SEEHUSEN, Jake 1919-2013
SEEHUSEN, MILLER, DUNHAM
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/23/2016 at 05:53:44
The funeral service for Jake Seehusen, 93, of Rochester, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Assembly of God Church in Stewartville, with Pastor Peter Skogerbo officiating. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa.
Mr. Seehusen died Saturday, March 9, 2013, of natural causes at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had been a resident for the past year.
Jake was born Aug. 29, 1919, in Grundy Center, Iowa, to Rieki and Etta (Miller) Seehusen. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural school at Beaver District 8 schoolhouse in rural Dike, Iowa, and then worked on the family farm. He enlisted into the U.S. Army six months before Pearl Harbor in 1941, and was there for the duration of the war, being discharged in 1945. Jake was married on May 30, 1941, in Lancaster, Mo., to Lillie Mae Dunham. The couple lived in Seattle, Wash., and Ft. Robinson, Neb., while he served in the Army. Following his discharge, the Seehusens farmed in Rock Dell Township for a number of years then moved to Rochester. Mr. Seehusen was a home builder and after moving to Chatfield, was a commercial painter specializing in barn painting and churches. He retired in 1997 at the age of 77. Mrs. Seehusen died on April 19, 2002.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Stewartville. Jake had a passion for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day is done, Gone the Sun, From the Lake, from the Hill, From the Sky, All is Well, Safely Rest, God is Nigh.
Jake is survived by one daughter and two sons, Charley (Jean) of Bloomington, Ed (Mary) of Rochester and Ruth Bartsch of Spooner,Wis.; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Ennenga and Reka (Marlyn) Flater both of Grundy Center, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae, granddaughter, Debbie, his parents, two sisters, Etta and an infant sister, three brothers, George, Koert and John, and son-in-law, Douglas Bartsch.
Friends may call for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.
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