Donald F. Seward , age 87, of Quincy, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at 7:01 a.m. in his home.
Donald was born September 20, 1932 in Payson, Illinois, the son of Willis and Mary Johnisee Seward. He married Norma J. Osmeyer on June 16, 1951 in Quincy. She survives.
Donald attended Payson High School later earned his GED. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict where he was a Purple Heart recipient. Following his return to Quincy, he was employed at Gardner-Denver for 39 years as a toolmaker until his retirement in 1994. He was active in the Machinist's Union. He was also an active member of Grandview Church and was a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International. After his retirement, Donald drove a school bus for the Quincy Public Schools. His favorite hobbies included camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing, fish frys, and spending time with his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Norma include six children, Judy (Gregg) Boyer of Liberty, IL, Donald (Laura) Seward of Palm Coast, FL, Vicki (Chris) Cook of Palm Coast, FL, Theresa Seward of Quincy, Ellen (Phil) Giesing of Elizabeth, CO, and David (Lisa) Seward of Saint Peters, MO.
He is survived by 16 grandchildren, Jennifer (Wyatt) Myers of Quincy, Matthew (Liz) Boyer of Quincy, Melissa (Phil) Avery of Uxbridge, MA, Jacob (Melissa) Seward of Evergreen, CO, Emily Ashley of Midlothian, VA, Sarah (Troy) Thomas of Raleigh, NC, Joshua Brown of Lexington, KY, Rebecca (Robbie) Roberts of Lexington, KY, Kara (Brian) Helm of Lexington, KY, April (Derek) Hoerath of Glenwood Springs, CO, Audrey (Wes) Porter of Elizabeth, CO, Nathanael Giesing of Elizabeth, CO, Megan Seward of Tulsa, OK, David (Elizabeth) Seward of Fort Smith, AR, and Joel and Luke Seward of Saint Peters, MO.
Donald is also survived by 17 great grandchildren, Zoe Boyer, of Quincy, Krysten Boyer and Clarah Avery, both of Uxebridge, MA, Noah and Savannah Myers, of Quincy, Mia Boyer, of Quincy, Brad (Dani) Hudson, of Quincy, Ava Ashley of Midlothian, VA, Mary Grace Seward of Evergreen, CO, Skylar Brown, Dakotah Brown, Kymber Hockingsmith, and Kalli and Bella Floyd, all of Lexington, KY; and June, Magnolia, and Evelyn Porter, all of Elizabeth.
Donald was blessed with three great-great grandsons, Klayton, Brendon, and Kenneth Frank, all of Lexington, KY.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard Seward and his wife Norma, a sister Maude Lenane and her husband Jim, four half sisters, Lennie, Mildred, Margaret and Mary Frances, a son-in-law, Chris Brown, and a great granddaughter, Scarlett Seward.
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (July 4, 2020) at Grandview Church, with Rev. Dennis Thomas and Chaplain Dave Hall officiating.
Burial: Payson New Cemetery, Payson, Illinois with full military rites conducted by Payson VFW Post 2061.
Visitation: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday (July 3, 2020) at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Illinois Veterans' Home Activities Fund for Schapers B or Grandview Church
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Norma and family,
So sorry to read about Don's passing.
You have our Deepest Sympathy.
Wanda (Mummey) O'Hara
Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy, IL, United States 62301
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