An obituary was published in the Aberdeen [SD] American News newspaper on 29 September 2001. It reads:
Raymond --- The funeral for Howard E. Seaver, 80, a longtime Raymond resident will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Clark. The Rev. Donna Nickels will officiate.
Burial will be in the Garden City Cemetery with military rites by Louis F. Larson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4994 and Baker American Legion Post No. 209. Furness Funeral Home in Clark is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and prior to the service Monday at the church.
He died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at his home.
Howard E. Seaver was born Feb. 25, 1921, to Delbert and Ada (Wenner) Seaver in Garden City. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1940. He joined the Army Air Corps on Sept. 4, 1942, and did his training at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas, and at Chanute Field in Illinois. He also trained in Salt Lake City. He went overseas June 2, 1945, and served in the European Theatre. He was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and the Presidential Union Citation. He returned to the United States in 1945. He was discharged in December 1945 with the rank of corporal.
He married Joyce Franzen of Raymond on Feb. 3, 1943, at Sheppard Field. As a young man he learned mechanics and that is what he did for a living in addition to working for a construction crew for many years.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clark, was a lifetime member of Baker American Legion Post No. 209 of Raymond, and the Louis Larson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4994 of Clark.
He loved being a mechanic and enjoyed all car races on television. He also loved his family's pet cats.
Survivors include his wife of Raymond; one daughter, Beth Seaver of Aurora, Colo.; one son, Allan (Sherry) Seaver of Sheboygan, Wis.; one brother, Robert Seaver of Watertown; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Casketbearers will be Tom Riddle, Ralph Hurlbert, Bruce Schmidt, Dale Smith, Charlie Cornelius and Francis Hass.
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