Harry Seelman, 92, of Oxford died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 14 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cosgrove. Father Edmond Dunn and Father Stephen Ebel officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harry Seelman Memorial Fund.
Harry was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Boulder, Colo., the son of Jacob and Irene (Rohret) Seelman. He was a graduate of University High School in Iowa City. Harry married Lucille Crock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mechanicsville on Oct. 3, 1946.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Cosgrove Institute. Harry was a lifelong Johnson County farmer and a past president of the National Farmers Organization (NFO). He served on the Cosgrove School Board at the time the high school addition was built.
He is survived by 11 loving children: Barbara (Bob) Reiter, Bloomington, Minn.; Dianne (Keith) Gibson, Dubuque; Cynthia Seelman, Oxford; Chris (Chuck) Rohret and Mary Mascher, all of Iowa City; Coleen (Art) Chipman, North Liberty; Nan Seelman, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.; Steve Seelman (JoDel Wright) and Tom (Val) Seelman, all of Oxford; Jim (Bev) Seelman , North Liberty; and John Seelman, Oxford; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his sister, Esther (Gerald) Ivancie of Centennial, Colo.; in-laws include Marie Cook and Paul (Geri) Crock, all of Mechanicsville, Leona (Les) Johnson of Denver, Colo., Robert (Cheri ) Crock of Cedar Rapids and Martin Golden of Round Rock, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lucille (2001), son, Allan (1971) and siblings, Walter Seelman, Bernice Ebel and Regina Golden.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.