Orville Seaboy, age 80, of Summit, SD, died Friday, February 12, 2016, at his home.
A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Rev. Marion Paulis will officiate. An all night wake will take place on Thursday, February 18, at Enemy Swim Community and Culture Center. Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Waubay, SD. Burial will follow in St. James Episcopal Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the United Veteran’s Association.
Urn bearers will be Michel Seaboy, Mannie Seaboy, Christopher Seaboy, and Benjamin Seaboy. Honorary bearers include Franklin Keeble, Larry Wynde, Earl Evans, Gabriel Keeble, Beaman Seaboy, David Seaboy, and all of Orville’s family and friends.
Orville Edward Seaboy was born on January 4, 1936, in Sisseton, SD, to Edward Seaboy, Sr., and Lucy (Eagle) Keeble. He grew up in the Waubay-Pickeral Lake area. Orville served in the United States Army and the United States Air Force for a total of 15 years. While serving in the military, Orville was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Occupation Medal, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, and the UN Service Medal. He will also be receiving a Presidential Citation for his service in the Korean Conflict. Orville was united in marriage with Violette I. Walter in 1956.
After Orville’s honorable discharge, he lived in various places including California, Denver, and Minnesota. While in Minnesota, he was employed as a mechanic at Borton Motors. Orville eventually returned to Summit in 1998, where he has since resided.
Orville was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Milbank. He enjoyed tooling leather, playing guitar, watching old westerns on tv, and listening to country music on his old 8-track player. He also took pleasure in crossword puzzles and was a big fan of the rodeo.
Orville is survived by his son, Michel Seaboy of Minneapolis, MN; five grandsons: Dane Ayers, Jacke Bludorn, Mannie Seaboy, Christopher Seaboy, and Benjamin Seaboy; ten great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Keeble, Donna Seaboy O’Riley, Sharon Seaboy Cloud, and Bonita Seaboy Flammond, all of Waubay, SD; brothers: Arthur Keeble, Gabriel (Pamela) Keeble, and Beaman Seaboy, all of Waubay, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Ruby Seaboy; wife, Violette I. Seaboy; daughter, Denise Seaboy Sukut; sisters and brothers, Edward “Ken” Seaboy, Jr., Sylvia Irish, Nancy, Keeble, Catherine St. John, John Keeble, Duane Keeble, and Kathy Tulowetzke.