Gerald (Jerry) Seaman passed away on October 22, 2016 at the Villages Hospice House (Cornerstone) in The Villages, FL.
Born September 23, 1935 in Colome, SD to Harold and Loretta (Noah) Seaman, moved to Creighton, NE at an early age where he graduated from High School in 1953. His family moved to Cozad, NE where he worked at an alfalfa factory and followed his father into meat processing. He met his wife Ann, from North Platte, NE and they married October 9, 1955. Their two oldest children, Becky (deceased at 9 months) and son Terry, were born in Cozad. They moved to Burwell, NE where Jerry became a successful meat processor, taking the critter from the pen to the table. They added two daughters to their family Wendy and Darcy.
During his years in Burwell, Jerry was a volunteer Firefighter for 13 years. He spent many weekends racing stock cars, fishing, hunting pheasants, quail, grouse and coyotes.
Due to the meat packing plant closing, Jerry went into corporate spice sales for B. Heller & CO of Chicago, covering the western states from Canada to Mexico. Needing airport access, he moved his family to Windsor, CO in 1974.
Jerry enjoyed boating and fishing with family and friends and fishing trips to Canada and Wyoming while living in Colorado.
In September 1997, Jerry and Ann retired and moved to the Village of Santa Domingo in The Villages, FL. During the 19 years in The Villages, you could find Jerry working at the Nancy Lopez golf course, then One Source, and most recently at Down to Earth golf course management on Terra Del Sol. When home he spent hours manicuring his yard and helping as many neighbors with anything he could. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing poker and hanging out with friends. He especially loved spending time with his friends from the OF golf group. He loved his fall weekends watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos.
Jerry is survived by his wife Ann of 61 years, son Terry and wife Linda of Windsor, CO, daughter Wendy and husband Mike Coppersmith of Platteville, CO, daughter Darcy and husband Dr. BB Butler of Vinton, LA, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His Sister Jean Davis and her husband Doug of Weslaco, TX. He is preceded by his daughter Becky, his parents Harold and Loretta, and brother Larry.
He will be taken back home to the Colorado/Nebraska area where services will be held.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to The Villages Hospice House (Cornerstone). https://web.cshospice.org