Saturday, November 10, 2007, 2:00 PM
United Methodist Church
Coon Rapids, Iowa
Reverend Lynn Gunderson
âThe Lordâs Prayerâ?
âBeyond The Sunsetâ?
Peg Wiemers, Vocalist
Lula Garnes, Accompanist
Interment with Military Honors
American Legion Gurney Parker Post 357
Oak Hill Cemetery
Near Coon Rapids, Iowa
Gary Seastrom Jeff Jacobsen
Bob Anderson Merl Seastrom
Rob Olson Tom Jacobsen
Wayne Arthur, son of Rudolph Anders and Elizabeth (Budde) Seastrom, was born December 21, 1918, at home on the farm in Audubon County, Iowa. He attended rural school in Guthrie and Audubon Counties.
Wayne worked with his family at Seastrom Brothers Construction as a carpenter. He then worked at Seastromâs Plumbing and Heating and Drees Heating and Plumbing before working again as a carpenter both at Keister Lumber Company and independently. He started farming in 1974 and continued farming until his retirement in 1983, but Wayne continued to help on the farm until a couple of years ago.
On April 4, 1941, Wayne enlisted in the United States Army. He attained the rank of Tech Sergeant and served during World War II in both the European and African Theaters. His injuries from hot shrapnel earned him the Purple Heart. Following his honorable discharge on July 18, 1945, he returned to Coon Rapids.
That same year, on December 9, Wayne was united in marriage with Alice Anderson at Jefferson. They were the parents of two children.
Wayne was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and American Legion Gurney Parker Post 357. Wayne enjoyed his farming and continued an interest in carpentry and plumbing and heating over the years.
Wayne enjoyed good health, however, after breaking his hip in October he health took a turn for the worse. He died at St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll, Iowa, on November 6, 2007, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 16 days.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife Alice Seastrom in 1995; parent-in-law Fred and Jesse Anderson; brother Hilmer Seastrom; sisters Wilma and her husband Lynn Olson and Lillian Peck; sister-in-law Mable and husband Raleigh Shirbroun.
He is survived by his daughter Jo Ann and husband Tom Jacobsen of Sac City; son Gary Seastrom and wife Cindy of Coon Rapids; two grandchildren Julie (Jacobsen) and her husband Bob Anderson of Lawton and Jeff Jacobsen and his wife Katie of Rochester, MN; three great-grandchildren: Jaedyn and Jayse Anderson of Lawton and Bode Jacobsen of Rochester; brother Marvin Seastrom and his wife Biroda of Shirley AR; sister-in-law Ila Seastrom Novak of Marshalltown; nieces nephews other relatives and many friends.