John Robert Sebey
- January 23, 1944 - October 14, 2012
- Willmar, Minnesota
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“My deepest sympathy to you Marge and your family during this most difficult time. May you find comfort & peace in our Lord Jesus Christ. You are in...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kristi Caspers - Raymond, MN
“So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
2 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Stockland - litchfield, MN
“Our condolences to John's family and friends. Class of "57". Dave & Dianne Hughes.
3 of 10 | Posted by: Dave & Dianne Hughes - Echo, MN
“Marge and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go forward without John in your lives. We pray for strength and...Read More »
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“Patrick, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and praying for peace and comfort to surround you.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kasey Baker - willmar, MN
“Hi Margie, So sorry to hear of John's death. Cancer is such a horrible thing. John was such a fun person to be around in school. My thoughts and...Read More »
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“We are sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Mike Chapman went to school with Paul...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Chapman - Lubbock, TX
“So sorry to hear of Johns untimely death.
8 of 10 | Posted by: Margie(Grane) Cocchiarella
“Marge & family - I'm very sorry for your loss.
9 of 10 | Posted by: Diane Tinnes - MN
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Johns family. I knew John from years and years of racquetball here in Willmar. We had intense battles every time...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Hall - Willmar, MN
John Sebey, 68, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, October 14, at his home in Willmar following a seven month battle with lung cancer.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in the Echo City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church.
John Robert Sebey was born January 23, 1944, in Granite Falls, Minnesota, the son of Prescott and Magdalen (Holland) Sebey. He grew up and received his education in Echo, graduating from Echo High School. In high school he played football, being on the undefeated 9-man team, basketball, baseball and competed in track and field, setting several school records. He then attended Worthington Junior College, where he continued to play football. Following college, John worked for Goodyear in Redwood Falls. On September 2, 1967, he married Marjorie Kay Weidemann in Belview and they made their home in Echo. In May 1969, they moved to Willmar, where John began a career as a sales representative for Gamble Robinson, later known as Food Services of America, retiring after 32 years. In retirement, John worked on the grounds crew at Eagle Creek Golf Club.
John enjoyed playing all sports and was a natural athlete, excelling in any sport he participated in. Before retirement, he played softball, racquetball and golf every chance he had, especially his Tuesday league and Saturday morning foursome. After retirement, he relaxed playing a little pickleball and lots of golf along with the honor of joining the "Wednesday Golf Geezers." He was a member of the Eagle Creek Golf Club, a past board member of the Eagle Creek Golf Club, a member of the Elks and Vinje Lutheran Church, serving as a past usher. He enjoyed visiting with friends at Frieda's and Cornerstone Coffee and spending time with his family at their cabin on Nest Lake.
John is survived by his wife, Marge; his children, Marci (and Todd) Iverson of Willmar and Patrick (and Laurie) Sebey of Willmar; four grandchildren, Brandon & Emma Sebey and Preston & Julia Iverson; a sister: Mary Nicholson of Lombard, IL; a brother, Paul Sebey of Havre, MT; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Prescott & Magdalen Sebey; a brother-in-law, John Nicholson; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Sebey.