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Herman Segaar Dec. 6, 1911 - April 27, 2013

Herman Segaar Dec. 6, 1911 - April 27, 2013

GLENWOOD - Herman Segaar, age 101 of Glenwood, formerly of Brooten, died, April 27, 2013 at the Glenwood Lakeview Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the Brooten Community Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and will continue one hour prior to the services at church. Interment will be in Bethany Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten.

Herman Alfred Segaar was born in Edgerton, Minnesota on December 6, 1911, the son of Pieter and Trijntje (Koole) Segaar. On December 15, 1938, he was united in marriage to Johanna DeJager in Sheldon, Iowa. The couple made their home in Sheldon and Hospers, Iowa until 1949, when they moved to a dairy and crop farm near Brooten, Minnesota. In 1973, they left the farm and moved into town in Brooten, but Herman never lost his love for the farm and continued working with his sons, Carl and Stanley, driving tractor and doing tillage until he was 95 years old.

Herman is survived by his wife of 74 years, Johanna of Glenwood; children: Larry (Faith) Segaar of Grand Rapids, MI, Judy (Donald) Ellis of Laguna Beach, CA, Alyce (Ray) Brott of Jenison, MI, Carl (Marlys) Segaar of Paynesville, Stanley (Pauline) Segaar of Brooten, Ruth McPherson of Hopkins, MN, and Nancy Segaar of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; brother, Ted Segaar of Ripon, CA; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Connie Mae Segaar; two brothers and three sisters.

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