OBITUARY

Frank Seffrood

August 2, 1939December 28, 2018
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Mayor Frank Seffrood, age 79, of Copperas Cove passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Frank was born August 2, 1939 in Gratiot, Wisconsin to Cyrus Seffrood and Eva Conley Seffrood. On March 9, 1963 he married the love of his life Rita DiMarco. The two of them celebrated fifty five years of marriage this year. In July of 1959 Frank took the oath to defend our country by enlisting in the Army. During his 23 years in the Army he obtained many medals and honors. To include: Bronze Star w/1 Oak leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal w/Clasp, Bronze, 4 Loops; Army Commendation Medal w/1 Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm; Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal; First Class. He served in the United States Army until his retirement in 1979. In 1980 he began working for Central Texas College and remained there until 1986 when he joined the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier. Frank remained with the Postal Service until 2010. Frank had an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Services. He was a devoted public servant, serving six and a half years as a Copperas Cove City Councilman before being elected Mayor of the City of Copperas Cove in 2015 a position he held until his untimely passing. He was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. Frank enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, cars, classic music, and traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves to treasure his memory his wife, Rita Seffrood of Copperas Cove; three children, Todd Seffrood of Killeen, Mark Seffrood of Copperas Cove and Mary Stonebrook of Copperas Cove; three grandchildren, Dakota Bacon and his wife Zandra of Muleshoe, TX, Mara Stonebrook and her fiancé Kreece Wiginton of Portland, TX and Patrick Stonebrook of Copperas Cove. The Seffrood family will receive guests from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. Interment will follow with Full Military Honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. In place of usual remembrances the family request that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Ok 73123 or online at www.cancer.org or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com. Service entrusted to the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.

  • FAMILY

  • Rita Seffrood, Wife
  • Todd Seffrood, Son
  • Mark Seffrood, Son
  • Mary Stonebrook, Daughter

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Recitation of The Rosary Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Full Military Honors Monday, January 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Frank Seffrood

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Tom Schlipp

January 7, 2019

I first met Frank in the 2001 or 2002 when I was his grandson Dakota’s baseball coach. He would come to all the practice’s and games sometimes in his postal uniform. He was always willing to help wherever we needed. Over the years we would run into each other and reminisce about those days. He was always excited to talk about his wife who was always with him, his children, and his grandchildren. He would make sure to update me on Dakota especially. His love for his family was always on display and everyone knew how much they meant to him.

Antoinette Serrano

January 5, 2019

I was in the Seffrood home probably as much as my own in my Jr. High & High School day’s having been friends with Mary. During a time of great tragedy in my family, The Seffrood opened their hearts & home to us without hesitation. Frank Seffrood was always kind & funny. A couple of years later when I was getting married, Mary being a bridesmaid, Frank donned his best suit & a cheauffeur’s hat and drove us in his white Lincoln Continental to our venue after the service. It always makes me smile at that sweet gesture & the generosity of The Seffrood Family had shown my family. My heart goes out to the entire family during this time of sadness & loss. ~Antoinette McGruder Serrano

Lawrence Demps

January 4, 2019

Frank was one of the few Mail Carriers that I could depend on, in times of trouble at the Copperas Cove Post Office. Many days Frank would return from his own route and be asked by me to go back out to help a fellow carrier, I could see he was tired, but he just look at me and say, where do you need me to go. Frank didn't always say yes, because if his grand kids had something going on he wasn't going to miss it. I know he will be truly missed and I'm one of those that will miss him.









annie & Isabella Grace freeland

January 4, 2019

Mr Seaffrood touched my heart and many others and he will always remain in our hearts. He always valued all the kids in schools. He took time to talk to me when he saw me he had a way with making you feel he cared
Coppers Cove lost someone special but he will always be a part of Copperas Cove. He indeed is a special man. May he rest in peace with God now.

Danielle williams

December 29, 2018

My daughter Naomi always look for you at any event we went to. The she would squeal in run up to you and jump in your arms. You will be missed. Your dedication touched a lot of lives. Thank you for that.

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Biography

      Frank Seffrood was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Frank will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Frank was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Frank leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Frank Seffrood.

Mayor Frank Seffrood, age 79, of Copperas Cove passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
Frank was born August 2, 1939 in Gratiot, Wisconsin to Cyrus Seffrood and Eva Conley Seffrood.
On March 9, 1963 he married the love of his life Rita DiMarco. The two of them celebrated fifty five years of marriage this year.
In July of 1959 Frank took the oath to defend our country by enlisting in the Army. During his 23 years in the Army he obtained many medals and honors. To include: Bronze Star w/1 Oak leaf Cluster; Good Conduct Medal w/Clasp, Bronze, 4 Loops; Army Commendation Medal w/1 Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm; Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal; First Class.
He served in the United States Army until his retirement in 1979. In 1980 he began working for Central Texas College and remained there until 1986 when he joined the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier. Frank remained with the Postal Service until 2010.
Frank had an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Services.
He was a devoted public servant, serving six and a half years as a Copperas Cove City Councilman before being elected Mayor of the City of Copperas Cove in 2015 a position he held until his untimely passing.
He was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. Frank enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, cars, classic music, and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He leaves to treasure his memory his wife, Rita Seffrood of Copperas Cove; three children, Todd Seffrood of Killeen, Mark Seffrood of Copperas Cove and Mary Stonebrook of Copperas Cove; three grandchildren, Dakota Bacon and his wife Zandra of Muleshoe, TX, Mara Stonebrook and her fiancé Kreece Wiginton of Portland, TX and Patrick Stonebrook of Copperas Cove.
The Seffrood family will receive guests from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. Interment will follow with Full Military Honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
In place of usual remembrances the family request that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Ok 73123 or online at www.cancer.org or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com.
Service entrusted to the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.