John “Jack” Seaman

Date of Death: Oct 21, 2014
John “Jack” Seaman
[highlight_text]1936-2014[/highlight_text] 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.


[leftcolumn]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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in East Bristol, WI.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Christian Homestead, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, or Agnesian Hospice Hope.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Thank You: [/highlight_text] The family also wishes to thank the staff at the Christian Homestead and Agnesian Hospice Hope for their dedicated care and compassion.



  1. Shirley C. Bartow Says: October 22, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Dear Bernice and family,
    How strange that I should check out the computer at four o’clock in the morning…………Thinking of you everyday and as I write this, wishing I would have contacted you more than I did. It seems time passes so quickly, and we all try to help each other as much as possible. So sorry for your loss, but the Lord knows what should happen, and it doesn’t always happen quickly or else time goes by and we wonder why such long suffering for, maybe not the person, but everyone that loves them. Asking God to help you through this hard time. Many of us have been through the loss of our loved ones and wish we could be there to console you more. Love, Shirley Bartow

  2. Norman and Ruth Ann Haas Says: October 22, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Dear Bernice and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Jack’s death. God’s blessings on his soul and you during this difficult time.
    Ruth Ann and Norm

  3. Boots and Jim Geiger Says: October 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Our sincere sympathies to you and your family with the loss of Jack ( my first thought was that I should call Rainy).
    You and he had a wonderful family and he will be missed by all.
    Our prayers are with you at this sad time.
    God bless you…..Boots and Jim

  4. Mike Mueller Says: October 23, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Miss Link,

    For that’s how I first knew you, my condolences on the loss of your husband. I appreciated your having his obituary published in the Milwaukee paper; otherwise, I would not have known.

    Jack was my barber the summers I was home from school. I’m sure I went to him in Horicon and always enjoyed the conversation and the haircuts. I hope he knew that.

    You might remember my dad Gene. I moved him from Juneau in August of 2013. He resides in a facility about five minutes from our home. I just visited and told him of Jack’s death.

    Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss, and should you still be in touch with Miss Wubin, please give her our regards.

    Mike Mueller

  5. Harry & Wendy Seaman Says: October 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    To Bernice, David, Tony, Kathleen, Michael, and the others of Jack’s family…our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father and Husband.
    May the love and promise of eternal life through Christ and the presence and prayers of family and friends comfort you and bring healing and peace.

    Harry and Wendy

  6. Janis Brooks Says: October 29, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Miss Link: I also knew you as Miss Link & as my typing teacher (1957-1958). Also knew you as Mrs. Seaman as we spent a lot of time at Seaman’s Recreation. It was the place to be. We are sending our sympathy to you and your family. Rodney & Janis (Thieman) Brooks

  7. Ron Sayles Says: November 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    We were classmates and we both played on the Pewaukee basketball team. Although we drifted apart, I always considered you a friend. Rest in peace Jake.


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