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Donald Gustaf Julius SEESTEDT

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Donald Gustaf Julius SEESTEDT Obituary
Beloved Dad and Grandpa Owner of Seestedt Carpets Passed away at home surrounded by family on October 25, 2012, age 93. A lifelong Eastside resident, a first generation Swede, he was born in St. Paul, 1919, to Gustaf J. and Sadie M. (Peterson) Seestedt. He graduated from Johnson H.S., attended Carleton College and Stanford University, and served in the US Army. He married Jane Victor in 1949. Don worked in the floor covering business starting at age 5 until he retired as owner/ president of Seestedt's Carpet. The last surviving member of the "Whippets," a lifelong YMCA group of friends, an original member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, a whiz at the NY Times crossword puzzle, with a passion for hosta, most of all he loved his family and friends. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane and survived by his children Shelley (Graydon) Page, Steen and Sandy Seestedt; grandchildren, Peter and Andrew Conner, Emma and Brandon (Lara) Page, Gustav Seestedt and Jane Seestedt Biel and nephews, nieces and families, Barb (George) Holmquist, Tom (Katy) Victor, Chris (Nancy) Seestedt, Dana (Dan) Swanson, Missie (Jim) Weiss and Doug and Bill Bliesath. Preceded in death by his brother John and sisters Elsie Ann and Sally (Robert) Bliesath. Special thanks to Visiting Angels, especially Sarah, Jessica, Deja, Jackie and Angie. Additional thanks to Nancy Herring, Norma and Chaplin Bob Furniss from Lakeview Hospice. At Don's request a private service will be held. Memorials preferred to JDRF, 3001 Metro Blvd, Ste. 100, Bloomington, MN 55425. "God bless" 651-228-1006 www.willwerscheid.com


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Published in Pioneer Press from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2012
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