Charles A. Seger, 93, Jasper

charles-segerCharles A. Seger, 93, of Jasper, died Tuesday (November 8) at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in Dubois October 14, 1923, to Frank and Margaret (Schmitt) Seger. He married Geraldine Howard October 15, 1949, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, Kentucky. She died December 19, 2014.

Charles was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the European Theater during World War II. He was wounded twice in combat and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He was a member of VFW Post No. 673, American Legion Post No. 147, and was a past president of the Disabled American Veterans, Dubois County Chapter 77. He attended Georgetown University and graduated from a business college in Indianapolis. He was Postmaster for the Jasper Post Office from 1964 until he retired in 1985. He later worked at Walmart from 1987 to 2002, served as the Dubois County Recorder from 1959 to 1964, and was a member of the National Association of Federal Employees. He was a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he served on the building committee and was a Eucharistic Minister for the home bound. He was a past president and district president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a 4th degree member of the Jasper Knights of Columbus, and the Jasper Deanery president of theSerra Club. He enjoyed playing cards and hosting family and friend gatherings.

He is survived by two sons, Glenn R. Seger and wife Karen, Bishop, Georgia, and Dave A. Seger and wife Laurel, Jasper; daughter-in-law Kathleen Seger, Jasper; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Linus Seger and wife June, Astoria Oregon, and James Seger and wife Susanne, Dubois.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald J. Seger, one sister, Florentine Mathias, and five brothers, Francis, Alvin, Bernard, Cletus, and Claude Seger.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. The Disabled American Veterans, Dubois County Chapter 77, will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, the St. Meinrad School of Theology, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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