Celebrating the life of Douglas Seelye
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Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be an Order of the Eastern Star service, followed by a memorial service, at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday November 8, 2020, at the Rockwood State Park in Morrison, IL. Rev. Bill Howie will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in the Dutchtown Cemetery – Milledgeville, IL. Memorials to Order of the Eastern Star Clinton Chapter #65 – Camanche, IA, and The Wishing Tree at Resthave Home have been established.
Doug was born February 25, 1944 in Stanford, KY to Joseph Henry and Mary Josephine (Bailey) Seelye. He was educated in the Chadwick, IL grade schools and was a graduate of Chadwick High School. On February 29, 1980 he married JoAnn Heller in Morrison. Doug was employed as a sales representative for various companies. He was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church and also the Morrison Ambulance Association. For 20 years he was on the Board of Directors and was a past president of Advantage Credit Union in Morrison. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge-Fulton City Lodge #189 AF & AM, the Order of the Eastern Star in Camanche, IA, and International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, receiving the Cross of Colors. In 2014 Doug was Grand Companion to the Grand Ruth of the Candlelighters Grand Family for the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also Iowa’s Eastern Star Representative to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He served as a State Dad for International Order of the Rainbow for Girls – Clinton Assembly #3. Doug enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn, of Morrison; five sons, Kevin (Kelli) Heller of Sterling, IL, Rory (Pamela) Heller of Noblesville, IN, Scott (Sherri) Seelye of Eureka, CA, Steve (Shawn) Seelye of St. Louis, MO and Mark (Donna) Seelye of Waterloo, WI; eighteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a half-brother, Ron (Adele) Nye of Morrison; a sister-in-law, Donna Nye of Fairhaven, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step father, Ken Nye; a daughter, Toni JoAnn Heller-Ross; two half brothers, Jim and Tom Nye.
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