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G. William Bill Seaman
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G. William Bill Seaman, 1930-2015 - photo by Contributed/Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory

G. William “Bill” Seaman, 85, of Colona, IL, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island, IL, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born on May 28, 1930, in Vernon County, WI, the son of Claude V. and Leah S. Bickel Seaman.  He married Shirley Irene Miller on Sept. 3, 1955, at First Congregational Church in Hillsboro, WI.  He worked as an iron worker for the Iron Workers Local 111 in Rock Island, IL, where he was a lifetime member.  Bill proudly served in the National Guard.

Bill attended Christ Church of the Quad Cities in Colona.  He enjoyed dancing and watching high school sports.  He was a true craftsman and loved working on houses.  Bill especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his children, Bonita (Michael) Ullrich, Wickenburg, AZ; Vernon (Sarah) Seaman, Owasso, OK; Carl Seaman, Tallulah Falls, GA; Nancy (E. Kent) Pope, Williamsburg, IA; and Lee (Amanda) Seaman, Colona, IL; grandchildren, Sarah, David, Christa, Jason, Nathan, Benjamin, Daniel, Ashley, Jesse, Arielle, Katie, Will, Parker, Jonathan, Amanda, Rebecca, Ethan, Tyler and Katlyn; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Duane (Darlene) Seaman, Walker, IA, and Beulah Mae Seaman, Williamsburg, IA; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Virginia Nelson, Geneseo, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, and granddaughter Katie.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline.  Visitation was from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was at Coal Valley Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established.

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