Florence "Pug" A. Seeman, Janesville, WI (1929-2014)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

September 8, 1929 - April 24, 2014

Florence "Pug" A. Seeman, age 84, devoted wife and mother, of Janesville, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at River Wood Place, Manitowoc. She was born in Benton, WI, on Sept. 8, 1929, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Phoebe Arlene (Cook) Ewing. She grew up in Benton, until her junior year of high school. She graduated from South Beloit High School in 1947. She enjoyed playing clarinet, participating in its marching band, and playing canasta with her lifelong girlfriends from high school. She married the love of her life and her lifelong dance partner, Howard William Seeman, in Beloit, on June 9, 1951; he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1987. She worked as stores clerk and ledger keeper at Fairbanks Morse Plant, Beloit, 1948-1951, and at the plant in Freeport, IL, 1951-1958. Florence and Howie lived in Stuttgart, Germany, while he did his US Army tour of duty from 1953-1954. They lost their first born, Kirk Thomas Seeman, at birth on Oct. 27, 1956.

Florence is survived by her two children, Ann (Greg) Unertl of Manitowoc, and Kent (Margaret) Seeman of Wheaton, IL; three grandchildren: Stephanie Unertl and her husband, Erik Twaroski of Middleton, WI, Timothy (Alexia) Unertl of DePere, WI, and Hannah Seeman of Wheaton, IL; her youngest brother, Jim (Betty) Ewing of Fargo, ND; numerous nieces; nephews; extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son; and younger brother, Benjamin Ewing of Denver, CO.

Florence will be remembered as Howie's energetic dance partner, that gladly moved to the communities that his high school teacher, coach of multiple sports, and school administrator positions took them: Stuttgart, Germany, Pearl City IL, and the Wisconsin towns of Evansville, Laona, and White Lake. She loved being a stay-at-home mom, who always was cooking, baking, cleaning, and talking. She was the "hostess with the mostest", when relatives and friends came Up North to vacation on Silver Lake, and Nicolet Golf Course. Florence helped fund her children's college expenses by working part time as a grade school teacher's aide and later at the Connor store bakery. She enjoyed golfing, knitting, quilting, decorating for all holidays, and watching birds, Badger and Packer football games, and JAG and M*A*S*H* (TV shows). She loved traveling to Germany, France, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Russia, and all the Lower 48 States.

Florence's family would like to thank all of the kind and compassionate staff at River Wood Place Assisted Living and the VNA Hospice team. Words cannot express the gratitude for all the loving care and compassion extended to our family.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon, immediately followed by a funeral service at 12 Noon at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, 1800 E. Racine St., Janesville. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Township of Center, Rock County. Luncheon will follow, across the road, at Center Town Hall. Food will be catered by Best Events.

Florence still wants to get the last word. She requested to add at the end: "Pug and Howie had a wonderful life and they both want to wish the best for all of you, and may God bless you all. 'Love never fails'.

I Corinthians 13:8"


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