Archive for December, 2010
Hope has felt some great loss over the last few months.
Cal Seese died November 15. He’d been suffering from a hardening of the lungs. The announcement of his disease hit the church hard, and his death came much too soon. He will be remembered for his quite and gentle spirit, his sense of humor, and his love for his family. We’ll miss him in the kitchen after potlucks!
SEESE – Calvin Keith Seese, age 79, of Alto, passed away Monday, November 15, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis (Roxie) Seese; sister, Treva (Carl) Fox; brother, Harold Seese. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Fern (nee Rowley); daughters, Amy Seese, Cathy (Greg) Corliss; son, Paul Seese; grandchildren, Cassandra Tuttle, Dylan, Dalton, Drake and Dominic Seese; sister-in-law, Judy Seese. He served in the Army from 1954-1956 and was honored by the Clarksville Steam and Gas Association as farmer of the year in 1999. Cal will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, farmer, friend, and neighbor. Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Church of the Brethren, 14275 – 92nd SE, Freeport. Pastor Douglas Reichenbach officiating. Visitations will be Friday 2 to 4:00 and 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Ste 303, Chicago, IL 60642. Roth-Gerst
December 17 we unexpectedly lost Mel Bradley. She had been in an auto accident approximately 6 weeks ago. While her foot was still healing and she was expected to be in the wheel chair for another 2 months, she was doing well and her spirits were good. Doctors think her death was caused by a blood clot. While Melanie was relatively new to Hope, she will be missed for her zeal, her laughter, her music and her leadership.
KEEP THE FAMILIES OF CAL AND MEL IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.