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Thursday, December 9, 2004

Robert "Dinger" Noel Selsam, 65, of Center Point died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at 3:50 p.m. in St. Vincent Hospital at Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 10, 1939, in Vermillion County, he was the son of William C. and Florence Vogel Selsam and the grandson of Dr. Etta B. Selsam of Terre Haute.

Memberships included Center Point United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 264 of Brazil, the Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, the Zorah Shrine Temple and the Brazil American Legion Post No. 2.

He was a veteran of of the United States Marine Corp.

He earned his Eagle Scout Degree in 1956 as a 17-year-old.

A graduate of Wiley High School Class of 1956, he attended Louisiana State University, earning scholarships for his football talent. He was an avid outdoorsman, a lifetime member of the Walkers Breeder Association, National Rifle Association, American Coon Hunters Association, Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited.

He was employed for 30 years with Cyprus AMAX Minerals where he worked as a machine operator until retiring in 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Hamilton Selsam; two sons, Robert Matthew Selsam and Glen Noel Selsam; five daughters, Amy Wilson, Etta Wolfe, Marilyn Sheetz, Carolyn Suniga and Julia Green; two sisters, Judy Kantman and Lisa Weaver; and 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Services will be at Center Point United Methodist Church on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow in Scotland Cemetery in Greene County.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, in French Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 7:30 p.m.