William “Pete” Seaman, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, died on Tuesday, May 9th in Westfield, Indiana. He was 78 years old.
Pete was born in Manhattan, Kansas on March 8th, 1945, to the late William and Marjorie “Midge” Seaman. He graduated from Salina High School and went on to Kansas State University. There he played on the KSU men’s tennis team and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, he, like most men of his age at the time, joined the U.S. Army and left for Vietnam.
When he returned, he met Jeri Lester, and they were married in 1974 in Kansas City. Being married to a flight attendant had its perks, and they enjoyed traveling before starting their family, and throughout their lives together.
Pete spent most of his career working in sales at Lakeland Engineering and Square D, in Kansas City and then St Louis, before retiring and moving to Indiana to be closer to his grandsons.
Pete was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with the Wood Wind Golf Club Senior League. He was an outdoorsman; enjoying hunting, fishing, bird dogs, and spending time at the Crooked Creek Conservation & Gun Club. Throughout his life, he also enjoyed biking, skiing, boating, and traveling with his wife…especially to Arizona to golf and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a loyal KSU Wildcats fan, but an even greater fan of his grandsons’ various sports’ teams and spent most weekends on the sidelines supporting them. More than anything else, Pete loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Pete is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jeri Seaman; his children, Carrie (Mark) Idzik of Carmel, Indiana and Jeff (Marie) Seaman of Phoenix, Arizona; his four grandchildren whom he loved so much, Jack and Ben Idzik and Grayson and Sloane Seaman; and his sister, Pam (John) Winter.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Flanner Buchanan-Carmel on Thursday, June 8th at 3:00 pm, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 pm. At the conclusion of the service, all are invited to attend a reception at Wood Wind Golf Club (2302 W. 161st Street, Westfield, Indiana).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or to a charity of your choice.