James J. Seger Sr., 93, of Mariah Hill, died Wednesday (April 27) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Mariah Hill June 10, 1922, to William John and Mary (Humbert) Seger. He married Ernestine Gogel November 8, 1941, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dale. She died January 19, 1978.
James was a self-employed farmer and retired from Mobel Inc. in Ferdinand. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. He was a World War II veteran and served in both the Asiatic and European theatres. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion 161st infantry. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and animals.
He is survived by two sons, Jim Jr. and wife Marilyn, Ferdinand, and William J. “Bill” Seger, Mariah Hill; two daughters, Mary Rickelman and husband Dave, Ferdinand, and Judith “Judy” Seger, Mariah Hill; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Thomas Seger, and one sister, Juletta Keller.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. (CDT) Sunday and from 8-9 a.m. Monday at Mary Help of Christians Church. Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 9 a.m. Monday at the church followed by burial in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.