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Garth R. Seehawer - Departed on Apr 15, 2017 - Oconto Falls, WI

Garth R. Seehawer

Born in Chicago, IL on Jun 18, 1937

Died on Apr 15, 2017 and resided in Oconto Falls, WI

Garth R. Seehawer, 79, Oconto Falls, formerly of Racine, died Saturday evening, April 15, 2017 at an area hospital.  The oldest of five children was born June 18, 1937 in Chicago to Carl and Althea (Mathis) Seehawer.  As an infant he moved with his parents to Athelstane before eventually settling in Green Bay where he attended public schools, graduating from West in 1955.  Following graduation from high school he attended UW-Madison, earning his law degree.

On September 12, 1959, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Moes, in Green Bay.  Immediately after their marriage the couple lived in Madison where Garth finished law school and Marilyn worked as a registered nurse. Garth began his distinguished legal career by joining a law firm in Racine, and the couple was blessed with four children. Garth was duly admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He served on the Racine County Board and the WI State Planning Commission, and was a candidate for the United States Congress and Chairman of the Racine Republican Party. Later in his career, Garth was the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Wheaton Franciscan Health System. As an avid reader and writer, he was a student of the US Constitution, published author and a person turned to for his legal expertise.

Survivors are his loving wife of 57 years, Marilyn Seehawer, Oconto Falls; their four children, Garth E. (Norma) Seehawer, Howard; Heidi (Del Jr.) Wendt, Athelstane; Scott (Nancy) Seehawer, Yorkville, IL; Michael (Monica) Seehawer, Milwaukee; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Seehawer, Howard; two sisters, Judy Wilkin, Seymour; Mary (Mike) Kreuser, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Carl and an infant grandson Matthew.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.  A private family gathering will be held at a later date.


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