Edward J. Sea

December 20, 1922December 28, 2013
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Edward J. Sea, 91, of South Pekin, Illinois, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Fort Mill, South Carolina. He was born on December 20, 1922 in Mapleton, Illinois. He was the son of Edgar Sea and Amanda (Simpson) Jones. He married Wilma Newell on July 20, 1947 in Deer Creek, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 12, 1991 in South Pekin, Illinois and also by a daughter, Pamela Jackson, two brothers, 2 great grandchildren, 1 step brother and 1 step sister. He is survived by three children, Sue (John) Horchem of South Pekin, Illinois, Vicki (Jimm) Crouse of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Robert (Lori) Sea of Pekin, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and 5 step great great grandchildren. He has one sister, Dorothy Mulligan of North Pekin, Illinois. Edward was a dryer operator for the Corn Products Company in Pekin for 35 years retiring in 1981 and was a fireman for the company during that time. He was a volunteer fireman and was the fire chief in South Pekin for many years. Edward worked for the Illinois Department of Conservation from 1988 to 2002 as the gatekeeper at Powerton Lake. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Pekin and a member of the South Pekin Congregational Church. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Davison Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, Illinois. The Rev. Eric Branch will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin where military rites will be performed by the Tazewell Military Rites Team. You may create an online condolence at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Kevin Ales

January 7, 2014

Ed was a wonderful man and a friendly neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

January 6, 2014

Vicki and family, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a safe journey as you make the long trip from SC to Illinois in this horrible weather. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. Tammy Helms

January 6, 2014

Vicki and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have felt the same greif recently and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God will walk with you and hold you up during this time.

Steve & Peggy Hayes

January 5, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss , you are in our thoughts and prayers . Our Deepest Sympathy
Steve, Peggy & Rachael Hayes

Kathy Mans (Miller)

January 4, 2014

So sorry for your loss. My parents, Everett and Phyllis Miller, were very good friends with Ed and Wilma. We were friends with their children and attended South Pekin Grade School. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.


Wilma Newell-1947