Cover photo for Maryellen Seltenreich's Obituary
Maryellen Seltenreich Profile Photo
1937 Maryellen 2023

Maryellen Seltenreich

August 22, 1937 — April 29, 2023

Maryellen Seltenreich passed away April 29th, 2023 after a long illness at the age of 85.  Maryellen was born in Belleville Illinois on August 22,1937 to Harold and Cornelia Winker.  She grew up on the family Winwig Dairy farm with her siblings Jane, Edna Louise, David, Beverly, and the late Gladys, Nell and Charles.

Maryellen graduated from Belleville High School and worked for the McKinley Auto Dealership and eventually met her husband, Leonard Seltenreich in Illinois.  Leonard was an Electrician’s Mate in the Navy, and after his service was completed, they eventually married in 1958.  Soon after their marriage, they moved to Albuquerque New Mexico to start their careers and family.  After the birth of their two sons David, the family moved to Colorado and finally established residence in Arvada Colorado, where Maryellen remained for 54 years until her passing.

Maryellen worked in the Jefferson County School system until her children reached high school.  She then took the position of Title Clerk at Prestige Imports, where she worked over 15 years until her eventual retirement.   Maryellen was a devoted hockey mom as well, helping her husband establish and grow the Arvada Hockey Association from the early 1970’s for 10 years.  She was instrumental helping organize the Christmas Tournament, hosting families from Sweden and Canada, and contributing to countless fundraisers and events throughout her time there.  Maryellen loved estate sales, collecting antiques, camping, the mountains, sightseeing and more than anything, the annual Winker Family Reunion which was the highlight of her year.   She was such a kind and compassionate woman.  She made an incredible mark on everybody she touched with kindness and faith.  She cherished the time watching her grandchildren grow, supporting school activities and attending endless athletic events of theirs.  She will be missed greatly and will always be remembered and cherished for these memories and her dedication and devotion to family and friends.

In addition to her siblings and children David, Daryl and wife Amy, Maryellen is survived by her loving grandchildren Ryan, Kristen, Tyler and Amanda, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.   Her devoted husband Leonard passed away in 2019.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maryellen Seltenreich, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree