Milton P. Seehafer(1924 - 2013)

Milton P. Seehafer

Milton was born December 28th 1924, the son of the late Philip and Emma (Koenig) Seehafer, in the town of Stettin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945. On June 7th 1952, he was united in marriage to Joan M. Klapperich, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Together they raised five children and recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Milton worked for Wausau Insurance for 44 years, retiring as a property underwriting manager for the Wausau region.

Milt lived a life of service to God, his family, and his community. There was nothing more he enjoyed than being with people and helping those he loved. Milt was an exceptional dad, who was a good role model to his children. Growing up, he was very close to his parents and siblings and he passed his love of family onto his children. He was a kind man, who had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran church, where he served for over six decades. Volunteering with the Golden K and delivering mobile meals were very important to Milt.

On June 25th 2013, Milton Philip Seehafer died, with his beloved wife at his side, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. He was 88 years old. Milton will be greatly missed and his legacy will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.

Milton will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Joan, Wausau; five children, Michael (Joan) Seehafer, Wausau, Patricia Seehafer, Wausau, Carol Seehafer, Spooner, WI, Sharon (Bryan) Thacker, Athens, and Mary Seehafer, Wausau; two grandchildren, Amie (Jason) Dahl and Gregory Thacker; four great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Ganske, Greenfield; two brothers, Ralph , Punta Gorda, FL, and Merle, South Milwaukee, WI; his special adopted Trinity Family, the Gavinski's; and many other family members and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Michelle Seehafer; and four brothers, Reuben, Wilford, Norman, and Erwin.

A celebration of Milton's life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 28th, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. Reverend Zach Holdorf will officiate. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park, with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Burns Post, #388, Wausau. Family will receive guests Friday, at church, from 9 a.m. until the service. You may sign our family guestbook at


Funeral Home

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce St Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 842-3993

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on June 27, 2013