faithful child.”

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