Wilma T. Seetin, 93
Winnebago — Wilma T. Seetin, age 93, of Winnebago, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Parker Oaks Nursing Facility.
Funeral Services were held May 2, 2011, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Winnebago. The Rev. Ronald Jobe officiated. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Wilma was born April 18, 1918, in Rushmore, the daughter of Wilber and Frauke (Groninga) Ebeling. She was born the eighth child, during a historical flu epidemic, her mother died just days after her birth. Wilma was baptized over her mother’s casket and taken to be raised by her aunt, in the Gardas family. She grew up in Sibley, Iowa, and married Alvin Arnold Seetin there in 1941. When Alvin returned from WWII, they farmed near Sibley and moved to Harris, Iowa, in 1947. In 1950, they bought their first farm near Huntley where Wilma lived until the present and raised her children. Wilma and Alvin had Black Angus cattle on the farm, Wilma had lovely large gardens, and she managed the farm after Alvin passed in 1996.
Wilma is survived by her children, Vaunda (Gary) Noerenberg, of Atlanta, Ga., George (Jan) Seetin, of Mercer Island, Wash., Verla (John) Neslund, of Atlanta, Mark (Liz) Seetin, of Alexandria, Va., Nina (Sam) Patten, of Winnebago, and Kent Seetin, of Omaha, Neb. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Ingrid, Mia, Lukas, Addie, Erika, Zachary, Nicholas, Matthew, Daniel, Calvin, Sarah, Mary and Tressa; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Daisy Ebeling, of Worthington; and many nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; her granddaughter, Susan; seven sisters; four brothers; and George and Nina Gardas who raised her.
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