OBITUARY

Kenneth Charles Seckman

February 13, 1927July 2, 2018
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Kenneth Charles Seckman (Ken) was born in Clayton, Illinois on February the 13th, 1927. He lived there with his parents, his older brother Mart Jr., and older sister Carol. At seventeen, while in high school he joined the Navy and served during World War II as a radio/communications specialist on board the USS Bell, (DD587). At the close of the war, Ken returned to Clayton and worked for the Post Office. During that time, on a blind date, he met Clara Ruth Keil (Ruth). They were married in Quincy, Illinois in 1950. Soon afterwards he began working for the Swift & Company in Peoria, Illinois. Ken and Ruth moved to El Segundo, California where he joined with the H.J. Heinz Co. and retired 36 years later as an area manager. (It is no surprise that his favorite number was “57”)! In 1964, Ken and Ruth, moved to Simi Valley and joined the United Methodist Church of Simi Valley. Together, they were very active members throughout the life of the church, as they served on nearly every available church committee. Notably, Ken was instrumental in starting a monthly work day held on the first Saturday of the month, where church volunteers labored to maintain the campus of the church. As part of their mission for over 40 years, Ken and Ruth provided meals to all volunteers who participated on “Work Day”. Throughout his church life, he was an active member of the United Methodist Men. In 1985, Ken was the first recipient of the “Wade Gardner Methodist Men Service Award”. Ken was also active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village for “Service Above Self”. He loved his family and was a friend to everyone. He had a strong affection for dogs and loved music. He is survived by his wife Ruth of 68 years, sister Carol Vollbracht, daughters Janet Olenik and Lori Glover, son Michael Seckman, sons-in-law David Olenik and Peyton Glover, daughter-in-law Jackie Seckman, and his grandsons Tyler Glover and Chris Seckman.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, July 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Charles Seckman

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Jeramy Rhodes

July 26, 2018

It was an Honor and a Privilege to help your family during this hard and sad time in your lives. If there is anything I can help you with, Please let me know I am here for you.

Jeramy
Funeral Director
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin

Annmarie Settingsgard

July 23, 2018

What can I say about my neighbor since 1964? Ken was not your every day neighbor, our families bonded and I consider him to be my Dad #2. He was a quiet Christian that truly lived like one. He was a dedicated family man, a hard worker, and a great adviser! He was a wonderful neighbor and was always willing to help the rest of us! He is already missed but never will be forgotten. Love and Hugs to my Dad #2.

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