Date of Death:  November 1, 2022

Service Details

The family of Roger and Linda Seelye invite family & friends to join us for a celebration of their lives and their love. You are invited to join us Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the fellowship hall in the Marcellus Methodist Church, 197 W. Main St., Marcellus, for an open house from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Obituary Notice

Linda Marie Seelye, 85, of Marcellus and Three Rivers, passed away Monday, November 1, 2022 at Safe Haven Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 16, 1937 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Berwyn and Marian (Himebaugh) Flack, she graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1955.

Growing up a farm girl, Linda often participated in 4-H at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. During her senior year of high school, she was showing dairy cows when she laid eyes on Roger T. Seelye, who had just returned home from the Korean War and was bringing pigs to the fair as part of his studies at Michigan State College. Love at first sight led to marriage on October 22, 1955.

A year and a half later, Roger and Linda purchased a house in Nicholsville, where they lived the remainder of their married life. They raised a wide variety of farm animals and developed wonderful relationships with their neighbors. She continued participation with the 4-H program as a group leader and sheep superintendent at the Cass County Fair.

Linda worked as a reading aide for Marcellus Schools and later for the Department of Social Services as a child support specialist in St. Joseph, Van Buren and Cass counties. She was a dedicated employee who made lifelong friends among her colleagues.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, painting, and cooking. Friends stopping by always found Amish friendship bread and coffee set out on the table. Roger did woodworking, and she would paint his creations. Every year they gave miniature bird carvings to their family and friends; each Valentine’s Day, anniversary, and Christmas he made special gifts for her.

Extremely competitive and super smart, Linda was a voracious reader and an avid player of online games and quizzes. She loved her jewelry and having her hair done just right. She also had a wonderful sense of humor.

Family and friends were very important to her. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren, especially taking them on an annual fishing trip.

Remaining to cherish Linda’s memory are her husband, Roger T. Seelye Sr. of Three Rivers; sons, Roger T. Seelye Jr. of Wayland and Berwyn Arthur (Amy) Seelye of Otsego; daughter, Joyce (Steve) Gyllstrom of Three Rivers; grandchildren, Alex (Ashley) Gyllstrom, Eric (Leslie) Gyllstrom, Ellie Seelye, and Jack Seelye; step-granddaughters, Abigail (Bryan) Bellamy and Molly (Mike) Werner; great-grandchildren, Gwen Gyllstrom and one due in February; nine step-great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Flack (George Summers) of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister Suzanne.

Additional Information

Donations in Linda’s memory may be directed to the Cass County Fair Sheep Department. Envelopes are available at and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind and lovely lady. She had quite a sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest. Her family was so important to her, especially the love of her life, Roger. My condolences go out to all of you.

  2. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She will be missed by everyone that loved her. Back in the early 60’s I use to love going over to Linda and Roger’s house with Jerry and playing cards and laughing and laughing…..such fun times. My sympathies go out to all the family.

  3. The Seelye Family, especially Jerry in Denver, I’m sorry about Linda passing. What a lovely, kind lady. Always with a smile and a kind word. I know in her book of life she has many chapters from everything she accomplished, with her husband, her kids, and her friends, My condolences to all of you

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. What an amazing woman she was. Loved going to her house and 4-H. I’ll always remember her beating the pants off if me in her online games which I will.greatly miss, playing the dulcimer when I was a kid and singing a song about Ole Blue the dog dying which always made me tear up and for not killing Joyce and me for breaking her antique on the tv when she told us not to play catch in the house She put up with giggly girls and always made you feel special. My sincere sympathies to the entire family I know she’s going to be missed.

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