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Earl Sease

September 3, 1929 ~ March 27, 2018 (age 88)


Age 88, of Arcanum, passed away March 26, 2018. Born September 3, 1929, his was an ordinary life, no different from any farming man of his generation. He married his young love, Madonna Dull, when he was 16 and she 17 in 1945.   Our mother was his constant partner in farm and family.  They enjoyed 68 years of marriage until she passed in 2014.

He spent almost every healthy day of his life on the land, even after he and Mom moved into town. Wintering in Florida, and fishing became one of his biggest joys. When mom’s health declined and after she passed, he still made it to Florida to join his fishing buddies and always trying to out fish Duane.

There is nothing more to say than he was a farmer who worked hard, a breadwinner who provided, a husband who loved his wife, a father who loved his children. He thrived on hard work and thought we should all thrive on the same fare. He taught us the value of a dollar and reminded us how little it takes to live a good life.

He had fallen when fishing, (doing what he loved), resulting in broken ribs and a punctured lung.  These trauma issues were resolving well, but he succumbed to other complications that arose. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Albertha (Taylor) Sease; infant son; grandson, Duane Sease; sisters, Ruth Warner, Ruby Gilbert and brother, Dale Sease.


Surviving with memories are: Bonnie Millard and special friend Duane Campbell of Arcanum, Doug (Simon), Atlantis, Fla., Rod (Debra) and Rick (Linda) both of rural Arcanum.

Grandchildren: Jeff (Diane) Lucas, Jodi (Chris) Robinson, Andy (Amanda) Sease, Phil Sease, Kate (Shane) Mead, Brooks (Jamie) Sease, granddaughter in law Christy.  Great-Grandchildren Lane (Emily) Lucas, Kara (fiancé Jacob Metzcar) Lucas, Haley and Danielle Robinson, Dean and Weston Sease, Samantha (Justin) Cox, Blakely, Olivia, and Tatum Sease, Liam and Keely Sease, Kash, Kruz, and Kixx Mead; great-great grandchildren, Chase and Blake Lucas, Mila Cox; brother-in-law, Jim (Helen) Dull; Sister, in law, Betty Sease, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family and Special friend Thelma Baker.

A visitation will be held at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304 on Monday, April 2nd from 4-8PM. Funeral services will held at Grace United Methodist Church in Ithaca on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10AM. Burial will follow at Mote Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church in Ithaca or Gordon United Methodist Church.  Email condolences may be sent by going online to

Donations may be made to:

Grace United Methodist Church - Ithaca
750 Arcanum-Ithaca Rd., Arcanum OH 45304
Tel: 1-937-678-9062

Gordon United Methodist Church
311 East St., Gordon OH 45304

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