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Tony Lee Seelow

Birth Date: February 21, 1954
Death Date: May 15, 2018

BEMENT- Tony Lee Seelow, 64 of Bement, formerly of Lovington, passed away at 12:41 PM Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Tony was born on February 21, 1954 in Decatur, a son of Francis E. and Marilyn Joan (Young) Seelow. He had worked as a maintenance millwright for Firestone and had worked for the Railroad for several years. Tony was a member of the First Christian Church, Lovington. Tony loved farming, raising sheep, hunting and working on small engines.
Surviving are his father Francis and his wife Peggy Seelow of Lovington, children- Leslie and her husband Jason Schmitt of Assumption, Jason Seelow and his wife Stephanie of State Center, IA. and Chas Seelow of Sullivan, sisters- Betty (Fred) Watkins of Shelbyville and Easter Seelow of Effingham, grandchildren- Kyle, Aaron, Mallory, Tanner, Posey and Everly as well as 9 nieces and 3 nephews.
Tony was greeted in Heaven by his mother and sister- Mary Francis Lindstrom.
Private family services will be held on Sunday May 27, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Lovington. Interment will be in the Windsor Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, Lovington.
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family. Online condolences and memories can be shared at

Video Tribute for Tony Lee Seelow:

Private Family Service
May 27, 2018
First Christian Church -Lovington
301 S. County Street Lovington, IL 61937
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  1. My sympathies to Tony's family. I last spoke to Tony during a rare return to Lovington more than 16 years ago, and I regret as I mourn his loss that there hadn't been more opportunities. We had shared many wonderful experiences with our great friends and classmates on the journey from kindergarten through graduation of our LHS Class of 1972. Whether it was Boy Scout camping trips, Panther football, Letterman's Club activities, fishing on the Okaw River or Lake Shelbyville, catching double features at the Sullivan Drive-In or struggling to stay above water in the bookkeeping class we shared, Tony was great company. His sense of humor and positive outlook always elevated the experience and made it much more fun, entertaining — and memorable — than it would have otherwise been. Rest in peace, Tony. And thanks.

  2. To Leslie, Jason, Chaz, et al,

    We extend our sincere sympathies to you all. We have great memories of your family in those times at the sheep barn at the State Fair. Those good times will remain in all our hearts forever.

    Sincerely, Dave & Ellen Kruse

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