John “Jack” Charles Seaman
John “Jack” Charles Seaman, 78, of Waupun, passed away
peacefully early Tuesday morning, October 21, 2014 at the Christian Homestead
after a battle with Alzheimer’s and Multiple Systems Atrophy.
Jack was born June 6, 1936 in Milwaukee to Edmund “Jack” and
Loretta Wirtz Seaman. After graduating
from Pewaukee High School in 1954, he moved to Juneau to work for his parents
at the bowling alley they had purchased, Seaman’s Recreation, a well-known landmark
in Dodge County, while also serving in the US Army Reserves. On July 21, 1962
Jack married Bernice Mary Link at St. Joseph’s Church in East Bristol. They lived in Juneau and, following the
completion of his studies at Madison Area Technical College for barbering, Jack
and his family moved to Mercer, WI where he purchased his own barber shop. When Bernice accepted a teaching job, the
family moved to Waupun in 1976. Jack then
bought a barbershop in Lomira where he worked until he retired in 1999. Jack enjoyed bowling, golfing, and watching
the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, and Marquette basketball. He was very proud of his children and his
grandchildren and their accomplishments.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bernice;
his children: David of Winona, MN, Anthony “Tony” (Cindy) of Whitefish Bay,
Kathleen (Peter) Johnsen of Fitchburg, and Michael (Kari) of Pittsburgh, PA;
grandsons: Benji and Brody Seaman, Grant Johnsen, and Eli and Noah Seaman;
sister, Delores (James) Kosanke of Pewaukee; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law: Marian (Ken) Mann of Mukwonago, and Joyce (Ron) Graff of Sun
Prairie; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law,
Edwin and Agnella Link; an infant son, Peter; and other relatives.
Funeral services for Jack Seaman will be held Friday,
October 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun with Fr.
Michael Wild officiating. Burial will be
held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in East Bristol, WI. Friends and relatives of Jack Seaman may call
on the family on Thursday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7
p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Christian
Homestead, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, or Agnesian Hospice Hope. The family also wishes to thank the staff at
the Christian Homestead and Agnesian Hospice Hope for their dedicated care and
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving
the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send