CHARLESTON, IL – Robert Frank Seeley, age 86 of Charleston passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at East Harrison Street Church of God, located at 17996 East Harrison Street Road, east of Charleston. The Memorial Service, honoring and celebrating his life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Curt Weaver officiating. Inurnment with Military Services will be at a later date at the Janesville Cemetery in Pleasant Grove Township, southwest of Charleston. Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the Parkinson’s Foundation and may be mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Frank, as he was known to many, was born August 9, 1933 in Lerna, Illinois, a son of the late William George and Lucille (Drumn) Seeley. He graduated Charleston High School in 1951 and served his country during the Korean War with the United States Navy. He married Sandra Swinford on June 11, 1960 in Mattoon, Illinois. He is survived by Sandra, his loving and devoted wife of 59 years; three children, daughter, Teresa Lee and husband Bruce of Charleston, and sons, William “Bill” Seeley and Don Seeley, also of Charleston. He was blessed with two grandchildren, Danielle Camp and husband Anthony and John Lee, all of Charleston. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Dennis and Frances Morgan and a brother, Charles Seeley.
Frank worked for the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in Mattoon before accepting a position at Eastern Illinois University as a building services employee, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the East Harrison Street Church of God family. Frank enjoyed being outdoors. With springtime came mushroom hunting and gardening and as a pork producer he was busy year round. Frank enjoyed watching an occasional game of football, but most of all enjoyed activities that allowed him to be with his family, whom he dearly loved.
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