John Wesley Seaman

June 23, 1950-June 4, 2021

John Wesley Seaman

was born June 23, 1950,

in Paterson, New Jersey to

John and Johanna (Ben-

nett) Seaman. He attended

elementary school in

Prospect Park, NJ and

high school at Manchester

Regional, graduating with

the class of 1968.

Wes enlisted into the

US Air Force on No-

vember 26, 1968. He

served honorably during

his four years of service to

our country and was

discharged from active

duty on May 1, 1972.

Wes returned to New

Jersey and started work at

a furniture moving com-

pany. He also helped his

parents operate the corner

sweet shop that is still

remembered by friends,

patrons and neighbors to

this day.

Wes was united in mar-

riage to Karen Muilenburg

on November 27, 1976.

They made their home in

Haledon, NJ. Wes became

an entrepreneur, starting a

baseball card shop. He

was a lover of sports,

especially baseball and

cheered for the Mets his

entire life.

Wes felt the call of his

military days, along with

the comfort and comra-

dery he felt while sta-

tioned in Minot, ND

which led to a move with

his family back to the

Magic City in 1988. He

owned and operated Hole

in the Wall Baseball Cards

and was a staple of the

flea markets in Minot for

many years. Wes also

worked as a longtime

delivery driver for the

Minot City Laundry,

meeting many people he

called friends during his

tenure. Conlin’s furniture

and a final job as a

Speedy’s delivery driver

completed his career of

service to others, retiring

in 2017.

Wes was an avid collec-tor of sports cards, stamps

and coins. He was a life-

long advocate of recycling

everything possible and

taught his kids value of a

coin ‘found’ on the


Wes attended Southside

Church of the Nazarene in

Minot and was a member

of many card and stamp

clubs during his lifetime.

He cherished his entire

family deeply all the way

down to his four-legged

feline companions. Wes

will be missed by all who

knew him as a husband,

father, grandfather, broth-

er, uncle and friend.

Those blessed to share

in his life include his lov-

ing wife of 44 years,

Karen, Minot; children

Dave (Helen) Seaman and

Renee (John) Rehak, both

of Minot; grandchildren

Jimmy Seaman, Steven

Seaman, Rylan Seaman,

Nick Ziebarth and Alyson

Bergeron, Hannah Rehak,

Sophia Rehak and Zoe

Rehak; sister Joanne (Ron)

Burns, Portland, ME;

nieces Rhonda

Burns-Newcomb and

Wendy Larson and

nephew Brian Burns.

Wes was preceded in

death by his parents.

Celebration of Wes Sea-

man: 10:00 a.m. Monday,

June 14, 2021 at South-

side Church of the Na-

zarene, Minot.

Graveside Service: 3:00

p.m. Monday, June 14,

2021 at the North Dakota

Veteran’s Cemetery, rural

Mandan, ND.

Visitation: Sunday,

June 13, 2021 from 3:00

p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to Southside Church of

the Nazarene, Trinity

Hospice or to an organiza-tion of the donor’s choice.

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