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Gerald J. Seematter

May 19, 1944 — May 28, 2018

Gerald Joseph Seematter,74, Frankfort, died May 28, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer.Visitation was held Friday, July 13, from noon until 5 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel, Frankfort.A rosary service was Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church.Mass of Christian Burial was 1 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Annunciation Catholic Church. Frankfort.The pallbearers were Michael Bussman, Shawn Seematter, Gary Seematter, Jarrod Schreiner, Ron Wagner and Dennis Covell.The honorary pallbearers were Dale Foley, Dick Estes, John Schreiner, Harold Armstrong, Benny Bussman, Bob Wagner and Keith Jasko.Burial was in the Mt Calvary Catholic Cemetery.Gerald was born in Marysville, Kansas to Arthur and Elizabeth (Hurla) Seematter on May 19, 1944. He grew up on a farm near Home, Kansas and graduated from Marysville High school in 1962. He met his bride, Sharon Leupold, in Frankfort, Kansas in 1964, and they married a year later, October 16, 1965 at the Blaine Catholic Church. Gerald served as a mechanic in the National Guard during the Vietnam War stationed in Colorado. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years, but he was always a farmer at heart. He “railroaded” to support his farming habit.Gerald enjoyed celebrating the summer holidays at his pond with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his smile, love of family and habit of giving out Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to all the little ones. He will be missed and remembered by many. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws Wesley & Esther Leupold; son, Joseph Seematter; and sister, Mary Armstrong; along with many other loved ones and close friends.Survivors include Sharon, his wife of over 52 years; daughter, Julie (Robert) Sedlemeyer; sons, Daniel Seematter and David (Hillary) Seematter; brothers, Paul Seematter and James Seematter; sisters, Alice Wagner, Teresa Bussman, Anna Wilder, Lois Schreiner and Bernice Jasko; and grandchildren, Jessica, Brittany, Ava, Keene and Claire.A memorial fund is established to Annunciation Catholic Church. Contriburions may be sent in care of Padden Funeral Chapel. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald J. Seematter, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

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Friday, July 13, 2018

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Annunciation Catholic Church

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Frankfort, KS 66427

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Padden Funeral Chapel

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