Hugh Seetin 1930 - 2011
Funeral services for Hugh Lawrence Seetin, 80, of Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Perry United Methodist Church. Burial with American Legion/Kansas National Guard honors will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry.
Mr. Seetin died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Lawrence, the son of George Jackson and Irene Harrison Seetin. He was a 1948 graduate of Perry Rural High School and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1950 to 1952.
Mr. Seetin worked as an instrument technician for Goodyear Company in Topeka, retiring after 30 years. He was a member of the Perry United Methodist Church and was a member and Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 415, A.F. & A.M., in Perry. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Arab Shrine in Topeka and had served on the director’s staff of the Shrine. He served on the Perry City Council and as Mayor of the city of Perry. He was a member of the Kentucky Township Fire Department and American Legion Post 142 in Perry.
He married Hazel A. Ogden on Aug. 24, 1952, at Idana. She survives at home.
Other survivors include one son, Richard Seetin and wife Dee, Perry; one daughter, Marcia Wilson and husband Steve, Perry; two brothers, David Seetin, Kansas City, Kan., and Roy Seetin, Perry; one sister, Reba Bigelow, Seattle; four grandchildren, Shannon Heston, Haley Winfrey, Bailey Seetin and Ryan Seetin; and two great-grandchildren, Barrett and Harper Heston.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Fay, Elbert, Charles, Alvin, Durel, Gale, Howard and Terry.
The family will meet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Perry United Methodist Church, with Masonic service rites at 6 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Shriner’s Hospital Traveling Fund of the Arab Shrine of Topeka or to the Perry United Methodist Church, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.