ForeverMissed

Robert “Bob” Seal

Major Robert “Bob” Joseph Seal lost his battle with lymphoma and passed away peacefully on the 6th of April, 2019 in Melbourne, Florida at the age of 70. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he bravely served our nation until his retirement with full honors.

Bob is survived by his wife, Joann; children: Paul (Heidi), Paula; step-children: Chris (Lisa), Kelly (Jessica), Christie (Bob), & Brandon (Krista); siblings: William, Barbara (Tom), Benjemen (Liz); grandchildren: Alexis, Ariana, Alijiah, Austin, Emma, Amelia; great-grandchildren: Ethan and Noah; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is prec eded in death by his parents, Edward & Mary; sibling, Elizabeth; spouse, Jo; and step-son, Eric.

Bob was born on September 26, 1948 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Edward and Mary Seal. Soon after he graduated from L.P. Goodrich high school in 1966, he was drafted and then subsequently enlisted into the US Army during the Vietnam War. When he was deployed to Seoul, South Korea, he met and married his first wife, Young, and had two children.Bob graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh with a degree in Political Science. He finished his degree and completed ROTC to become an officer in the Army. Later in life he met his wife Jo, while working in Washington D.C. Together they moved to Florida and enjoyed many wonderful years before Jo’s passing.Bob spent his last few years with his third wife Joann and enjoyed traveling, working in his yard, and becoming quite the craftsman in his retirement.

Bob was a wonderful husband and father.He believed family was everything. He was an incredibly sweet and generous man.He reveled in his goofiness and always had an ever-present smile, even up to day he died.He was passionate about politics and sports.He shared that passion with his family as he watched his beloved Packers, Bucks, Brewers, and Badgers play. If you wanted to have a conversation with Bob, mention anything about family, politics or sports and he was hooked.

A celebration of Bob’s life is scheduled for 10:30 am on April 27th at the US Army Reserve Center, 9851 East 59th Street, Indianapolis, IN 66236. There will be doughnuts (Bob’s favorite) and lunch to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. It will be a casual affair and we’d love if you turn out in a Bob shirt (https://www.cafepress.com/+bob+t-shirts) that he would wear often.

In lieu of flowers, please help us honor Bob and his goofiness by donating to his family’s Team in Training site:http://tinyurl.com/TeamBobSeal. It is our quest to help cure the disease that took Bob’s life. 

Posted by Alexis Bullard on April 26, 2019
Sending heartfelt sympathy to our cousin Joann and all family. We share the feelings of missing Bob. He was a wonderful, kind, and thoughtful person. He was proud of his service to our country. We thank him for his service. In our heart we know he is free from illness and with our loving Savior.
In Christian Love,
Gene and Vi Humphrey
Posted by Alexis Bullard on April 26, 2019
In the few times we have had the honor to spend time around Bob he was such a gentleman and made everyone feel comfortable and important . We always noticed how much love he showed toward JoAnn and how happy he was to be around her . Bob will be missed and always remembered by our family .
Nick and Ava Sinardi
Posted by Kristel Vesch on April 25, 2019
Bobby, you were a such a kind and loving man who will be greatly missed. I loved your humor, your happy-go lucky personality, and your continuous smile. You were truly a gift to us all. Praying you were met by all the loved ones who passed before you. You were a beautiful soul and will be an amazing angel. Thank you for everything! Sending lots of love and prayers to all who loved you.
Posted by Barbara Wagner on April 18, 2019
Thank you for everything! You were always a pleasure to be around and have never had a dull moment with you. I wish you the best as you get to the gates of heaven. You will be missed greatly. ~Ethan Wagner
Posted by Barbara Wagner on April 18, 2019
Dear Bob,I am thankful that your ending journey was short and that your loving family could be with you. You pointing at each one of us and adding that goofy smile and twinkle in your eyes was priceless that i will always remember. I will miss you and our talks that always made be laugh and feel good.You will always be in my heart
Posted by Alexis Bullard on April 16, 2019
Grandpa, I will miss you.Your humor, laughter, care, love, and sarcasm will always be in my memory. There will never be another Robert Seal.
I love you so very much and I know that you are watching over all of us.

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Posted by Alexis Bullard on April 26, 2019
Sending heartfelt sympathy to our cousin Joann and all family. We share the feelings of missing Bob. He was a wonderful, kind, and thoughtful person. He was proud of his service to our country. We thank him for his service. In our heart we know he is free from illness and with our loving Savior.
In Christian Love,
Gene and Vi Humphrey
Posted by Alexis Bullard on April 26, 2019
In the few times we have had the honor to spend time around Bob he was such a gentleman and made everyone feel comfortable and important . We always noticed how much love he showed toward JoAnn and how happy he was to be around her . Bob will be missed and always remembered by our family .
Nick and Ava Sinardi
Posted by Kristel Vesch on April 25, 2019
Bobby, you were a such a kind and loving man who will be greatly missed. I loved your humor, your happy-go lucky personality, and your continuous smile. You were truly a gift to us all. Praying you were met by all the loved ones who passed before you. You were a beautiful soul and will be an amazing angel. Thank you for everything! Sending lots of love and prayers to all who loved you.
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Shared by Barbara Wagner on April 18, 2019

There are so many stories to be told. One i will always remember is when Bob skipped school with his friends. .Mind you bob was pretty shy and did not do  those things often. He came  home that night and i ran and said Dad knows. We knew if he would lie where he was it would be worst. Saved his but on that one. 


Your Mini-me

Shared by Alexis Bullard on April 16, 2019

 My favorite memory of you, was when you spent the night at our house. The next morning while you were drinking your normal black cup of coffee, Ethan came up to you and gave you a cookie. He proceeded to give himself one and watched the stairs to make sure Adam and I weren't coming down. He went to check on you to see if you ate your cookie, and you still had it on the table by your coffee. He told you, "Quickly papa, you have to eat before mom and dad come down." You laughed so hard and you told us about it when we came down. Ethan go upset at you, but you were so surprised that he could sneakily do something like that. You said it kind of reminded you of yourself and then proceeded to laugh some more. 

I love you grandpa and will miss you very much.