James (Jim) A. Seger, 84, of Dubois, passed away at his home in Dubois, Indiana, on Friday afternoon, November 17, 2017, as the result of an accident.
He was born in the same Dubois house on August 22, 1933, to Frank and Margaret (Schmitt) Seger. Jim was a 1951 graduate of Dubois High School. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957. He married Susanne M. Burke on October 3, 1957, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Together they owned and operated a poultry farm in the Dubois area. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2017.
Jim was a life-time, active member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, served as a volunteer and board member on the Dubois County Museum. He served 11 years on the Northeast Dubois School Board. He was on the Old National Bank Advisory Board. He received the 1975 Outstanding Conservation Farmer Award. He was also a member of the Dubois Jaycees and Dubois Community Club.
He was very family-oriented and an avid farmer and gardener. He also enjoyed yard work, golfing, fishing, watching ballgames, and playing cards.
He is survived by two daughters, Carla (Bill) Hall, Cuzco, IN, and Beth (Randy) Neukam, Dubois, IN; three sons, Doug Seger, Cuzco, IN, Dan (Brenda) Seger, Bloomington, IL, and Pat (Cheryl) Seger, Dubois, IN; 12 grandchildren, Jade Hall, Erica Neukam and Whitney Hall, Bryce Neukam and Taylor Neukam, Jacob Seger, Alison Seger, Nick Seger and Megan Seger, Crystal Seger, Brooke Seger and Jalen Seger; three great-grandchildren, Landon Uppencamp, Gibson Hall, and Rhett Neukam; and one brother, Linus (June) Seger, Astoria, OR.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Florentine Mathias; six brothers, Francis Seger, Alvin Seger, Charles Seger, Bernard Seger, Cletus Seger and Claude Seger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, Indiana, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home by St. Isidore Parish.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Parish, Dubois County Museum, or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.