Kenneth R. Seymour, 80
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Clear Lake, Minnesota
Jan. 26, 1933 ~ Dec. 19, 2013
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Chapel at Camp Ripley National Guard Base for Kenneth Roosevelt Seymour, age 80 who died on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Burial will follow at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near the base. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 1:00 PM at the chapel at Camp Ripley.
Kenneth was born on January 26, 1933 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Kenneth P. and Mary (Slaick) Seymour. On May 21, 1951 Kenneth enlisted into the United States Navy. He served his country as a boiler operator aboard the USS Blue DD-744 serving in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on March 7, 1955.
On August 1, 1955 he was united in marriage to Shirley A. Ellingsworth. He was employed by the CB & Q Railroad as a car man. He retired in his early forty's because of his military connected disability. He has lived in St. Paul, St. Croix Beach, Brainerd and Clear Lake, MN over the years.
He was a member of St. Cloud Eastside VFW Post 4748 and American Legion Post 76 both of St. Cloud, MN.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son Jeffrey Alan, and two sisters Joan Halverson and Mary Lou Hammond.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Shirley of Clear Lake, MN, one daughter Teri Seymour of Shoreview, MN, and one son John Seymour (Connie) of Clear Lake, MN, one sister Jacqueline Severson of San Jose, CA, his aunt Nancy Seymour of Minneapolis, MN, many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Also his adopted grandchildren; Loren and Blake.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 24, 2013