Obituary – Jack W. Seymour of Leaf River, Illinois

Jack W. Seymour - 81

10/17/1932 - 5/31/2014

Leaf River, IL

Jack W. Seymour, 81, of Leaf River, died Saturday May 31, 2014 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. He was born Oct. 17, 1932 in Girard, IL the son of Earl & Irma (Burd) Seymour. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Sundstrand Corp. after 30 years of service and was an active and proud member of UAW Local 592. He also had a diary farm, was a member of East Rockford Pigeon Club, was an avid deer hunter, and loved working on John Deere tractors and watching western movies. Survivors include daughters, Cheri (Kevin) Bielema of Sellersburg, IN and Wendy (Joe) Kerwin of Leaf River; son, Wayne Seymour of Rockford; grandchildren, Brian & Ami Schelling, Scott & Tonya Snyder, Carrie Groom, Jennifer Seymour, and Brandon Blake; six great grandchildren; and special friend of 13 years, Melba Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Phyllis, granddaughter, Erica Bielema, and sister, E. Joanne Kruse. Funeral services will be held Wed. June 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron with Pastor Randy Snider and Jake Groom officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM in the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Touched By Suicide prevention group. 

Visitation: Tuesday 5:00-7:00 PM at FHG-Byron 

Service: Wed. 10:30 AM at FHG-Byron