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Obituary for Dennis D. Seas

Dennis Dean Seas, age 68, died on March 28, 2018, at the Three Links Care Center after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Dennis was born on December 23, 1949, in Northfield, MN to Vernon and Anna (Eikum) Seas. While growing up he developed a love for athletics. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1968, after lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He truly was a natural athlete. He enlisted in the Navy in the fall of 1968 and proudly served his country for four years. As an aviation electrician, he spent most of his […]

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Dennis Dean Seas, age 68, died on March 28, 2018, at the Three Links Care Center after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

Dennis was born on December 23, 1949, in Northfield, MN to Vernon and Anna (Eikum) Seas. While growing up he developed a love for athletics. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1968, after lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He truly was a natural athlete. He enlisted in the Navy in the fall of 1968 and proudly served his country for four years. As an aviation electrician, he spent most of his time on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. He literally sailed around the world, as the Saratoga was the first east coast carrier to deploy to Viet Nam.

Two months after leaving the Navy in 1972 he met the love of his life, Carolyn Jean Wing. He and Carolyn were married on November 17, 1973. Dennis became an Architectural Draftsman after graduating from Rosemount Technical College in 1974. He first worked for local architect, Jim Bragonier, and then spent several years working for Felix Thielges Construction in Lakeville. In 1990 he started his own drafting service, Northfield Plan Service. Working from his home, he drew and designed many house plans for area contractors before retiring in 2012.

Dennis always had a love for cars, which included a 1965 GTO and his most recent car, a 1967 Nova SS. He was an active member of the Sundowners Car Club. Dennis was also an avid bowler and played softball until he was 58 years old, spending the last years playing with his sons on the same softball team.
Dennis was most proud of his three children, Kristen, Brian, and Stephen. He never missed a baseball game or music concert. Dennis and Carolyn took many camping trips with the kids, and continued to enjoy camping and traveling after the kids were grown.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Carolyn, daughter Kristen Seas Trader (Michael), sons, Brian Seas (Amanda), and Stephen Seas (Jenny) and three grandchildren, Norah Seas, Brenden Seas, and Duncan Trader. Also surviving him are his brother Wayne, his sister Carol Sirek (Duane), his mother-in-law Marilyn Wing, sisters-in-law Gerry (David) Seaburg and Rhonda Nelson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Anna Seas and his father-in-law Fred Wing.

Services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, beginning at 11 AM at Northfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Monday, April 2, 2018, from 4 PM to 7 PM at Bierman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family wants to thank the Three Links Care Center staff for their remarkable and compassionate care of Dennis these last years. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Three Links Care Center. Arrangements are with Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

11:00 AM - April 3, 2018


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Northfield United Methodist Church
1401 Maple St, Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - April 2, 2018 - 7 PM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

6 Comments

  1. Andy Matson

    Dear Brian, Kristen,Carolyn and family. Sorry for your loss. Dennis was a very nice man. I knew him in passing watching Brian play baseball in the late 90’s, graduated with the always impeccably dressed Kristen, knew Carolyn through the bank. I remember he had a big smile, enjoyed watching sidewinder Brian pitch. Quality guy. My very deepest condolences.
    Andy Matson

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    • Carolyn

      Thank you Andy for the wonderful words. Dennis was indeed an quality guy and I and the kids were so blessed to have had him in our lives.

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  2. Paul Ellingboe

    Dear Carolyn and family, please accept my deepest condolences. I loved playing football with Denny. He was a stout lineman. Very tough. Denny will be deeply missed by the class of 68. I cannot make the funeral as I will be in CA next week. Paul Ellingboe

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    • Carolyn

      Thank you Paul. Dennis was a tough player and a compassionate man off the “field of battle” 🙂 His long struggle is over and he can finally be at peace. We were all blessed to have had him in our lives.

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  3. David E. Johnson

    My condolences to the family. I played on the same High School basketball team as Dennis. He was quite the competitor. I also battled him in Northfields first Home Run derby held at Babcock field in 1972. Again my sincere condolences. Dave Johnson

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  4. Cullen Nelson

    Seas Family-
    I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Dennis watching and supporting our teams when Steve and I played baseball and basketball together. He was always there and was positive. I know my dad (Joe) and Dennis are telling stories and hanging out like they did at our games.
    Sincerely,
    Cullen Nelson

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