Daniel E. Seekman

Daniel E. Seekman

Daniel E. Seekman of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Seekman was born November 18, 1939, in Zeeland to Earl and Irene (Finn) Seekman.

He was a self employed builder and excavator, co-owning and operating Joe Dan Builders with Joseph Pirrone and owning and operating Southwest Gravel and Excavating.

Dan was a life member of the Otsego Elks Lodge #1711 B.P.O.E. and a member of the Fennville Rod & Gun Club. In his leisure time he enjoyed bow hunting, rifle hunting and fishing.

On February 25, 1961, in Otsego he married Carol Ann Kennedy, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mark Todd Seekman and Scott Earl (Sandra Dewar) Seekman; a grandson, Anthony Lee Seekman; sisters, Lorna J. Pirrone, Verna M. Louallen, Mary Ann Schiero, and Karen I. (Jack) Campbell, all of Otsego; brothers, Robert G. (Carole) Burrows, Richard E. Seekman, both of Arizona, and Stanley L. (Lorena) Seekman of Otsego; sister-in-law, Kimberly (Michael)Fullerton, brothers-in-law, William J. (Vicky) Kennedy and David R. (Joanne) Kennedy; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends and close friend, Mike Fullerton.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Russell Paul Seekman; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Pirrone and Ronald M. Kennedy.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with his family beginning at 4:30 P.M. Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Otsego, where a Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 P.M., with Pastor Don Ray officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dan may be made to the First Congregational Church of Otsego, the Fennville Rod & Gun Club or the Chronic Disease Fund of Plano, TX.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Jerry Howrigon says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. He was here and there in my life; a part of my life. We had great times in golf, cards, and even yes practicing football against each other. There will always be special memories, for a special person. So to Carol and all the family , Dinah and i want to express our sadness at your loss, our thoughts and prayers will be for you at this time.

    God Bless You All

  2. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Carol and Family,
    Tim and I are very sad to hear of Dan’s passing. He always had a beautiful smile when we saw him. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Please know that he is now with all of the Angels in Heaven.

  3. Marlene (Tischer) Pryson says:

    Not a happy day today, a friend of my children and actually a golf buddy of my husbands also died recently. When I went to see where his services were, there was Dan Seekman’s happy face looking at me.

    My remembering of Dan was one of the little Seekman kids who lived down the street from my aunts house on Catherine St. we sure were a crew now that I think of it. Don’t think we could get much poorer but sure didn’t know it. I’m sure you were a good man and I know your family loved you very much.

    Things like this just start happening when we reach our 70’s. We’ll all meet again someday and will have fun discussing the lives we all lived and our paths not crossing for many many years until the end comes.

    Hi to Lorna, and all of the sibs. God Bless all of you and try to visualize all of us hudling around your old pot belly stove, enjoying the movie theatre downtown on Sat. nites, sure was a big deal as I remember it. Seems like the scout house was pretty exciting too, I remember watching some of you spitting out the meat when you remembered it was Friday night!!

    My prayers and best wishes to all of you. Bye Dan save a place for us.

  4. marva seekman vanzyll says:

    we would like to extend our sincere sympathies to you carol anne and your children mark and todd and their families. saying goodbye is never easy but we know dan is in a better place. you will be in our thoughts and prayers. marva and bob vanzyll

  5. Dee Ann Lutes Davis says:

    I am so glad I was able to spend time with Dan at the reunion in South Haven, it seems when we in Mrs Waters math class we laughed mor than what we were supposed to be doing , she was hard of hearing so she couldnt hear us, he was agreat guy and will be missed Love too all


    Dear Carol Ann and Family,
    I was sorry sorry to hear Dad had passed. Please know I am thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Tonya (Finn) Penny

  7. Terry L. Nelson/BFM says:

    Carol my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this
    difficult time. Dan is in Heaven now no more suffering. God Bless You

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