DIXON – Clarence A. “Sonny” Seagren Jr., 90, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of Dixon, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Franklin Grove. Clarence worked for Commonwealth Edison for 38 years before retiring.
He was born March 3, 1923, in Dixon, the son of Clarence and Elizabeth (Gerdes) Seagren Sr. He married Esther Mae Schantz on Nov. 3, 1945, in Dixon. Clarence served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Dixon.
Survivors include his wife, Esther, of Dixon; three daughters, Carole (Mick) Scarantino, Linda (Dave) Boehme, and Susan Packer-Devine; one son, Charles Seagren; one sister, Darlene Zerbe; 19 grandchildren, Tani (Greg) Long, Brian (Tisha) Seagren, Sarah Seagren, Elizabeth Pyse, Christie Seagren, Alicia (Todd) Carlson, Josef (Christine) Scarantino, Carmen Sander, Carissa (Tavo) Vilchis, Jacob (Emily) Packer, Alina (Mark) Lofgren, and Michael Packer; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Harold and Bernard Seagren.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bunyon Cocar, pastor, officiating. Burial with full military graveside honors will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
Life’s Clock – The Clock of life is wound but once; and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed; to lose one’s health is more; to lose one’s soul is such a loss as no man can restore. The present only is our own; live, love, toil with a will; place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still!
A memorial has been established to First Baptist Church in Dixon.
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