Lawrence "Larry" C. Seymour
Lawrence Clarence Seymour, 85, of Sheboygan, passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family in the early morning of the Lords day, Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. A Sheboygan native, he was born on April 20th, 1928 to the late Lawrence and Elvira (Herzog) Seymour. Larry's early years were spent on the Herzog family farm where he lived from the age of two after his mother suffered and eventually died from tuberculosis.
He attended Mosel Schools and had his first jobs on the farm and at the nearby cheese factory.
Larry served two years, 1950-1952, in the US Army during The Korean War as CPL in the 41st A.I.B..
Described as "ambitious" by his sister Shirley, Larry possessed many talents, interests and skill sets. He worked as a mechanic for his father-in-law, Albert Trossen, at his garage. He enjoyed fixing and working on anything from cars and motorcycles to snowblowers even up through his last year. He was one of the founding members of The Sheboygan County Motorcycle Club started in 1950 in which he proudly rode his Indian motorcycle. In 1953 he wooed his soon to be wife, Joann, after taking her for a spin on said motorcycle. In 1965 he received his certificate in Transportation and Traffic Management while working for Great Lakes Homes. In the early 1970's Larry began his career in sheet metal with ABS under Bill Schloseky and then at Aldag where he eventually retired. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Local Union 18, for 40+ years.
Dedicated and loyal, Larry's life was built around his family. His children fondly remember the nine years they spent in The Top Hats, of which Larry was the President from 1969-1972. He and his wife Joann were avid bowlers. A lifelong hunter and fisherman up through the end of his life, Larry enjoyed the great outdoors! He and his family spent a great deal of time at his father's family cabin nestled on 320 beautiful acres in Whitney, Michigan.
A man of honor and service, Larry was a Life Member of the V.F.W. Post 9156 for 40+ years. In that time he served as Post Commander, Surgeon, Agitant, Historian and on the Board of Directors. Through the V.F.W. he took great pride in serving his fellow Vets, their families and his community through the charity work they do as well as the many charities they support. He worked every Buddy Poppy Drive for 20+ years and organized countless events. He expressed what a great privilege it was for him to fold the flag at hundreds of funerals for his fellow Vets over the years.
Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joann (Trossen) Seymour, their three children, David Seymour and wife Karen of Pennsylvania, Sheila Seymour of Boyd, WI, Cheryl (Jeff) Jackett of Cleveland, WI, his grandchildren Sadie Marquardt- (David) Hinojosa, Guy Marquardt and partner Anna, Elizabeth Seymour, all of Denver, CO, Jarrod Jackett, Cleveland, WI, his great-grandchild Rumi Hinojosa, his sisters Shirley Burger and Jean Hansen, his brothers Chuck (Mary) Seymour, Clarence (Jackie) Seymour, Jerry Seymour, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Larry will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan with Rev. Roger Mealiff, officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday afternoon, March 7, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and on Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service at 10:30 A.M.. Entombment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park and V.F.W. Post 9156 will providing full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and can be made to Joann Seymour and will be donated according to Larry's last wishes. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081
Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 4, 2014