Jake Seehusen, 93
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:07 AM
Jake C, 93, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, of natural causes at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn., where he had been a resident for the past year.
Jake Seehusen was born on Aug. 29, 1919, in Grundy Center, Iowa, to Rieki and Etta (Miller) Seehusen. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural school at Beaver District 8 schoolhouse in rural Dike, Iowa, and then worked on the family farm. He enlisted into the U.S. Army six months before Pearl Harbor in 1941, and for the duration of the war, being discharged in 1945. He was married on May 30, 1941, in Lancaster, Mo., to Lillie Mae Dunham and the couple lived in Seattle and Ft. Robinson, Neb., while he served in the Army. Following their marriage the Seehusens farmed in Rock Dell Township for a number of years then moved to Rochester. He was a home builder and after moving to Chatfield, was a commercial painter specializing in barn painting and churches. He retired in 1997 at the age of 77. His wife died on April 19, 2002. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Stewartville. He had a passion for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day is done, Gone the Sun, From the Lake, from the Hill, From the Sky, All is Well, Safely Rest, God is Nigh.
He is survived by one daughter and two sons, Charley (Jean) of Bloomington, Ed (Mary) of Rochester, and Ruth Bartsch of Spooner, Wis.; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Ennenga and Reka (Marlyn) Flater, all of Grundy Center, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae; a granddaughter Debbie; his parents; two sisters, Etta and infant sister; three brothers, George, Koert and John; and son-in-law, Douglas Bartsch.
The funeral service was held Friday, March 15, at the Assembly of GodChurch in Stewartville, with the Rev. Peter Skogerbo officiating. Burial took place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa.
Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville assisted the family with arrangements. www.griffin-gray.com.