SSGT Dale H. Seggerman


SSGT Dale H. Seggerman

Dana, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Apr 1945 (aged 24)
Burial Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12794181 View Source

He is buried at the 9th Army Cemetery in Margraten, Holland. An engraving of his name has been placed on his parents tombstone in Minonk cemetery.

Contributor: Burtondaughter (48046275)

Dale was, yes, first buried in the Netherlands, however, his body was brought back to Minonk in October of 1948 and he was interred in Minonk Cemetery.

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Awarded Distinguished Cross posthumously

Memorial services for Sgt. Dale H. Seggerman of near Minonk will be held in the Christian church at Pattonsburg, Sunday, July 8 at 2:30 o'clock.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Seggerman and was born on a farm near Minonk, January 11, 1921. Enlisting for service, November 16, 1940, he went overseas in September, 1944, and arrived in England the following month.

He served in the 9th Army in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and was killed in action, April 8, 1945, when he went to the aid of a wounded comrade. His burial occurred in the 9th Army cemetery at Margraten, Holland. Twin brothers, Dean and Donald are serving on an LSM in the Pacific, having enlisted for service in February, 1944. They went overseas in March of this year and had just arrived at an undisclosed base when they were informed of their brother's death.

In addition to his parents, S.Sgt. Seggerman leaves his twin brothers and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Herbert Spires of Dana.

Daily Times-Press, Streator, Illinois, July 5, 1945

Dale was re-interred in Illinois ...

The body of S.Sgt. Dale H. Seggerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Seggerman of Pattonsburg, will arrive on the Santa Fe at Toluca, October 26, and be brought to the Wilcox funeral home in this city, where friends may call that evening. Final rites and military services will be held from the Wilcox funeral home at 2 o'clock Wednesday, October 27.

S.Sgt. Seggerman lost his life April 8, 1945, near Hanover, Germany, when he went out under fire to give first aid to a buddy. His burial was in the 9th Army cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

He was born January 11, 1921, to Reuben and Helen (Spires) Seggerman on a farm east of Dana. He was graduated from the Dana high school in 1939 and enlisted November 16, 1940, in the Service Troop, 106th Cavalry Mechanized Division.

He spent several weeks in the division's armory at Champaign, going to Camp Livingston, La., January 6, 1941, for his basic training. Later he went to Camp Barkeley, Tex., and was subsequently stationed at Camp Pilot Knob, Calif.; Shreveport, La.; Ft. Bragg, N.C.; Atlantic Beach, Fla.; and Camp Gordon, Ga. He left the states for oversees duty in September, 1944. He served in the 9th Army in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Surviving are his parents, his twin brothers, Dean and Donald, who served on an LSM in the Pacific and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Spires of Dana.

Burial with military honors in charge of the Minonk Post American Legion will be in the Minonk cemetery.

Daily Times-Press, October 23, 1948, page 4

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  • Created by: Just Amy
  • Added: 26 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12794181
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Dale H. Seggerman (11 Jan 1921–8 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12794181, citing Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Just Amy (contributor 46506517) .