Irene M. Seekman

Irene M. Seekman
Irene M. Seekman of Otsego, MI passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 at her daughter’s home surrounded by loving family members. Mrs. Seekman was born September 3, 1915 in Olwine, IA, the daughter of Orville John “Huck” and Verna (Kimbell) Finn. On June 25, 1937 in Goshen, IN she married Earl Seekman, who preceded her in death in 2001 after 62 years of marriage. She is survived by her children; Lorna Pirrone, of Otsego, Verna Louallen of Otsego, Robert (Carole) Burrows of Mesa, AZ, Richard Seekman of Arizona City, AZ, Dan (Carol Ann) Seekman, Stanley (Lorena) Seekman, Mary Ann Schiero and Karen (Jack) Campbell all of Otsego; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren. Irene had several special friends that loved and cared for her: Mary Jane Rantz, Julie Solomon, Val Krogmann, and Dorothy Tucker a former classmate. Irene was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Burrows, a son Russell Seekman, a grandson Walter Earl Louallen, a brother Edward Finn, a son-in-law, Joseph Pirrone and a grandson, Vern Dunklee. Irene raised her family of nine children and had a successful 25 year career as a Licensed Psychiatric Nurse at the Plainwell Sanitarium, where she was well-liked and well respected. She retired in 1969, but continued to work and help her children in their businesses. She will be missed by her favorite cat, Bud.  Friends may meet with the family Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the service time of 11:00 at Winkel Funeral Home  with Rev. David Youngs officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Allegan County Wings of Hope Hospice or the First Congregational Church of Otsego.
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