Bryan P. Seward, 77, of Whiting, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Whiting Christian Church in Whiting, Iowa with Pastor Josh Weece, officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrison Cemetery near Whiting, Iowa with Military Honors provided by the United States Air Force and the Emery Johnson American Legion Post #481 of Whiting, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 18, 2019, with a prayer service at 6:30 P.M. led by Ken Carlson, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.
Bryan Paul Seward was born on January 18, 1942, in rural Whiting, to Johnnie and Neva Lenora (Foster) Seward. He graduated from Whiting High School in 1960.
He worked for Heston Manufacturing and Meyer Beef in Sioux City, and then for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 25 years before he retired as a supervisor. He also operated a lawn mower service business.
Bryan served in the United States Air Force from February 8, 1961 until his honorable discharge on November 13, 1964 with the rank of Airman First Class at the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.
Bryan married Roxanne Rene Keele on December 28, 2001, in South Dakota.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities. He loved to help others with mowing and snow removal. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and country music. Bryan was a member of the Whiting Christian Church, the Whiting City Council, Whiting Celebrate Recovery, and the Emery Johnson American Legion Post #481 of Whiting, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife, Roxanne Seward of Whiting, IA; four sons and their wives, Jeff (Jenny) Seward of Onawa, IA, Curtis (Kelly) Seward of Onawa, IA, Curtis (Stephanie) Martindale of Logan, IA, and Isaac (Amy) Martindale of Smithland, IA; grandchildren, Mindy (Nick) Holverson, Emily (Brandon) Madison, Sarah Seward, Seth Seward, Maggie Roost, Sierra Siebersma, Dian Seward, Gavin, Ella, Easton, Greyson, and Gable Martindale, and Alivia, Bryson, and Kinsley Martindale; seven great-grandchildren; one brother and his wife, Jack (Carol Ann) Seward of Marble Falls, TX; mother-in-law, Gayle (Heisterkamp) Keele of Scottsdale, AZ; sister-in-law, LaDonna (Doug) Slack of Kalama, WA; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Neva Lenora (Foster) Seward; one son, Dallas Seward; one grandson, Logan Martindale; two brothers, Danny Seward and Gary Seward; and father-in-law, Dennis Keele.
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