Theodore ‘Ted’ Robert Seabloom, 81, of Lynn Center, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his residence. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, in Orion. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, in Orion. A rosary service was held prior to the visitation at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Western Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities in his name.
Ted was born May 20, 1937, in rural Lynn Center, the son of Arland E. and Martha Seabloom. He passed away in the same home where he was born, surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Orion High School in 1955. Ted married Elizabeth Ann Cook at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Colona, on June 14,1958. His family helped them celebrate their 60th anniversary last summer.
Ted was an Orion School Board member from 1978-1985, a Lynn Township road commissioner from 1979 until his retirement in 2010, Trustee of the Western District Library board from 1987-2001, and a member of the Social Action Committee at Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, in Orion. He started the annual pancake breakfast at the church and also was a member of the church council. Ted was a life-long farmer and loved attending yard sales and flea markets. On the second weekend of every month, you would find him manning his booth at the flea market in Rutledge, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; children: Cindy (Debbie Sanders) Seabloom, of San Diego, Calif.; Steve Seabloom, of Woodhull; Chris (Randy) Linn, of Coal Valley; Mark (Pam) Seabloom, of Lynn Center; Tom (Julie) Seabloom, of Lynn Center; and Ann (Bill) Versluys, of Sycamore; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; one brother; and a grandson, Nathan.