Carl E. Seely

Carl E. Seely, 94, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 3:35 a.m. at Majestic Care of New Haven.

Mr. Seely graduated from Huntington High School in 1943 and served as a sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned a bachelor’s from Huntington College and a master’s from the University of Indianapolis. He spent a sixth year at Ball State University studying education. His teaching career began in 1950, and he taught at Horace Mann, Tipton and Lincoln elementary schools. He retired from Huntington County Community School Corporation in 1989 after many years as principal at Tipton, Riley and Central schools.

He was past president for Huntington Little League and served as an assistant football coach at Huntington High School for many years. He held memberships in several local organizations including Amity Masonic Lodge 483. He served on the board of directors for Huntington YMCA for many years. He was a member of both Huntington County Retired Teachers and Indiana Retired Teachers Associations.

He was born May 17, 1925, in Huntington to Dr. Carl D. and Grace Mow Seely. He married Suzanne E. Hummitch, and she preceded him in death in 1962. He later married Marjorie Landrigan, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Blaine B. (Susan) Seely, of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Ann E. Seely, of Dallas, TX; and two grandchildren, Drew Seely, of Fort Wayne, and Chase Seely, of Hartford, CT.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carl E. Seely.

Calling is Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the mortuary, with Rev. Raymond Scribner officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington, with military graveside rites performed by VFW Post 2689 of Huntington.

Memorials are to Masonic Learning Center in Fort Wayne or Aldersgate United Methodist Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
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