Larry "Sam" G. Seeman, 75, of Angola, passed Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. “Sam” as he was known to those who knew and loved him. Sam was born December 10, 1946 to the late Virgil M. and Vada M. (Berline) Seeman. Sam’s father wished for him to be named “Sam” instead of Larry' so much so that he bought him a cap with “Sam” on it and encouraged everyone in town to call him by “Sam”. Sam’s father passed just when he was 10. However, Virgil’s efforts paid off and the name “Sam” stuck.
Sam was a lifetime resident of Angola. He graduated from Angola High School, in 1965.
Sam proudly served his country in the Army.
Sam met the love of his life, Mary Alice (Trausch) Seeman one evening while dancing at the Heidelberg. They were married August 8, 1970 and have spent 51 years together. He adored her, they were inseparable.
In 1972, Sam started Tri-State Carpet Cleaning Service and handed down the business to his sons. It remains a thriving local business today.
Sam was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He always encouraged his sons to work hard and do their best in all of their endeavors. Sam’s loved ones will remember his love of coaching baseball when his boys were young, taking multiple trips a year, and spending time fishing in Canada with Mary. That resulted his famous fish fries for family and friends. He loved spending time with his grandkids, and of course loved cheering of the Detroit Lions and Tigers. He especially loved watching his Indiana Hoosier basketball games and discussing them with his youngest son, Jason.
Sam is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Jon (Kelly), Jeff (Kathy), and Jason (Erin) all of Angola; grandchildren, Hayden, Brooklyn, Boston, Isaiah, Vincent, Noah, Vada, Eli, and Luca; siblings, Richard Seeman and Judy Delamonte.
Sam was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Teegardin.
Funeral Service is 11 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2022 at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 108 S. West St., with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling is also 1-5 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the funeral home.
Sam will be laid to rest with military honors at Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont.
Preferred memorials are to Wounded Warrior Project.
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