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Carroll M. Seward, 92 of Lima, Ohio died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:14 A.M. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

Born Friday, June 27, 1919 in Bremen, Ohio, he was the son of the late Edward Seward and the late Hazel Meyers Seward.

Mr. Seward married Reba E. McBride on October 30, 1944; she preceded him in death on March 31. 2006. He was a mechanic for the R.G. Dunn Factory, a charter member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, and a member of the Teamsters Local #908. He served in the United States Navy during WW II from 1942 to 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Indiana and was the recipient of one Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Ribbon. He participated in nine operations in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater

Surviving are: a son, Edward (Janet) Seward of Lima, OH; two daughters, Mary Lee Akins of Lima, Ohio and Ellen (Rick) Hire of Belle Center, OH; seven grand children Marc Baxter, Brad (Amie) Baxter, Andrew (Dana) Hire, Aaron Seward, Karis (Sean) Thines, Heidi (Rich) Titus, Collin Seward; five great grandchild, Joey Baxter, Lily Baxter, Zoey Baxter, Ethan Hire and Meredith Hire.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Seward, and a sister, Margie Davis.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home with Rev. David Thompson officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW Post 1275 at the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Rita's Hospice, 959 W. North St., Lima, Ohio 45805

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com

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