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Mrs. Milrae Jean Johnson Kruse Seaman

Holman Funeral Home of Ozark

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Posted by: Holman Funeral Home
Date: Aug 27 2023 3:32 PM

   Mrs. Milrae Jean Johnson Kruse Seaman, a resident of Ozark received her crown of life Saturday morning, August 26, 2023. She passed away peacefully at Flowers Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old.

   A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Seaman will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Ozark with Reverend Chad Ingel officiating. Interment will be in Tekamah, Nebraska at a later date. The family will receive friends in the church Tuesday from 10:00 A. M. until service time.

   Serving as pallbearers will be Douglas Kruse, Ethan Kruse and Cody Kruse. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Kruse, Stephen Kruse, Cameron Gates and Jeremy Fishman.

   Mrs. Seaman was born August 6, 1932 in Minden, Nebraska to the late Alfred O. and Matilda Jensen Johnson. She was the youngest of four children: Kenneth, Mabel (Unsinn), and Lester. During her high school years, she met Carl Kruse who was eight years her senior, a World War II Veteran and the Postmaster in Hildreth. Carl proposed to her, and they were married on 18 September 1949. To their marriage were born four children, Randell, Roxann, Rodney and Russell. She was active in the VFW Auxiliary and was President for the State of Nebraska 1964-1965 at the age of 31. Following Carl’s death in 1979, Milrae moved from Tekamah, Nebraska to North Hollywood, California, where her sister, Mabel, lived. Milrae worked as secretary to Dr. Khalil Seyrafi, who was instrumental in the research and development of night vision goggle technology which is used world-wide by aviators and ground personnel. Milrae was responsible for typing, editing, and publishing his books all while managing his apartment buildings.

   She met and married Paul Seaman of Reseda, CA in 1984. They enjoyed traveling the world and visiting family and friends. She was involved with the VFW, DAV, and Loyal Order of the Moose, where she became Senior Regent for the California area. Following Paul’s death in 2000, Milrae moved to Ozark, AL in 2002 and started the final chapter of her life. She enjoyed watching her Alabama grandsons grow up even if she didn’t understand soccer. She made many trips to Seattle and Dallas to see her family. She became active in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church as secretary and regular member. She worked with Caring Hands, Hospice, and the Retired Officers Wives Association on Fort Rucker. Milrae loved to crochet. Through her talented hands she has touched thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people with afghans, baby afghans, bedspreads, booties, scarves, hats, scrubbies, pins, table doilies and even a wedding dress for her daughter Roxann. The pictures located in the church are her creation. A conservative estimate is more than 1,000 afghans and 10,000 plus crafts and handouts over her lifetime.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Kruse; her second husband, Paul Seaman; her son, Rodney Kruse; and a grandson, Michael Carl Pishnick. She is survived by one daughter, Roxann Pishnick (Michael) of Austin, Texas; two sons, Randell Kruse (Vicki) of Seattle, Washington; and Russell Kruse (Roxanne) of Pensacola, Florida; eight grand children; Alicia, Kristi, Meagan, Ryan, Douglas, Stephen, Ethan, and Cody; and six great grand children; Kaiden, Alexia, Samuel, Juliet, Reagan, Reese and her sister-in-law Joyce Johnson of Omaha, Nebraska.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her grandson’s endowment designation:Pishnick-Diabetes

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Mrs. Milrae Jean Johnson Kruse Seaman

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