Chuck Seip, age 89 of Morris, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at his home in Morris.

Visitation for Chuck Seip will be Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.

Funeral services for Chuck Seip will be a private family service, with Reverend Dan Belgum officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, Pedersen Funeral Home is now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.

There will be a live stream of Chucks service starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020.  To view the service go to www.pedersenfh.com scroll to the bottom of Chucks page and click the link.

Charles Brian Seip was born on September 18, 1930, in Claremont, South Dakota, to Marcus Charles and Nina Liane (Olson) Seip.  He was baptized on June 11, 1933, in Claremont by Pastor AW Thurston.  He lived with his family in South Dakota until 1936, when they moved to Beardsley, Minnesota.  He was confirmed at Holden Lutheran Church in rural Beardsley and attended Beardsley Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1948.  In March of 1949, Chuck entered into the Army National Guard. He met Marlene Carbert, while she was living in Beardsley; the two began dating and were married on April 7, 1951, at Camp Rucker in Alabama where he was stationed with the Army.  Chuck was discharged from active duty with the National Guard on June 7, 1952; he was a sharpshooter stationed in Alabama and briefly in Italy, his highest rank was that of Sergeant First Class.  Following his military service, Chuck and Marlene moved back to Beardsley where he worked with his father at Seip Hardware and Garage, repairing anything with a motor!  In 1970, they moved to Morris, MN.  Chuck worked at the bus garage and then with the State of Minnesota as a driver’s license examiner and motor vehicle inspector.  He retired at the age of 65, in September of 1995.

Chuck was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Morris and the American Legion.  He enjoyed pheasant and duck hunting, fishing, reading, and crossword puzzles.  Chuck cherished the time he was able to spend with his family.

Survived his wife: Marlene Seip of Morris, MN; one daughter: Julie (Lynn) Duncan of Rochester, MN; two sons: Nathan (Sue) Seip of Ottertail, MN, and Mark (Beth) Seip of Theresa, Wi; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law: Floyd Carbert of Circle Pines, MN, and Gary (Anita) Kopitzke of Richfield.

Please consider leaving a personalized photo/message for the family through our Heartstrings Program, which is located on Pedersen Funeral Home home page. Pedersen Funeral Home will display your photo/message for the family to have a tangible presence at their services through this difficult time.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris MN, is in charge of the arrangements.

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