John R. "Jack" Seeger
John R. "Jack" Seeger was born Jan. 14, 1925 in Bucyrus, Ohio. His parents were Edwin and Florence Seeger. The evening of Feb. 16, 2007, he and his wife were passengers in a two-car collision in which Jack was fatally injured, in Sarasota, Fla. They had been spending winters at Pelican Cove in Sarasota since his retirement.
Jack is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Blackwell Seeger; his son Jeffrey (Melanie) Seeger; grandchildren Elliot and Christina; his daughter Jill Woodman; and granddaughter Molly. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date (during the summer) at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in River Hills.
Jack graduated from Wauwatosa High School in Wauwatosa, January of 1943. He entered the University of Michigan that same year as part of the Navy V-12 Program on active duty. He graduated in 1946 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and subsequently honorably discharged from the Navy at Pleasanton, Calif. with the end of World War II. He then entered law school at UW-Madison, receiving a Dr. of Law in 1949. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi.
Jack joined Andrus and Sceales Patent Attorneys in Milwaukee, where he collaborated on the development and marketing of the Big Stinky Fly Trap.
In 1956 he joined Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) of Waukegan, Ill. as their corporate attorney, while residing in Lake Bluff, Ill. Ten years later, he became OMC’s division manager of Evinrude Motors in Milwaukee and vice president of OMC.
In 1975, Jack joined the Milwaukee School of Engineering as legal counsel and corporate vice president, where he remained until his retirement in 1990. He and Joan have been residents of Mequon.
During his career he was a longtime member of Rotary, as his father was, the Wisconsin Bar Association and the Navy League. He loved his wife and children. He was an avid Packer fan and his hobbies included hiking, travel and boating. He enjoyed vacationing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, jazz music, and time spent with old cronies and lifelong friends.