VeteranDonald Seward

Donald D. Seward, 72, of Table Grove, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born April 26, 1927, in Bernadotte, a son of Covadus Elsworth and Anna Mae Johnson Seward. He married Alice Jeanette Rose on Nov. 14, 1948, in Astoria. She died Dec. 25, 1985.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters.

Surviving are one son, Alfred of Ipava; three daughters, Donette Douglas and Marlene Toland, both of Table Grove, and Donalene Harris of Vermont; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Gerald of Beardstown and Max of Astoria; and one sister, Carlete Rose of Astoria.

He farmed in the Table Grove area and was a set-up and delivery man for Thompson Brothers Implement Co. in Table Grove and Markham-Hawkins Implement in Bushnell. He later owned and operated Don’s 66 Station for eight years. He also was a motor route driver for the Journal Star. He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a member of Astoria Christian Church in Astoria.

Services were held Saturday at his church with Revs. Terry Broady and Gary Sheets officiating. Burial was in South Fulton Cemetery in Astoria. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/2/1999


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