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Seehusen, Minerva (Alvarado) (1956 - 2024)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/9/2024 at 17:04:18

Name of deceased: Minerva Seehusen (nee Alvarado)

Aged: 67 yrs, 7 mo, 19 days

Residence: Exira, IA

Born: Sep. 2, 1956; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI

Died: April 21, 2024; Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Friday, April 26, 2024; Bethany Evangelical Free Church, Brayton, IA; inurnment to be at a later date

Survived by: Husband of 44 years, Alan Seehusen of Exira, IA; children, Don (spouse, Bethany) Seehusen and their children, Cai and Rexford, all of Columbus, NE, Annie (spouse, Spencer) Roland and their children Olivia, Grayson, and Piper, all of Atlantic, IA, Katie Seehusen of West Des Moines, IA, and David (spouse, Torrey) Seehusen and their children, Leo and Micah, all of Thousand Oaks, CA; sister-in-law, Denise (spouse, Paul) Jesse of Lake City, IA; niece, Angie (spouse, Lane) Kalkwarf of Rockwell City, IA; nephew, Bobby (spouse, Deecy) Jesse of Lucan, MN; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Carlos and Minerva (nee Martinez) Alvarado; mother- and father-in-law, Donald and Bertha Seehusen

Education: Wanted to become a veterinarian and chose Iowa State for her college. While attending there, she met many people who would become lifelong friends, as well as her future husband, Alan. She graduated with a Degree in Chemistry and Zoology in 1978

Religious affiliation: Member, Bethany Evangelical Free Church, rural Brayton, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Alan Seehusen; March 8, 1980; St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Pomeroy, Calhoun County, IA

Employment: Worked on a dairy farm in Huxley, IA while waiting for her husband, Al, to finish college. They settled in Atlantic, IA in 1982; Minerva stayed home to raise their 4 children and started a daycare in their home. In 1990 they bought acreage in rural Atlantic, IA and began to fill it with all the animals they could. She planted gardens, pulled lambs, butchered chickens, raised ducks, gathered eggs, raised puppies and did science experiments with anyone who wanted to see. When the children returned to public school in high school, she started working in the Atlantic (IA) High School as a lunch lady and was eventually placed in the high school Spanish class as a teacher's aide. Minerva then transitioned to become an aide in the ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom at Washington Elementary. She was encouraged to return to college and obtain an education degree and in 2014 she received her Elementary Education degree with an endorsement for K-12 English as a Second Language. Minerva received her Native Language Teaching Authorization in 2016 and taught High School Spanish in the Exira-EHK (Elk Horn-Kimballton) school system. Minerva was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimerís Disease in July 2016 and had to stop teaching in March 2018. Her love of teaching and the outdoors was kept alive when James and Nicki Brown asked her to help homeschool their children.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed reading, gardening, taking care of people, and holding every baby she could find. Mostly, she loved to be in the kitchen making any dish you requested, and some you did not, just in case you were still hungry.

Sources: Schmidtfamilyfh.com


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