Charles A. Seberger

18 July, 19388 February, 2020
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Charles A. Seberger, 81 of Spring, Texas passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 18, 1938 in Newport, Rhode Island to Alfred Frank and Mary Frances (Flannery) Seberger. Charles graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1957 where he met the love of his life, Nelma Dobbs. They married November 23, 1957. Charles served in the United States Coast Guard from 1955-1961; he was owner and operator of A-OK Service Systems for over 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their Galveston beach house. Charles loved fishing, coaching baseball and restoring classic cars. He was a member of the Houston Classic Chevy club.

Charles is survived by his loving wife and constant companion for 62 years; Nelma Seberger; 2 sons; Steve Seberger and wife, Brenda of LaGrange; Dennis Seberger and wife, Melissa of Spring; 5 grandchildren, Kelly Mozisek and husband, Wade; Travis Seberger; Brooke Conaway and husband, Jeff; Tanner Seberger and fiancé Kendall Wilks; and Macey Seberger; great-grandchild, Rylee Mozisek; brother, Jerry Odle and sisters, Trudie Lopez and husband, Al; and Mary Labbe and husband, Steve. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary Seberger and brother, Duke Goodnight.

A funeral mass will be celebrated, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church (7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Tx) with the Very Rev. Norbert Maduzia Jr., E.V., D.Min officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 9:00pm with a vigil with rosary at 7:00pm. Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Seberger, Tanner Seberger, Wade Mozisek, Jeff Conaway, Garrett Howard, Steve Labbe, Jerry Odle and Archie Henderson.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Charles’ memory to the St. Pius X High School Athletics Fund. Mail to St Pius X High School, c/o Katie Kubiak 811 W. Donovan St. Houston TX 77091


  • Visitation Friday, 14 February , 2020
  • Vigil with Rosary Service Friday, 14 February , 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 15 February , 2020


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Tanner Seberger

2 March 2020

Papa was the epitome of a loving, hardworking man.

He was always working on something! Sometimes it was the beach house, where we spent countless summers fishing, going to the beach and celebrating Papa’s birthday. Other times it was his ‘56, the car we took to many car shows and spent some great quality time in together. He took pride in working with his hands and doing the little things right.

Papa was always working to provide for his family or improve someone else’s life. He would do anything for a customer, friend or family member in need. He was a role model for selflessness.

He was always my biggest fan. Papa was there for so many of my football games and baseball seasons. He was always there to cheer me on and I know he’s still cheering me on and watching over me.

But most importantly, Papa has shown me what it takes to be a loving husband and family man. Mema and Papa’s marriage serves as an example of a faith centered, unwavering and unconditional love to Kendall and I.

Gone but never forgotten. Until we meet again. We love you Papa.

Melissa (cont’d) Seberger

2 March 2020


This memory I share, will always stay with me.

As the battle intensified, your communication had decreased tremendously. One early morning, like 1am, it was time for your next dose of medication. I did not want to disturb you as you had finally gone to sleep from a restless day. I softly called your name, you opened your eyes gently and replied in a whisper “my angel”. I knew then dad I was no longer nurse Ratchet. I knew then what God had revealed in my heart....was how much you loved me.

Love you always pops. Until we see you again.
Forever and always, your loving daughter in-law

Melissa (daughter in-law) Seberger

2 March 2020

Hey Pops, remember me? ...your daughter in-law (a.k.a. Nurse Ratchet :). It’s hard to believe you’re no longer with us, on this earth, sharing family time, joking around making us laugh.. The days are passing by so fast dad , I miss you terribly!

I have a web of emotions going through me right now and many times the tears just come. Writing this note is hard. How can I honor the best father in-law ever? Words can never express my true feelings. It’s overwhelming. I have to trust and believe in my Lord and savior. I put my trust in his healing and draw from his strength, comfort and love. There will come a day, when these feelings will lessen. He’s with me always.

The journey was hard dad, but you never gave up. You fought a good fight. I saw that many times when I was with you. Your kindness to others, sense of humor, respect for people, love and charm never left you, even on your hardest days. These past 7 months have been stressful, chaotic and exhausting, but being around you dad walking your journey, I’ve witnessed so many blessings. When I reflect the times together, the changes you were experiencing, I saw the good Lords hand holding you up, holding mom and our family together. He was with us on that journey every step of the way. Being together these last months, you’ve taught me to be more patient, to be kind, and have a positive outlook, no matter the circumstances.

Family was always important to you and mom. I’m so happy and proud to know our children knew their papa. You were a major part of their lives. I know that not everyone has that experience of having awesome grandparents and I thank God for that. I now see and understand the man who raised my husband and made him who he is today. Thank you dad. We’re strong together. We witnessed a true bond between you and mom.


Travis Seberger

27 February 2020

Always determined and never wavered by adversity, I have memories and lessons about life that i will cherish forever.. He taught me so much about fishing and with that he taught me an incredible value, patience. I always remembered him walking the bulkheads in the canals, back and forth, some days catching nothing, some days catching a flounder you couldn't fit in the cooler. He taught me that nothing in life comes without time and effort. Ill always remember him for lessons like these..

Miss you papa..

Dennis Seberger

27 February 2020

I would like to personally thank everyone for their support of my family. Thank you for reaching out to us through text, calls, prayers, cards, flowers, donations and your presences Friday and or Saturday.
Dad has been instrumental in every aspect of my life. He didn't have his father in his life so he made sure he was always there for us. He coached Steve and I in youth baseball and football. He loved the outdoors. We spent many weekends camping and fishing. Later, Dad and Mom bought a river house and beach house that our family loved to visit. They made sacrifices to send Steve and I to St. Pius. There I meet some of my best friends and my future wife Melissa. St. Pius helped put us on the correct path in life.
Dad taught us nothing is free and you must earn everything you get in life. Work hard, be fair, and be honest.
He loved his grandkids and was very proud of their accomplishments.
In my life, a week never passed that I didn't talk to or see him. Our family business kept us in constant contact.
Our family faith is strong and we know he is in a better place.
Thank you Dad for your love, support, and guidance.
Love You.

Paula Hopper

26 February 2020

To the Seberger family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Seberger was a great man, we loved his stories and always made us laugh. He will be missed, your family have been in our prayers.

Mike and Paula Hopper

Steve and Brenda Seberger

25 February 2020

Dear Dad,

We miss you so much already, but we know you are in a better place now where there is no more pain and suffering! We know that you are at peace and that you were ready to go into the hands of our Lord! We were so happy that we were with you as you took your last breath and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven!

We were so lucky to have you on this earth to nurture and guide us through life. We thank you for your never ending support and for always being there for us when we needed advice! We will never forget all the wonderful memories we made from College Baseball games, dancing at Dance Town USA, trips to the Trinity River house, and of course the many good times at the Galveston Beach house….our children were raised on chilling at the beach, fishing off the bulkhead, boat rides in the canals, and riding with their PaPa in the golf cart around Sea Isle! We will always cherish these wonderful memories that you made possible!

Your Vigil, Funeral Mass, and Coast Guard Flag presentation were absolutely beautiful and so touching….truly fitting for such a wonderful man who touched so many lives! This was evidenced by the many family and friends who came to pay their last respects and by the many kind words spoken. We love you so much, Dad, and we will forever hold you in our hearts and minds until we meet again in Heaven!

Steve and Brenda

Mary Labbe

17 February 2020

My brother Charles
It is hard to visualize a world without him. He’s just always been there. I have come to believe that there comes a time when we “wake up” to things in the world. That moment when you see someone for the first time although they’ve always been there.
It’s all about timing, about the moments we become aware.
I had my wake up moment with Charles, I was about five years old I think. I was sitting on the couch in the living room on Spence Street. I could see him in the yellow bathroom at our house. He had a towel wrapped around his waist and was combing his hair, getting ready, I’m guessing for a date with Nelma, the love of his life. The love of his ENTIRE life.
For me, there is something miraculous about that one thing.
Charles and I didn’t grow up together. He was about fifteen years older than me. We were the bookends of the family.
He ran ahead of me in time and I watched his life unfold. A very different life from what he started with. He was already a role model for me, but I didn’t know it yet. He was showing me that life is what you make of it. This is what I believe when I think about Charles: There was absolutely no reason for Charles to become the man he became. He had no true role model; no father in the picture. He had no money, no college.
But, he had two choices; he could get bitter and angry, or he could get better. He chose Better. He crafted a life—perhaps one he wished for as a child; He had a beautiful wife, great kids and a dedication to friends, family and family values rare today. He and Nelma built their life together, true partners in every way. They built their business, and a beautiful, loving family. Their family is Close, Honest, and there for each other. This is evidenced by his children and grand-children’s selfless giving during his illness. The kind of family many of us hope for. Charles worked hard all of his life. He loved sports, he loved restoring classic cars, and I recently learned, fruit filled kolaches.
He coached, he mentored. He laughed, He lead. He led his children, me, my brother Jerry, our nephews. He gave advice to my children and mentored other people’s children.
He was a good man.
One thing I will say is that you always knew where you stood with Charles. He told you straight up, no nonsense, take it or leave it. You might not like what he said, but you knew where he stood.
Charles built a legacy in the business world. .
But his greatest legacy, in my opinion is his love for Nelma and his family.
His loving heart, his values and his honesty shines out through the eyes of his children and grandchildren in their values, their honesty, their loving hearts.
I’m so grateful and happy that I got to visit with him the week before he passed, kiss his cheek and tell him I love him. I wished I had told him how proud I am of him and the man he became.
Charles is running ahead of all of us again in leaving here now, and he leaves his fingerprints on all of our hearts.
He runs ahead to a place where pain and grief can’t follow, but our love for him can, and does. He runs ahead to a place where pain and grief can’t follow, but our love for him can, and does.
We will catch up to him and see him in the future in heaven because that’s the way this crazy life works. Thanks to God and his plan for all of us.
For now, I have no doubt that he watches us, standing next to our mom and Duke and all those that we love who have gone before. He watches over his family, still protecting Nelma, still inspiring his children.
He still leads, he still loves.
He is loved and will be deeply missed by all of us.

Steven Labbe

14 February 2020

A lasting memory of my brother-in-law Charles was a day he took me surf fishing in Galveston Bay. He had to outfit me with gear, then over to the beach and into the surf we strode. It was a less than ideal day - the waves were large and the sea roiling. We didn't catch a single keeper and after a while all our bait had been spent or lost. What I remember though is Charles' laugh. Time and time again a wave would slap us in the face, and time and time again he'd just chuckle it off an go on enjoying the moment - in his element, not discouraged, alive!
I believe that is exactly how he embraced his life and he leaves behind a lasting and loving legacy - his wonderful family. Nelma, Steven, Brenda, Dennis, Melissa - God Bless you and yours. And Charles, I'll miss you, rest now brother.

Connie Garcia

13 February 2020

Mrs. Seberger,

I am sorry for the loss of your husband. Remember the happy memories you made together. He will never be forgotten because he is forever in your heart. Praying for your comfort as the Lord holds you in His arms.

Connie Garcia
Houston, Texas