Paul Charles Seewald

December 3, 1964August 18, 2017
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Paul Charles Seewald was born on December 3, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the youngest child of Shirley and the late James Seewald. Paul was raised in metro Detroit, and on April 1, 1989, he married the love of his life, Janet, at St. Suzanne Catholic Church in Detroit.

Paul and Janet settled in Livonia where Paul became an active and beloved member of the community. For the past 15 years, he has been the president of the Livonia Junior Athletic League and was a co-founder of the Michigan Youth Athletic Association. In addition to coaching his children’s various sports teams, he coached many of the youth in Livonia.

His love for sports, especially football, was well known, but Paul also was a skilled craftsman who loved the outdoors. Many summers, weekends and holidays were spent with the family up north in Lewiston at the family cottage Paul and his brother built. Countless memories and stories were shared there.

To help provide for his family, Paul worked at Alpha USA in Livonia where he was an extremely proud employee for over four years. Paul enjoyed his position very, very much and was happy to have found a family with those he worked with.

Paul was the cherished husband of Janet for over 28 years and the extremely loving father of Shannon, Danielle and James, beloved son of Shirley and the late James, dear brother of Ellen (the late Ronald) Ortopan, Joanne (Frank) Camiller and James (Mabel). He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members, including his dogs Finnegan, Guinness and even Chili.

Paul was a loving, caring and kind man who will be deeply missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

The Seewald family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 3-8 pm, with a Scripture Service at 6:30 pm, at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. (east of Newburgh and I-275) in Livonia.

His life will be celebrated with a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10 am, with in state 9:30 am at Divine Child Catholic Church, 1055 North Silvery Lane (west of Telegraph) in Dearborn.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • Scripture Service Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • In state Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Paul Charles Seewald

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Kathy Gemuend

March 31, 2018

Dear Janet and family,
I am so sorry about Paul’s passing, I
just found out today, and was shocked. Such a tragedy. He was such a nice guy and was always so nice to everyone, keeping you and your kids in my prayers.

August 26, 2017

Dear Janet & family, I am still crying every time I think of what you are all going through. There is nothing we can say that will take your pain away. I have so many questions for God. Paul was very much loved and will be missed. Please know that you will all stay in our prayers. We love you.
Love, Mark & Rose Johnson

Renee (Belanger) Martek

August 24, 2017

I remember Paul from my Ladywood High School days. He was always such a positive, funny and kind presence in our plays and musicals. My condolences to Paul's wife, children, friends and family. Wishing you much peace and comfort.

August 24, 2017

Dear Jimmy and family,

So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a nice man. Take care.

Shane and Tyler Fugate and family

Noreen Danca

August 23, 2017

I'm Pauline Combs' sister. I was with Scott and Scotty when the sad news was received. Both were stunned and overwhelmed, in a state of disbelief. Pauline and Briana were told moments later, tears flowed. Clearly their reaction confirmed the depth of caring and love for your entire family. Hearts and prayers were focused on you all. During a pre planned dinner Saturday, Paul was spirited to Heaven, our with glasses high and a toast "May the perpetual light shine upon him". Prayers for comfort and peace.

Lynne Duncan

August 23, 2017

To the Seewald family,

Southern California Valparaiso families are thinking of you.

Love and Peace

Liz Foley-Dunstone

August 23, 2017

To all the Seewald family, and especially Ellen (Ortopan) - I was very saddened to learn of Paul's passing, far too young. He was a good man. I was blessed to know Paul from Ladywood theater in the 1980's, where he shared his talents.

I have you in my thoughts and prayers. God give you all strength, and God bless Paul's good soul.

Anglea Panczyszyn

August 23, 2017

Much love, and hugs of condolences to Shannon and her family.

Laura Siitari

August 22, 2017

Janet, Shannon, Danielle & Jimmy: We are heartbroken for you and can't imagine your shock and pain. We so enjoyed his company at family gatherings (and euchre fests!) and send our love and sympathies!

Scott Horning

August 22, 2017

I'm very sad to learn of Paul's passing. A wonderful guy that left a mountain of memories.