THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Garth R. Seehawer
Garth R. Seehawer, 79, of Oconto Falls, formerly of Racine, passed away Saturday evening, April 15 at an area hospital.
Born June 18, 1937 in Chicago, the oldest of five children, to Carl and Althea (Mathis) Seehawer, as an infant he moved with his parents to Athelstane before settling in Green Bay where he attended public schools. He graduated from West High School in 1955 and earned a law degree from UW-Madison.
On Sept. 12, 1959, he married, Marilyn Moes, in Green Bay and they lived in Madison where he finished law school and she worked as a registered nurse. He joined a law firm in Racine and was duly admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States.
He served on the Racine County Board and the Wisconsin State Planning Commission, was a candidate for the United States Congress and Chairman of the Racine Republican Party.
Later in his career, he was Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Wheaton Franciscan Health System. An avid reader and writer, he was a student of the US Constitution, a published author and a person to turn to for legal expertise.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marilyn Seehawer, Oconto Falls; four children, Garth E. (Norma) Seehawer, Howard, Heidi (Del Jr.) Wendt, Athelstane, Scott (Nancy) Seehawer, Yorkville, Ill. and Michael (Monica) Seehawer, Milwaukee; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Seehawer, Howard; two sisters, Judy Wilkin, Seymour and Mary (Mike) Kreuser, Green Bay.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl and an infant grandson, Matthew.
No visitation or funeral service will be held. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.