BEARDSTOWN – Robert G. Seaman, 82, of Beardstown, died Thursday morning, Oct. 13, 2005, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
He was born June 18, 1923, in Beardstown, the son of Glen and Agnes Irene Goff Seaman. He married Fredda Hardwick June 4, 1949 at St. Alexius Catholic Church Rectory in Beardstown, and she survives.
He is also survived by several cousins.
Mr. Seaman graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1941 and began working for Schultz, Baujan and Company. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as a Marine Raider from 1943 until 1947. He received a Purple Heart Medal for his participation in the seizure of Bougainville. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed as a bookkeeper for Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church, Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post 1239 and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1007, all in Beardstown, the American Legion Post in Rushville and the U.S. Marine Raider Association.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery. Prayer services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with visitation until 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the St. Alexius Catholic Church, Elks Crippled Children Fund or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.