Obituary – Seeliger, Margaret Eunice (Nelson)

Class of 1936

1936 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Margaret Nelson

– daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nelson was born January 18, 1919, in Noble county, Perry, Okla. She attended Shiloh School, District 45 and Perry High School, Perry, Okla.

She has been a Girl Reserve and in the Glee Club.

She has attended school for four years without missing a day, and is a member of the National Honor Society.

She is especially interested in business. She is going to attend a business college next year.

Margaret Eunice (Nelson) Seeliger

January 18, 1919 – October 27, 2007

Margaret Nelson Seeliger, 88, of Perry, Oklahoma, long-time Noble County resident, was the daughter and last surviving child of Harry and Fern (Edwards) Nelson.

She was born January 18, 1919 at the family home on a farm near Morrison, Oklahoma and died Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Green Valley Nursing Home in Perry.

Margaret was raised on a farm near Morrison and moved to Perry to live with her grandmother and attend Perry High School.

She and Lawrence “LA” Seeliger were married on August 16, 1940 in Perry. They resided on a farm near Morrison for years, where they raised three children, participated in 4-H and FFA and never missed Morrison basketball games.

Margaret was a charter member of Golden Circle Home Demonstration Club and was active in Oklahoma Agricultural Extension Service activities.

In 1968, Margaret and Lawrence moved to Perry. She and her husband were married for 40 years before his death on July 23, 1979.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at the Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion in Grace Hill Cemetery. Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry. There will be a family visitation from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2007 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Companion Hospice or Parkinson’s Research in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.

Margaret is survived by one daughter, Judith “Judy” Reichardt and her husband, Alan, of Helotes, Texas; one son, Keith Seeliger and his wife, Audrey, of Maud, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Brett and Kyra Reichardt of Riverton, Kansas, Bennett and Vicki Kennedy, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, Carl and Brooke Seeliger, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Lawrence and Toni Rae Seeliger of Crescent, Oklahoma, Larry and Carrie Seeliger, of Fairfax, Oklahoma, Cador Seeliger, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Dodge Nichols, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; and11 great-grandchildren, Kable Reichardt, of Riverton, Kansas, Kohl Kennedy and Kade Kennedy, both of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, Garrett Seeliger and Caitlyn Seeliger, of Perry, Oklahoma, Layne Seeliger, Galin Seeliger, Kadin Seeliger, Jaylea Seeliger and Kobyie Seeliger, all of Crescent, Oklahoma, and Dayton Seeliger, of Fairfax, Oklahoma.

In addition to her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by one son, Larry Seeliger, her parents, Harry and Fern Nelson, and three sisters, Clarice Tyler, Evadna Nelson and Ruby Collins.