Clayton Harper Seemann, age 54, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday June 14, 2012 at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. He was born on February 2, 1958 to Eugene and Elsie (Blass) Bates and lovingly raised by Harper and Betty (Vanderburg) Seemann.
Clayton graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1976 and Iowa Lakes Community College in 1978. He married Linda Gross on November 5, 1983 at the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake.
Clayton enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, watching the Rams and Lakers and any sports his kids were playing. He also enjoyed his best bud Kobe, VW 's and sports cars.
Clayton was proud to work for the City of Spirit Lake for over 24 years, up until his accident. Following his accident, Clayton was cared for by several wonderful nurses.
Clayton is survived by his wife Linda Seemann of Spirit Lake, two daughters Nicole and her husband Mitch Begley of Spirit Lake and Holly Seemann a student at UNI, a son Andrew Seemann at home, his mother Betty Seemann of Spirit Lake, brothers Bill and his wife Heike Seemann of Sioux City, Ken and his wife Julie Seemann of Oskaloosa, Skip and his wife Brenda Seemann of Spirit Lake, Arnold and his wife Laurie Bates of Milford, Roger and his wife Diane Bates of Lone Tree, half-sister Deb Nissen of Milford, and many nieces and nephews.
Clayton was preceded in death by his father Harper.
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Linda and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I remember him as such a very sweet person and always had a smile when you talked to him. He will be greatly missed here, but will be greatly welcomed with the Lord.
My prayers and thoughts are with the whole family. I remember when I lived in the apartments behind his mom and dads house Clayton was waxing his Volkswagon Jetta a bright red one, I remmember him waxing the whole thing ... more
To Clayton's family. I am a former classmate of Clayton's and was so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
To Clayton's family: My heart hurts for your loss, but know that Clayton is npw free from all pain. I am so glad that he was able to attend our 35th class reunion last summer. It was fun to visit with him. Keeping you... more
Dear Seemann family, Our hearts are breaking for you, yet again. We're so sorry to hear of Clayton's passing. But we're sure he's dancing in heaven until you can be reunited. Hugs-