Rudolph (Gösta Rudolf Sjödahl) Jussi Seadal

August 19, 1918March 1, 2013

Rudolph Jussi Seadal (Gösta Rudolf Sjödahl) aged 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Alberta, wife Doris, and son Craig. Surviving are his wife of 10 years Ilene, daughter Linda Redman, grandchildren Carrie Redman, Durke (Beth) Redman, Christopher (Rikki) O’Brien, great-grandchildren Brieana “B” Redman, Oscar Redman, Alex Redman, and many additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are step-daughters Paula (Jim Nadwodnik) Feutz, Tammy Makarewicz, and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Rudy proudly served his country during WWII. He was a pharmacist for over 64 years, and an avid musician from an early age continuing to be active into his 90’s. He was also a founding member of The River City Jazz Band. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 with Rev. Sarah Stobie officiating. Visitation on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Reyers North Valley Chapel. One hour additional visitation on Tuesday at church from 10am until the service at 11am. Graveside Services following lunch at church will be held at Graceland Memorial Park at 2 p.m. For those who wish, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Rudy to Trinity Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Agneta Dahlstrom

May 20, 2013

I find it so nice to mail with your grandchild Carrie. A star will shine in the heaven for you, Gosta. May you rest in peace on the bridge of the white clouds.

Yvonne Dahlstrom

May 20, 2013

Our lives are breezes in the wind, a fairytale, a dream. A drop which falls in the stream of times. It's shimmering in the colors of the rainbow for a minute, bursts, falls and the dream is over.

Lilian Dahlstrom

May 20, 2013

Miss you Gosta and our contacts by mail during all of these years, where we have told each other how our lives are. I live with these memories.

Christer Englund

March 7, 2013

Gösta, vi ville så gärna träffat dig. Vi vet att du var en älskad far och morfar. I maj kommer vi till Grand Rapids och lägger blommor på din grav

Gerd och Christer

Linda & David Johnson

March 5, 2013

Rudy was a fine man. David and I think of him often and remember his great thundering laugh and the good times with him, Jack and Doris. RIP Uncle Rudy and condolences to his family.

March 5, 2013

Ilene, will miss Rudy...he was such a presence.
k. myers

Melissa Grimaldi

March 4, 2013

I had the priveledge of working with Rudy at Eastgate Pharmacy many years ago. He was such a kind and gentle soul. God's Richest Blessings to his family.

Jack Spruit

March 4, 2013

My uncle Rudy loved life and his ready
smile and laugh made all of us feel special. His faith in his Lord carried
him thru the war, his professional life
and as a musician. The world is a poorer place without you and will be
missed greatly uncle Rudy.

Sheila Troup

March 4, 2013

My condolences to the entire family. I know he was very loved by his family and respected by the community. He is now with his heavenly father and passed loved ones reaping his just rewards. May God bless and keep you during this difficult time.

March 3, 2013

So sorry to hear this news Ilene. I have missed that great big smile for the last couple of years on Saturday nights. Rudy gave me confidence as a player in a totally unfamiliar genre of music and I treasure our talks about music and baseball. We played Satin Doll last night in his honor and Jeff gave a great speech about what Rudy meant to him also. So sorry about his passing.