Harold "Hal" Jerome Seeland
Harold "Hal" Jerome Seeland, 80, of Saginaw died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 25, 1926, in Irving Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn., the son of Sivert and Esthe...
Harold "Hal" Jerome Seeland, 80, of Saginaw died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 25, 1926, in Irving Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn., the son of Sivert and Esther Seeland. Hal served in the Navy during World War II with his last tour of duty on the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. He married Marilyn Larson on April 15, 1952, in Paynesville, Minn. From 1951 until his retirement in 1982, Hal was a truck driver, working for Northwest Roofing and Overhead Door and Raiter Construction. He was a long-time member of St. Philip's Catholic Church in Saginaw, was retired from Teamsters Local #346, was a former Scout Leader at Grant School, a former Volunteer Fireman for Industrial Township, was a founding board member of Independent School District #710, a member of American Legion Post #71 in West Duluth, Nicholson-Sellgren VFW Post 2962 in Carlton and the Teamsters Retirement Club. Hal enjoyed fishing, traveling and farming, but he loved nothing better than spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sivert and Esther; a brother, Donald Seeland; and a granddaughter, Jessica Seeland.
Hal is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Marilyn of Saginaw; his children, Kathy (Chip) Kubis of Saginaw, Craig (Chris) Seeland of Duluth, Linda (Mark) Ridgewell of Duluth, Brian (Bridget) Seeland of Saginaw, Debra (Greg) Neve of New Orleans, La., and Mark Seeland of Auburn, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth (Mae) Seeland of Roseville; a sister, Gladys Ristow of Anoka; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson due to arrive in March; and his beloved Welsh Corgi, Thor.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 5-7 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 6 p.m., in Northland Funeral Home Fireside Room, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 5779 Seville Road.
Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com
January 24, 2007
- Cloquet, Minn.