Cordelia “Dede” J. Seely (born Colman)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: November 26, 1936

Date of Death: November 20, 2007

Birth Place: Patterson, NJ

Death Place: Fruitport, MI

Cordelia “Dede” J. Seely

Cordelia “Dede” J. Seely passed away with her family around her at home, Tuesday evening, November 20, 2007 following a long illness. She was born on November 26, 1936 in Patterson, NJ to Charles “Poppy” and Dorothy (Smith) Colman. She moved to Michigan in the early 60’s, raised her family, sold Avon and worked at Eagle Ottawa Leather Co. Dede cherished her time with family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing golf. She is survived by: 3 children, Bret G. Seely of Twin Lake, Michelle R. McDonald of Roosevelt Park and Rene’ L. Seely of Fruitport; 2 loving grandchildren, Hunter Victor and Kodiak Richard McDonald; 2 sisters, Georgia C. (Lyle) Porter of Lakewood, NY and Divian M. Bender of Atlanta, GA and many wonderful friends. A memorial service will be held at: The Lee Chapel

Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc.
6291 S. Harvey St.

Monday, 3:00 P.M. with Fr. Leonard Sudik presiding. The family will begin greeting friends at the funeral home 1 hr prior to the service. Memorial Contributions: Hackley Cancer Center or American Cancer Society. You may share memories with the family at their online guest book at

Published in The Muskegon Chronicle, (MI) on November 23, 2007