Obituary: Donald Seablom
Donald “Don” Ewald Seablom, 74, a longtime resident of Washington Twp., passed away at Crittenton Hospital on August 26, 2011. He was born February 10, 1937 in Ishpeming, Michigan the son of Ewald and Hazel (Johnson) Seablom. He graduated from Ishpeming high school in 1955. He then attended Michigan Tech and Northern University where he received degrees in chemistry and education. He received his Masters degree from Michigan State University.
Don taught in Escanaba and in 1962 moved from the Upper Peninsula to teach in Romeo. He only planned on staying a few years but, ended up retiring in 1997 after working 35 years for Romeo Community Schools. While teaching, he was involved in coaching sports, Science Olympiad and Future Professionals. Don also worked summers and on weekends as a Macomb County Sheriffs Deputy and Ranger for the Huron-Clinton Authority at Stoney Creek Park.
Don married Susan Harvey Barc in October 19, 2002 in Grosse Pointe. He was an avid hunter in Michigan and Canada, enjoyed doing diagramless crossword puzzles, loved country music, looked forward to trips to Kewadin Casino, liked to golf, and couldn’t get his fill of vacationing in Alabama or Cancun on the Gulf of Mexico. And, he never missed returning to Ishpeming for their 4th of July Celebration.
Don was always proud to be 100% Swede and he never stopped bragging about his children and grandchildren. His love of the Upper Peninsula and all its beauty made him a true yooper.
He is survived by his beloved wife Susan of Washington, four children from his first marriage to Trudie (Hosking) Seablom: Kirk (Linda) Seablom of Rocky River, Ohio, Dean (Kathy) Seablom of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Darren Seablom of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Kim (Jeff) Strouse/Howton of Grand Rapids, Michigan, stepchildren: Dyanne Schultz of Sterling Heights, Michigan and Raelynn (Stuart) Mackenzie of Chandler, Arizona, and 11 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joyce Dashnier. Family will be receiving friends and family from 10am to 4pm on September 3, 2011.
A brief Prayer Service will be held at 3:30pm with Pastor Walter Schmidt officiating of the First English Lutheran Church of Grosse Pointe. Donatations may be made to MUCC (P.O. Box 30235, Lansing, MI 48909). Arrangements entrusted to the Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo, Michigan, guestbook at www.rothmuirfuneralhome.com.