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.
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.
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.
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 compassion.