He was born April 3, 1932 in Peoria, IL to Arthur J. and Marie C. (Weers) Seavers. He married Mary Caplan May 23, 1954 in Peoria, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving is his wife Mary of Peoria, three daughters, LuAnn (Jack) Woo of Morton, Linda (Lonnie) Rieker of rural Ohio, IL and Lisa (Dennis) Mack of Dunlap, seven grandchildren, Susan Woo, Harold Woo, Laura Rieker, Brenna Rieker, Rachel Rieker, Bryce Mack and Paige Mack, one sister, Delores Gibson of Peoria and one aunt, Katherine Braun of Metamora.
He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was honored to serve on the battleships U.S.S. Wisconsin and U.S.S. Missouri from 1951 - 1955. Harold was employed 36 years as an accountant for Central Illinois Light Company retiring from statistical engineering in 1992. He served on the CILCO Credit Union Board and participated in many charitable events at CILCO, including Junior Achievement advisor.
Harold was an avid Cardinals baseball fan, he coached little league and he played slow-pitch softball for many years. He worked as a part-time bookkeeper at The Book Emporium for 10 years, assisting in establishing new stores in Champaign, Decatur and St. Louis. He was a past president, treasurer, and tournament director of the Peoria Tennis Association.
Over the years, he played in many golf, bowling and tennis leagues. In later life he especially enjoyed golfing with his friend, Jim. During retirement, he worked at Quail Meadows driving range.
For 20 years, Harold took his family on vacation to Florida. Later, with his devoted wife Mary, Harold traveled the country, enjoying the winter months in Arizona and trips to Branson, Missouri. He enjoyed attending the annual Navy reunions of the battleships on which he served.
Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will truly be missed by all.
A visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 4 to 6 pm at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. A service will be on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:00 am with visitation 1/2 an hour prior at the Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Park of Lutheran Hillside Village will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria, or the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter. Please visit Harold's story at www.woolsey-wilton.com.