Funeral director Bryan Perry leads the funeral service for 22-year-old Rockhampton man Zackary John Seiler.
Funeral director Bryan Perry leads the funeral service for 22-year-old Rockhampton man Zackary John Seiler. Sharyn O'Neill

Zac Seiler remembered at service

FRIENDS and family of Zackary John Seiler have recalled a mischievous young man with an infectious smile who “lived life to the fullest” at his funeral service.

Mr Seiler, 22, of Rockhampton, died when he fell over the railing of a second-floor balcony of an apartment building in Townsville on July 6.

He lost his balance when he went to spit over the railing.

Over 150 people attended the service for the former North Rockhampton High School student held yesterday afternoon at the Rockhampton Memorial Gardens and Cemetery.

Delivering the eulogy, Mr Seiler's sister, Tamara, told mourners her brother was “always up to mischief”.

She said when they were younger he had once thrown all his school uniforms into the garbage so he would not have to go to school.

“He was a lot of fun to grow up with.

“When we were young we would take our boogie boards to the beach and throw them in like Baywatch.”

She said his happiness “was as infectious as his smile.

“He was always happy, always lived life to the fullest.

“Money meant nothing to him as long as he had a beer in his hands and friends around.”

Step-brother Kenrick Jones recounted a trip to Brisbane with friends to watch the Broncos rugby league team play the Melbourne Storm.

He said Mr Seiler was at his playful and flirtatious best, “hitting” on Cooper Cronk's mother, loudly referring to the Storm as “salary cheats”.

After the tributes, music was played as photographs of Mr Seiler were shown on a screen before he was taken to be cremated.

The wake was held afterwards at the Kalka Palms Hotel Motel.



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