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Jack Seeman

John “Jack” Seeman, age 94 of Willmar,  passed away Monday morning, December 28, at his daughters residence in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Interment  will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Willmar American Legion Post #167.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  COVID-19 precautions will be enforced.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com

John “Jack” Seeman was born on March 13, 1926, in Rockham, South Dakota, the son of Earl and Mary (Joyce) Seeman.  He graduated from Miller High School in May of 1944 when he was drafted for service in the United States Army.  Rising to the ranks of Master Sergeant, John served during WWII in France and Germany where he earned the Bronze Star Medal at the Battle of the Bulge in addition to the Combat Infantry Badge, Army of Occupation Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, the Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal as “testimonial of his honest and faithful service to this country.”  As an acknowledgement of the Greatest Generation, John was celebrated on the 2015 Honor Flight to visit memorials in Washington DC dedicated in their honor.

Upon discharge in 1947 from the 75th Infantry Division, John worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Miller, South Dakota, for seventeen years where he met and married the love of his life and eventually moved his growing family to Willmar, Minnesota, establishing his own small business, Seeman Oil Company.  John literally and figuratively warmed the homes and hearts of many for over 41 years while raising his four children, adoring each new grandchild, and cultivating lifelong friendships filled with bridge, golf, parties, vacations, and immeasurable love and happiness.

A man of honor to both country and family, John was married to and survived by Mary (Schneider) Seeman for over 64 years, their four children: Laure (and Jack) Swanson of Willmar, Jim (and Julie) Seeman of Buffalo, WY., Tim (and Stacy) Seeman of St. Cloud, Barb (and Dan) Ouimet of Spring Green, WI.; two sisters: Joyce Stoddard of De Smet, SD, Kathleen Biever of Iroquois, SD, and seven grandchildren: Amy (and John), Sam, Jacob, Zach, Jennifer (and Max), Aaron, Maddie, and “adopted” grandsons Ingrit and Donart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Robert, Milford, Jimmy and Jerry.

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My heartfelt sympathies to Johns family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Finberg

Cindy Finberg Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Jack was a very good and respected man, who lived an amazing life. May Father God surround you all with strength and comfort as you go through this time.

Yvonne (Yost) Michael Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

As my cousin has already said; Our Uncle Jack was truly one of the "Greatest Generation". As a child I could sense he was always honored by his family and as I learned more and more about his life and military service I understood why. It makes me realize how little I've truly contributed to the greater good of this country and world.Will cherish your memory, honor you and miss you Uncle Jack!

Dave Geiver Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

I am honored that I knew him.

Darcy Forkrud Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

With love and caring thoughtsBob Fitzwilliam and Margee Stienecker

Bob Fitzwilliam and Margee Stienecker Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our hearts are heavy with sadness but our thoughts are full of wonderful memories. Please accept our deepest sympathy.The Mike Seeman Family, Mike, Cherie, Michelle, Melissa, Melanie.

The Mike Seeman Family, Mike, Cherie, Michelle, Melissa, Melanie. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Barb and Family,Saying goodbye to your dad is really a hard thing to do. I wish that I could be with you to honor him. You're in my thoughts and prayers.Love, Joan HolperJoan Holper

Joan Holper Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Ryan & Traci Schoenfelder Family

Ryan & Traci Schoenfelder Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Love, Jos, Bill, Sam, Alex, and David

Love, Jos, Bill, Sam, Alex, and David Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Remember that we love and care about you.Love, Alice & Joe Ouimet

Love, Alice & Joe Ouimet Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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