FELCH - Roger R. Seelund, 77, of Felch, passed away peacefully Monday, June 24, 2013, at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Iron Mountain, son of the late John and Ellen (Carlson) Seelund. Roger grew up in Foster City and Felch and graduated from Felch High School.
He served in the U.S. Army as a staff sargent stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. After he was honorably discharged, in 1963, he moved back to Felch.
Roger married Jossie Sanoval on Nov. 7, 1959. He later married Nancy Pierson and she preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 1993.
Roger moved to Waukegan, Ill., and later transferred to Kincaid Station in Kincaid Ill., where he worked for Commonwealth Edison Power Plant for 35 years. After retiring in 1991, he moved back to Felch.
Roger enjoyed many hobbies including hunting and fishing, and loved socializing at all the local establishments. Solberg's and L.C.'s were among his favorite.
He is survived by Jossie, mother of Brian and Jon; two sons, Brian Seelund of Chicago and Jon Seelund of Homer, Ill.; two brothers, Richard Seelund of Felch and Bob (Karen) Seelund of Felch; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan. Funeral services will follow Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Joel Smeby will officiate.
Burial will be in Felch Cemetery. The Felch-Breen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4803 will accord military honors at graveside.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Roger or leave a condolence to his family online at JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Roger's legacy of life.