Published 12:00 am Monday, May 4, 2009
Audrey M. Seira, 82
Audrey Marie Seira, 82, of Janesville, formerly of Austin, died on May 1, 2009 at the Janesville Nursing Home in Janesville, Minn.
She was born Nov. 2, 1926 in Blooming Prairie, Minn. to Herman and Clara (Billadeau) Miller. She attended school in Blooming Prairie and Austin. She married John Esse, Sr. on June 14, 1947 in Austin and they later divorced in 1962. She married Frank Seira on Dec. 31, 1965 in Austin where they lived until 1984 when they moved to Faribault. Frank died in 1990 and her son John died Dec. 13, 2004. Audrey moved to Janesville to be close to family in March of 2005. Audrey waitressed at the Riviera Supper Club in Austin for a few years, and when they moved to Faribault, she and Frank got involved with the foster care program. She became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church when she moved to Janesville. Her favorite past times were shopping and cleaning and she enjoyed rearranging things on a continual basis. Most of all, Audrey loved seeing her grandchildren.
Audrey is survived by her sons, Jerry (Suzanne) Esse, Janesville, Minn., James Esse, Austin; daughter, Sharon Andrews, Rochester, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Rosanne (Bentzin) Esse, Minnetrista, Minn.; brothers, Duane (Janet) Miller, Faribault, Minn., John (Rena) Benson, Austin; sister, Doris (Peter) Kent, Salina, Kans.; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank in 1990, son John December 2004, brothers Edwin, Orville, and Delbert, sisters, Marjorie, LaVonne, Marcella and Phyllis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Clasen-Jordan Chapel with the Reverend Larry Griffin Officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday for one hour before the service. The organist will be Neal Erickson with soloist, Erin Schumacher.
Honorary Bearers will be Joy Schlaak, Jill Esse, Jenna Esse and Marni Esse. Casket Bearers will be Joshua Esse, Jason Esse, Jake Esse, Ryan Miller, Dan Schlaak, and Wade Miller.