THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 16, 2018
Geraldine (Lauerman) Seaman, 78, of Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Born Nov. 20, 1939, she was known as "Jerry" or "Susie" to those who knew her and was raised in Marinette. She met her future husband, Micheal Seaman, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, while attending Rosary College in River Forest, Ill. (now Dominican University), where she majored in French.
They married in 1962 and first lived in Oak Park where she taught at Maine East High School. As their family grew, they moved northwest to Palatine, where they lived for almost 50 years. They had also lived in California, Florida and Germany for short periods.
She returned to teaching in her forties and was a substitute for many years. She enjoyed time at the vacation home in Door County, but her favorite activity was time with her grandchildren.
Her Catholic faith was important to her which was evident in both actions and words. She always lent a helping hand or said a prayer for those in need. An active parishioner at Holy Family in Inverness, Ill. from 1984 until her death, she shared her time and talent with an underserved Catholic elementary school on Chicago's south side, St. Michael's. She will be remembered for her cheerful disposition, generosity and the kindness she showed to all.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 55 years, Michael; four children, Thomas (Wenting), Michael Jr. (Francesca), Katie Reeves (David) and Patrick (Beth); 16 grandchildren and a sister, Joan (Lauerman) Alfredson of Menominee, Mi.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers Joe, John and Thomas Lauerman.
Visitation was held at Smith Corcoran Funeral Home in Palatine on Friday, March 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation continued at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment followed at St. Michael's the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Marinette Catholic Central Foundation, P.O. Box 762, Marinette, WI 54143.