Erna Seidler-Wood

Feb. 28, 1924-Aug. 30, 2018

Erna Seidler-Wood, 94,

formerly of Minot and

Underwood died on Au-

gust 30, 2018 in a

Phoenix, AZ hospice


Erna was born February

28, 1924 in Garrison, the

daughter of Christ and

Amelia Abel. She was

raised and educated in the

Emmett area. Erna mar-

ried Herbert Seidler on

June 16, 1940 near

Coleharbor where they

made their home on a

family farm. They moved

to the Underwood area in

1948 and continued farm-

ing until their retirement.

From 1981 through 1990

they spent the winter

months in Mesa, Arizona.

They moved from Under-

wood to Minot in 1992

where Herbert passed

away on May 7, 1998.

Erna married Thomas

Wood on April 27, 2002 at

First Assembly of God

Church, Minot. They

made their home in Minot

where she and Tom en-

joyed spending time with

their families. Tom died

August 6, 2010. Erna

moved to The View in

Minot in September of

2010 and continued to

make her home there un-

til she moved to Phoenix,

AZ in September of 2014.

Throughout her life-

time, Erna was active in

her church as a Sunday

School Superintendent

and teacher, and as a

member of the Women’s

Mission Group. She was a

former member of the

Underwood Assembly of

God and currently a

member of the First As-

sembly of God, Minot.

She loved gardening and

raised beautiful flowers.

She enjoyed spending

time with family and

friends which almost al-

ways included a home

cooked meal and dessert

for anyone that visited.

Erna is survived by: her

daughter, Sharlene (Nel-

son) Tomlinson, Phoenix,

AZ; son Marlyn (Kristie)

Seidler of Underwood;

grandchildren, Kristee

(Mark) Preudhomme,

Phoenix, AZ; Suzanne

Jones, Fargo; Lori Opdahl,

Bottineau; Benjamin

(Heather) Seidler, Wash-

burn; Jessica (Joel) Watts,

Dixon, MO; Roger (Cassi-

dy Chapin) Rink, Watford

City; Cassie (Marshall)

Johnson, Underwood;

great-grandchildren, Zane

and Kate Preudhomme,

Riley, Carter and Cainan

Jones, Robert Opdahl,

Alex, Lacy and Kinsey

Seidler, Jaden Driscoll,

Journey, Jakob and John



Ava Giedd; stepchildren,

Allen (Wendy) Wood of

Grand Forks; Peggy (Gary)

Isaacs of Brooklyn Park,

MN; Andrea (Brad) Gra-

ham, Salt Lake City, UT

and Robyn (Bill) Fell of

Aurora, CO and several


Erna was preceded in

death by: her parents

Christ and Amelia Abel;

husbands Herbert Seidler

and Tom Wood; sisters,

Hertha Jungling, Freida

Meier, Ida Moll, Estella

Weishaar and Emma Moll

and brothers, Henry and

William Abel.

Celebration of the Life

of Erna Seidler-Wood

will be: Tuesday, Sep-

tember 11, 2018 at 1:00

pm at West Minot Church

of God.

Interment will be: in

Rosehill Memorial Park,


Visitation will be: Mon-

day, September 10, 2018,

from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

at Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at