Donald Lee “Don” Seymour, 89, 3621 8th Avenue South, Escanaba, passed away early Friday morning, September 11, 2015 at his home.
Don was born on September 23, 1925 in Escanaba, son of George and Blanche (LaComb) Seymour. He was a lifelong resident of Escanaba and graduated from St. Joseph High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korean War as a Fireman First Class from 1943 until his honorable discharge. He received the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal.
Donald L. Seymour married Jean Garrett on September 23, 1947. She preceded him in death in 1997. On July 16, 2003, Don married Patricia R. Londo at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba.
Don was a 33 year U.S. Postal Service letter carrier prior to his retirement in 1986.
He was a devoted member of St. Anne’s Church and was actively involved as an usher. Don volunteered for 40 years with the D.N.R. and was active as a Boy Scout leader, President of the Escanaba Square Dance Club, a board member and an avid blood donator for the American Red Cross, and was on the Holy Cross Cemetery board for 12 years.
Don was an outdoorsman with great interest in unique deer jaws, eye lashes, skulls and often participated in deer shows and displays. He was the 1988 U.P. Whitetail man of the year and received the citizen’s award in 2002 for the Michigan Chapter Wildlife Society.
Among survivors include his wife, Patricia “Patti” of Escanaba; children, Steven (Sue) Seymour of Escanaba, Mark (Denise) Seymour of Escanaba, Laurie Dunlap (Scott Lavacque) of Gladstone, Karen (Tim) Germain of Escanaba, and Kevin Seymour (Marie Chenier) of Escanaba; step children, Deborah (Pat) St. John and Jacquie (Keith) Jones all of Escanaba; grandchildren, Brandon, Abrahm, and Isabel Seymour, Jason (Yvonne) Dunlap, Jackie Dunlap (Tim Wunder) and Jena Dunlap, Garrett, David and Karena Germain, Angela (Noah) Carlson and Tony Seymour (Heather Wentworth); great grandchildren, Baileigh, Makayla and Gunnar Dunlap, Rylee, Karlee and Zacaree Hughes, Jaxon and Talon, Wyatt and Gabriel Carlson and Cuinn Digby-Seymour; step grandchildren, Brad (Holly) Wagner, Kevin Wagner, Anna Wagner, Jesse Wagner, Sarah Wagner, Andrew St. John, Kaylah Wagner, Ryan St. John, Rachael St. John, Bernice Jones, Tobin Wagner, Jackson Wagner, Hannah Jones and Jon Jones; great grand step children, Lucas and Logan Wagner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Roselle and Lareigne; and two brothers, Normand and George.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 14th from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Delta County Veterans Counsel will have military rites at 10 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials in Don’s name may be made to St. Anne’s Church, Holy Name School or Bay College- Jean Seymour Nursing Scholarship.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Seymour family.