May 10, 1948 - September 27, 2017
May 10, 1948 - September 26, 2017. Dan died peacefully at home after a gallant 15-month duel with pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Mary (Miller) Seelman, his brother John, sister Mary Ann Mathews, and brother-in-law Dick Mathews. Survived by his siblings Sister Monica Seelman, BVM, Joe (Pat) Seelman, Carol Johnstone, Teresa (Jim) Connell, Peggy (Tom) Cavanaugh, Bob Seelman and Cathy Seelman, by 26 nieces and nephews and 46 grand-nieces and -nephews, by a large, vibrant and supportive extended family, and by the wide circle of dear friends he cultivated and maintained throughout his life. Danny delighted in corny jokes, harmless pranks, and shaggy-dog stories. He considered it an ongoing personal challenge to bring a smile to the face of each and every person he encountered.
Funeral services on Monday, October 2nd at Gesu Church, 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, with visitation from 4:00-5:45 pm, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00pm. Limited parking is available: Lot “J” located south of the Church and accessible via 11th Street, Lot “F” located on 12th Street between Wells and Wisconsin Avenue, or the MU parking structure on 12th and Wells. An electronic voucher, needed to exit the parking structure only, can be obtained from a funeral director in Church. Burial will be on Tuesday, October 3rd at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:00am. Please meet outside the cemetery’s main office on Nash Street east of 76th Street at 10:45 am.
The family is grateful to Dan’s doctors and caregivers at Columbia/St. Mary’s Hospital, and to Cheryl and the other visiting nurses from Horizon Hospice Care, for their skillful and compassionate care. Memorial donations may be made to the House of Peace, the Sisters of Charity of the BVM Retirement Fund, or Gesu Parish.