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LaVern Martin Seeman
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1922
Gosper County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 2012
Harlan County
Nebraska, USA

LaVern Martin Seeman, 89 years of age, of Alma, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma. LaVern was born on September 3, 1922 in rural Gosper County near Smithfield, Nebraska, the eldest of two children born to Martin Johannes Seemann and Martha Helena (Wortman) Seemann.

LaVern was baptized on October 1, 1922 and confirmed on June 21, 1936 at the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Smithfield. He received his education from a rural school in Gosper County. He was a member of Saint John's Lutheran Church in Eustis, and later transferred his membership to Peace Lutheran Church in Alma.

LaVern was united in marriage to Willamene LaFern Rawson on November 25, 1943 at Huntley, Nebraska, and to this union five children were born: Rosa Leta, Marlin LaVern, Barbara Jean, Yvonne Marie, and Arlen Wayne. LaVern and Willamene farmed in the Bertrand, Eustis and Ragan areas. They lived and worked in Harlan County, northeast of Alma, since 1964. The couple celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary prior to her passing in 2001.

His love of the outdoors was evident by the many hours spent farming and caring for his livestock. He enjoyed attending many of the activities of his children and grandchildren including: scouting, football, volleyball and FFA events.

Besides his parents and wife, Willamene, LaVern was preceded in death by a little brother, David Marlin Seemann in 1933, and an infant grandson.

LaVern leaves to mourn his passing; children: Rosa Strain and her husband, Orville of Evergreen, Colorado, Marlin Seeman and his wife, Nancy of Aurora, Nebraska, Barbara Shaffer and her husband, Fran of Columbus, Nebraska, Yvonne Beins and her husband, Bruce of Republican City, Nebraska, and Arlen Seeman and his wife, Terri of Blue Hill, Nebraska; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Inurnment was in the Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Gosper County, Nebraska. 
Family links: 
  Martin Johannes Seeman (1894 - 1937)
  Martha Helena Wortman Seeman (1894 - 1990)
  Williamene LaFern Rawson Seeman (1923 - 2001)
  LaVern Martin Seeman (1922 - 2012)
  David Martin Seeman (1930 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Hope Lutheran Cemetery
Gosper County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: CPR
Record added: Aug 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94752384
LaVern Martin Seeman
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LaVern Martin Seeman
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LaVern Martin Seeman
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 Added: Apr. 7, 2013
Rest in peace.
- Diane Pedersen
 Added: Aug. 19, 2012

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