Elmer Seeburger

Elmer James Seeburger, 77, of Blissfield, passed away peacefully, on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Lenawee Hospice Home in Adrian. Born in Riga, on February 18, 1936, to Elmer Fred Seeburger and Florence Fisher Seeburger, Elmer was the oldest of 8 children. He served in the Army as a Special Weapons Technician using what is called an “Honesty Tommy” missile. After he was honorably discharged, Elmer soon started his career with Toledo Concrete Pipe, now known as Independent Pipe Company. He retired after 42 years of service. Elmer’s passions in his life include family, friends, fishing, hunting, gardening and cooking, especially his turkey minestrone soup. He was very mechanically inclined and would help anyone who needed an extra pair of hands. Elmer told of his many adventures up until the time of his passing. Elmer was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Fred Seeburger and his mother, Florence Fisher Seeburger Houttekier; his first wife, Marlo; sister, Mary; brothers, Gary and Albert (Junior) and his first granddaughter, Shay Elizabeth Hannah. Elmer is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters, Cheryl Seeburger Hannah and Nelda Rainey; step son David (Lisa) Bailey; sisters, Irene Kastel and Alice Posten; brothers, Kenneth and John Houttekier; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Elmer also leaves extended family and friends to remember him in his best moments. It was very important to him to spend time with everyone before his passing. The care provided by Lenawee Hospice Home’s nurses was outstanding, Elmer kept his dignity until passing to the next life. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Elmer was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield, with Rev. Kristen Parks officiating. Military honors were by the Blissfield American Legion and VFW. Visitation was from 10 to 11:00 a.m. before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com