Mark Seltmann

Died: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 09, 2017
Location: Weston-McEwen High School


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Mark R. Seltmann “Mayor” 58, a resident of Athena, Oregon passed away on August 24, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. He was born on August 20, 1959 in Portland, Oregon to John W. Seltmann and Mildred J Morrison. He was raised and attended school in Vancouver, Washington. He graduated in 1977 from Ft. Vancouver High School. He later moved to Athena, OR.

He married Kathryn J. Quaempts in August of 1987. They later divorced. He married Kimberly Melton on August 26, 2011.

He was a Sales and Lease Consultant for McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla. He was the former Mayor of Athena from January 1995 to January 2006.

On January 12, 2016 he received from Wildhorse Lodge #65 the Hiram Award for Dedicated Service. Throughout his lifetime, he had received many other awards and recognitions.

He was very active in the Athena Community. He loved to garden and loved his roses. He also didn’t mind yard work. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Athena Fire Department.

He was Vice President of Athena Caledonian Games. He was a member of Athena Main Street Association. He was Vice Chairman of Sunset Housing, a member of Milton Freewater Masonic Lodge, Al Kader Shriners. From 1999-2000 he was on the Board of Directors of Oregon Mayor’s Association. In August 2002 he received the Mayor Leadership Award for Small City. In 2001, 2002 and 2003 he was on the Board of Directors for League of Oregon Cities.

He is survived by his wife Kimberly Seltmann in Athena, Oregon; sons Nicholas Seltmann, Walla Walla Washington, Benjamin Seltmann, Walla Walla, Washington; daughters Holly Messee (spouse Jeff ), Spokane, Washington, Amanda Melton, Walla Walla, Washington, sister Debi Seltmann, Vancouver Washington, brother Wes Seltmann (spouse Rebecca), Olympia, Washington; 4 grandchildren and 2 Bassett Hounds; Abigail and Otto.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Joan Seltmann and son Christopher J Quaempts.

There will be a Celebration of Life with Masonic Lodge Wildhorse #65 on September 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Weston McEwen High School Gym in Athena, Or 97813.

Memorial contributions can be made to Athena Caledonian Games c/o Sue Friese, PO Box 161, Athena, Or 97813.

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Scott Morrison
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
So sorry and shocked to hear of Mark's passing. He was always a delightful presence at the Athena Caledonian Games. Additionally he belonged to Clan Morrison, something that always gave us a lot to discuss. We'll miss your banter and devotion to making the games a success.

Bruce Buchanan
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Condolences to Mark's family. It was my pleasure to know The Mayor. He will be missed by many.

Duncan and Mary Anderson
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Mark will truly be missed by all who met him. He was a gentle man with a wicked sense of humor. We always looked forward to seeing him at the Games and catching up with him on Facebook during the rest of the year. We are honored to have had him as a friend.

Dale and Mary Kay Hilding
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Mark was a real friend and we will miss him terribly. He always stopped several times during the Games to chat at each Clan booth and really tried to make everyone feel welcome. He was a bright light in our Games family. It is so hard to realize that he won't be there next year. Our condolences to his family and to the entire City of Athena.

Elvin and Waunita Taylor
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He will be missed in this area. Our prayers are with the family.

Terri Felix
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Sorry to hear about Mark... He was a very wonderful man that will be missed by everyone who know him...

Delbert & Kayla Durfee
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Having worked with Mark for several years on Caledonian weekend planning and preparations, we got to know Mark and his love of Athena, his Scottish heritage and his humor. We miss him much!

Gregory Rupeiks
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
I went to Willamette University with Mark and have stayed in contact ever since. We talked on Facebook and I will miss his postings and humor. Our condolences to Mark's Family.

Jill tate
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Kim.. I'm So sorry to hear about Mark.. our prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Gibson
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Prayers for his family.

Linda & Eric Pickard
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Thoughts & prayers to you Kim & your family...Mark was such a huge part of the community, he will be truly missed. He was so dedicated to everything & everyone he was involved with.....and there was no hiding his love for this community.

Deborah Hayward
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Kim and family. Mark was such an integral part of this little community and the Caledonian Games! Rest in Peace Mayor Seltmann, you will be missed by many.

Heather Lee
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
My husband and I got to know Mark this past winter when we purchased our Prius. He was kind, helpful with a great sense of humor and very knowledgeable--putting us totally at ease with the whole process. Our hearts are saddened to read of his passing-he was "way too young"! Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry Lehman
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
I had the privilidge of working with Mark when I was with the City of Pendleton. A great guy, lots of fun, and really loved his community. Very sorry to hear about his passing.

Deston Nokes
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
I just want to express my sympathy to his family and friends. We were good friends in college and I remember him being a warm, generous and very funny man. I hope you find some comfort in the good memories you shared with Mark.

Richard C. Bean
   Posted Sat September 02, 2017
Mark was a truly nice man, he will be missed sorely by many. Working with him on the Caledonian games was a pleasure, his hard work was endless and his humor made the work fun. Gone too soon! We will miss you!

Bud locati
   Posted Sun September 03, 2017
Dear Kim and family. I am still in shock over Mark's death can't believe this happened. He was a great friend we had a lot of good times.

Leta and Duane Mitchell
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
So shocked, and so sorry to hear of Marks death. Mark was suck a great guy!We will truly miss him.
With sympathy, Leta and Duane




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