Obituary of Norman Duane Seegert
Norman Duane Seegert was born at Beyer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan on January 20, 1943. He was one of four children born from the union of Elwyn S. Seegert and Lillian Elizabeth (Lamarand) Seegert. He attended Dundee Community Schools graduating with the Class of 1962.
Norman was married to the love of his life the former, Joanne Lynn Turnbloom on September 5, 1969, by the Justice of the Peace at the Monroe County Courthouse. The couple was blessed with four children. Norman was a wonderful husband and father. Employed by Detroit Edison at their Monroe coal fire plant, he was an excellent provider for his family. Norman continued his education at Henry Ford Community College, becoming a journeyman electrician.
Being very intuitive he had a passion for figuring out how things worked. As an electrician he loved every facet of his position, and he was passionate about teaching his own skills to those around him. Norman even did side jobs to help others. His career at DTE spanned more than thirty-six years.
A lifelong Dundee resident, Norman was a member of the Dundee Oddfellows and the Southeast Michigan Antique Tractor and Engine Association, Inc. He looked forward each year to the tractor club, meet at Nike Park in Newport. A proud American he was not ashamed of his Second Amendment Right to bear arms and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Norman enjoyed people. He was very personable and seemed to like everyone. He had the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, even a complete stranger. He was a wonderful family man from the way he loved his wife, to balancing a career with being active with his children. He was always on the go playing sports with the kids, teaching them life skills, or cheering them on as they participated in their own activities.
Norman and Joanne cherished time together, with her riding on the back of his motorcycle perusing the countryside, they traveled more than 600,000 miles on their Yamaha and Honda bikes. He enjoyed poker runs and bike rallies and for many years participated on a motorcycle drill team.
Norman Duane Seegert, age 80, of Dundee passed away on Wednesday; June 7, 2023, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He had been in declining health. His passing was preceded by his parents; a sister-in-law: Sandy Seegert, a sister: Shirl Seegert, and two granddaughters: Krystal Seegert and Nannette Tracey.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his beloved wife of fifty-three years: Joanne Lynn Seegert of Dundee; four children: Norene Dowell of Jackson, Michigan, Norman C. (Cheryl) Seegert of Dundee, Michigan, Richard Seegert of Ann Arbor, and Tammy (Fritz) Knapp of Chelsea; two brothers: Roy Seegert of Northern Michigan and Daryl (Nancy) Seegert of Middlebury, Indiana; eight grandchildren: J.R. (Chelsea) Seegert, Caitlin (Matt) Robinson, Stephanie (Nick) Priess, Heather (Alex) Reich, Kelsey Crosby, Kyle Seegert, Tony (Whitney) Pena, and Bruce (Amanda) Pena; seventeen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Monday; June 12, 2023, at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156. A Celebration of His Life will follow at 7:00pm also at Merkle’s with Lee Eggert officiating. Cremation will take place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan. Private inurnment of his cremated remains will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundee.
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