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June 12, 1923 – Thursday, February 23, 2017

Service Information
St. Peter Lutheran Church-Lester Prairie, Mn
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, Mn
Monday, February 27, 2017
4-8 P.M.

Formerly of Lester Prairie.

Prayer service 7 P.M. Monday evening at the funeral home. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, February 28th at the church one hour prior to services.

Clarence Armin Wilhelm Seemann on February 23, 2017 entered his heavenly home after a long and courageous battle with the complications of diabetes.

He was born on June 12, 1923 to Malinda (nee Schmalz) and Arthur Seemann on the family farm in Bergen Township, McLeod County.

Clarence was baptized on June 18, 1923 by Reverend Baumhoefner. His sponsors were Armin Marks, Elsie Tueholke and William Bruckschen. On March 28, 1937 he was also confirmed in the Christian faith by Reverend J.A. Schert at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bergen Township. His Confirmation memory verse was “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My Word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24

He graduated from Lester Prairie High School and lived in that same farm house and farmed the family farm three miles west of Lester Prairie until the age of 72. Raising 4 children along with a menagerie of farm animals.

He had a passion for watching sports: the local Lester Prairie Bulldogs, Minnesota Vikings, Lynx and Twins.

On October 20, 1995, Clarence married the love of his life, Lorraine Radtke and made their first home together in Winsted, Minnesota and eventually moving back to their hometown Lester Prairie.

They spent their golden years traveling, visiting with friends and family, enjoying their many grandchildren’s activities and playing cards.
The last four years they have resided in Westview Acres Assisted Living Facility and eventually Clarence moved into Waconia Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

He is survived by his beloved wife: Lorraine Seemann of Waconia. He was greatly loved and will be missed by his children: Robert Seemann (Ayelet) of Eden Prairie, Paul Seemann of Excelsior, MerriLea Kyllo (Barry) of Lester Prairie and Laurie Slama of Crystal. He was very proud of his grandchildren: Dr. Rachel Braden, Brad Slama, Karlea Kyllo and Shani Seemann. Also, by a great grandson: Calvin Braden. Clarence is further survived by his sister: Deloris Seemann; brothers-in-law: Verndale Selchow and Reuben Ernst. He will be missed by step children: Barb Radtke, Joe Radtke (Catherine), Kim Lasky (Rod), LuAnn Weisenburger (Byron), Jon Radtke (Colleen) and Bill Radtke (Michelle) and the many step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Bernice Ernst and LorJean Selchow, as well as his uncles and aunts.

A special thank you to the dialysis staff in Waconia and Hutchinson, the staff of Westview Acres and Waconia Good Samaritan for the wonderful care and support you have given to Clarence and his family.

Funeral services for Clarence Seemann will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Pastor Travis Loeslie will officiate. Interment will follow at St. PiusCemetery in Glencoe.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 27th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be : Ronald Ernst, Kevin Selchow, Gary Selchow, Joe Radtke, Jon Radtke and Bill Radtke.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jill and Rich Patzoldt

    Sorry for your loss.

  2. Ronald Rolf

    Lorraine and the rest of the Family; I was sorry to hear about Clarence and know that he will be missed. I used to live just a couple houses down from you guys back in Winsted and Clarence would mosey over now and then for a little conversation. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during his difficult time. Ron Rolf


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