Eugene H. ‘Gene’ Seegers

Sept. 22, 1924 - Aug. 30, 2006

Eugene H. "Gene" Seegers, 81, of the town of Ixonia, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. Born on Sept. 22, 1924, in Saskatchewan, Canada, he was the son of Henry and Viola (nee Wallace) Seegers.

Gene married Sarah Ann Olson on Oct. 14, 1950, and resided in Waukesha most of his life.

He grew up on the family’s farm, and then worked for Wern Farms before beginning his life’s work in the excavating business, Seegers Brothers Excavating. Gene was a kind, gentle person to everyone, and his family is grateful he touched their lives with his kindness and love.

He is the beloved father of Mark (Melinda) Seegers and Beth May (Michael) Wroblewski; dear grandfather of Paula (Craig) Brusch, Katie Seegers, Laura (Jay) Ellingson, Maia Wroblewski and Sonja Wroblewski; and loving great-grandfather of Andrew, Emma and William Neis. He is also survived by his brothers, Warren (Carol), Lawrence (Diane) and Gerald (Shirley); a sister, Helen (George) Brucker; brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Elizabeth Toshner; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Leo, and his sisters, Rosella Seegers, Edna Giesegh and Mildred Boyd.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 413 S. Second St., Watertown, with the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home, Watertown, is serving the family. For more information, call (920) 261-3439 or visit online at