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Michael Raymond Seurer passed away August 26, 2018, in Reading, PA at the age of 53. A Memorial service will be held September 21, 2018 at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in Groton at 2:00 p.m. Father Mike Kelly will officiate, with a time of sharing to follow. Please also join us for fellowship after the services. Private burial will be held at a later date.
Michael was born October 22, 1964, in Sioux Falls, SD. At age 3, he was adopted by Richard and Wava Seurer of Groton.
He attended the school for the Blind and Visually Handicap in Aberdeen, SD until he was in junior high. He came home to go to school at Groton Public School until his senior year. Mike returned to SDSBVH and graduated from there in 1982. He furthered his education at Presentation College for one year and a semester at Northern State College.
Michael went to Sioux Falls and was affiliated with a state run Learning Center for the handicapped. At this time, Michael had his own apartment. While there he learned about a school in Little Rock, Arkansas, for computer training. After training, he was hired by the IRS in Brooklyn, NY. On August of 1987 Mike moved to Brooklyn, NY and was employed by the IRS for 18 years.
Michael had a son Jake Michael Seurer, who was the most important person in his life. Also in his life was Jakes’ half-brothers Gilberto and Jonathan Guilbe whom he helped raise as his own.
In 2015 Michael moved to Reading, PA where he was associated with a Blind Group that met socially. He was vice president of this group.
Survivors are his parents Dick and Wava Seurer of Groton, his son Jake Seurer of Brooklyn NY, his sister Marti Ann Seurer of Britton SD, niece Willow Seurer of Watertown and nephew Boady Looney of Springfield VA and two “special sons” Gilberto of Rockaway, NY and Jonathan Guilbe of Austin, TX and three aunts, Carol Seurer, Elta Helgelien and Mary Kay Fliehs.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents Philip and Fern Seurer, Orley and Lavera Skogen, Ernest Klapperich and Martin and Phyllis Huber, also three uncles Kenneth Seurer, Daryl Helgelien, Darrel Fliehs.