Jim Von Seggern


Jim Von Seggern, 94 of Wisner, died Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at the Wisner Care Center.

Memorial services will be on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Wisner Cemetery.    

Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements.

James Frederick Von Seggern was born on Oct. 30, 1928 to Bernard and Myrtle (Christianson) Von Seggern near Wisner.  Jim grew up in Wisner attending Wisner Public Schools up to the eighth grade.  Jim served in the United States Marine Corps and Reserves from Jan. 8, 1947 until he was honorably discharged on May 11, 1951, serving 4 years, 4 months, and 4 days.

Jim married Rosetta Loomis on July 15, 1959.  To this union, three children were born: Kathy, Bernie, and Eric.  He later married Eleanor Starman on Feb. 24, 2006. Jim lived his whole life in Wisner, being born and living most of his life on the family farm north of Wisner and later moving into Wisner after marrying Eleanor.

Jim loved the farm and working with the land, did custom farming, and drove truck. His CB handle was “Roadrunner”. Jim would do anything for a neighbor. He enjoyed gardening and birds.

 Jim was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and served as an usher, where he ushered for funerals for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor (Starman) Von Seggern of Wisner; daughter, Kathy and Daniel Wik of Grand Island and children, Erica Hatch, Ashley Hatch, and Kolten Bulin; son, Bernie and Charlotte Von Seggern of Wisner and children, Jessie Von Seggern, Kim Hamik and Jamie Van Ert; son, Eric and Mary Von Seggern of Wisner and children, Morgan, Cooper and Sarah Von Seggern; great grandchildren, Daclan Kendal, Sarah Hammel, and Skylar Bulin; step-children, Annette Jobman of Lincoln, Lynn and Glenn Baumert of Wahoo, Roger and Alice Starman of Norfolk, Sharon and BJ Koeppe of Hadar, Karen Starman of Norfolk and Brandy Starman of Wisner; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a sister, Bobbie Pflueger of California and numerous other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Myrtle Von Seggern; brother, Dwyane (Benny) Von Seggern; sisters, Ruth Pflueger and Virginia Baird; great granddaughter, Emma Hatch; step-daughter, Susan Starman, and step son-in-law, Gary Jobman.