Obituary: John Francis Seeliger

In Loving Memory

John Francis Seeliger - 1937-2011

John Francis Seeliger passed away as the result of a hiking accident at Frazier Falls near Graeagle, Calif. He was born in Reno on June 10, 1937. John Seeliger was a member of numerous civic organizations in the Reno/Sparks area. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family members.

Seeliger retired from Sierra Pacific Power in 1990 after 27 years as a systems analyst and credit manager. After his retirement, he continued to serve as a member of the board of directors and past president of the Sierra Pacific Employees Federal Credit Union. He was a long-time member of the Sparks Rotary Club, a member of the Reno Elks Lodge for more than 40 years, the Reno Rodeo Association for the last three decades, Clampers Organization, and many weekday coffee groups and breakfast clubs that meet throughout the Reno/Sparks area.

A fourth-generation Nevada native, he was born to Albert Seeliger and Francis Mack Seeliger. He was raised in Fallon, moved to Carson City where he graduated from Carson High in 1955. He graduated with a business degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1959 and enjoyed the fellowship of the ATO fraternity.

Surviving are his widow Elaine, his brother Tom, sons Paul of Reno and John of Winnemucca, daughter Sherri Nelson of Eugene, Ore., his beloved six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

A Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at Walton Funeral Home at 875 W. Second St., Reno and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8 at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church.


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