Carl D. Seaman

Carl D. Seaman

August 21, 1942 – July 6, 2020

Age 77, of Bellevue, passed away after a courageous three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  Carl was born and raised in Staten Island, NY.  He proudly served in the Air Force.  He was united in marriage to Denise Hering for 46 years.  Together they raised their family while Carl worked for the Bellevue Police Department, First Data Resources, and Bellevue Public Schools Transportation.  He was an avid golfer and finished many quilts for local charities.  He was preceded in death by parents Henry Bowman Seaman, Jr. and Vera Hyer Elms Seaman, and brother Daniel Seaman. Survivors include his wife Denise and sons Donald and Doug (Jamie), step grandchildren Caroline and Evan Reimer, and sister-in-law Janet Seaman Copenhaver (Mark), four Seaman nieces, and other dear extended family and friends.

Visitation Wednesday, July 8 from 5-7 pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Funeral Service Thursday, July 9 at 9 am at First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue. Masks will be required for all those attending the service at church.

To view video of the service, click the link below:


Posted by First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue Nebraska on Thursday, July 9, 2020


Private Family Inurnment at Omaha National Cemetery.  Military Honors by Offutt AFB Honor Guard.

Memorials are suggested to the Nancy Armitage Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research Professorship  (fund #01140370) at the Buffet Cancer Center.

Make checks payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation,  in memory of Carl Seaman. Mail to: UN Foundation, Attn: Gift Processing, 1010 Lincoln Mall #300, Lincoln, NE 68508. 

To donate by credit card go to and  search for/select fund #01140370.

To scheduled credit card gift call Abigail Edmonds at 402-502-4117 or send a message 

Memorials are also suggested to  First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue.



  • Brian Wells Posted July 6, 2020 8:58 pm

    Carl… great friend and great American!

  • Steve &Patty Loyd Posted July 7, 2020 7:37 am

    So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️
    If we can help in any way please let us know.

  • Mike McCarron Posted July 7, 2020 8:14 am

    My deepest sympathy to Denise and her family. May Carl Rest in Peace.

  • Sandy Klein Posted July 7, 2020 8:25 am

    Carl will be missed by our quilting group in Arizona. Great guy, fabulous sense of humor, good friend.

  • Ann Posted July 7, 2020 9:50 am

    Such a loss. Condolences to Denise and the Seaman family.

  • Ted & Van Marie Haburn Posted July 7, 2020 10:05 am

    So sorry to hear the loss of Carl. Great guy & great family. Ted, really enjoy having both you boys in class .Teaching with Denise. Thinking of all of you. Prayers.

  • Jaim Hackbart Posted July 7, 2020 10:29 am

    Much love to Carl and Seaman family. .

  • Allison Hughes Posted July 7, 2020 11:02 am

    Donald and Family,
    Jason has always talked with love and fondness in regards to you and your family. Thank you for being a lifelong friend to my husband. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Allison

  • Pat and Barbara Jones Posted July 7, 2020 12:32 pm

    We have heart felt feelings for Denise and her family at this special time. Carl was a man who had a strong hand shake, twinkle in his eye, and a subtle sense of humor. He will be missed by many and remembered with a smile.

  • Paul Huerter Posted July 7, 2020 1:02 pm

    Carl was a good man and will be missed. Always super nice to me. My sympathies to Denise, Doug and Don.

  • Claudia Winkler Posted July 7, 2020 1:14 pm

    Such a dear, dear friend…… What a void you have left, Carl !!
    Regardless of the suffering you might have been feeling, you were always available when needed.
    Denise, Doug and Jamie, and Donald, I love you guys……. and you know how much I’ll miss the Big Guy.

  • Joe Distefano Posted July 7, 2020 2:13 pm

    Carl became a good friend through golf. His dry humor and remarks were always refreshing. His presence will be missed by all.

  • Roger Miller Posted July 7, 2020 5:45 pm

    Carl was a good officer, did not work directly with him however he was a good man.

  • Bill Gaus Posted July 8, 2020 6:31 am

    I’ve know Carl before he and Denise were married and yours truly was the soloist at the wedding. Many good years of admiring a great fellow and human being. THE BIG GUY meant so much to many people as he does to me. He will be missed for sure. Can’t remember where, but within the last 3-4 months I got one of Carl’s BIG hugs and it is going to be a wonderful memory for me. Blessings Carl. Much love to Denise, Doug and Donald. Thank you 3 for sharing Carl with the rest of us!! Such admiration for fighting the good fight!!

  • Pamela Seaman Allocco Posted July 8, 2020 6:49 am

    My deepest condolences to all of you. This is such a loss. My thoughts and
    Prayers are with you all. As days go by remember all the wonderful things you went thru. Uncle Carl will carry you along the way for ever.

  • Patricia Peaker Posted July 8, 2020 9:32 am

    Denise and family

  • Patricia Peaker Posted July 8, 2020 9:34 am

    Denise and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Hank and Tricia King Posted July 8, 2020 9:40 am

    We are so sad to learn of Carl’s passing. He was a wonderful loyal friend. We have so many treasured friendship memories with the whole Seaman family. Carl has forever left his mark on this world. Much love to Denise, Donald and Doug.

  • Ruth Lacz Posted July 8, 2020 11:49 am

    Denise, I am so sorry. We will not be able to make the funeral but will send a check to the Nebraska Foundation. I am happy that he knew Doug was married. We will remember Carl as a phenomenal person.

  • Shirley Key Posted July 8, 2020 1:12 pm

    Denise & family, I hope you remember all the wonderful moments you experienced with your loved one, Carl.
    My mother, Dorothy Todd, spoke of you often. Know you were close colleagues. She has been gone three years this month, but She had many great years for a 93 year old.
    My sympathy goes out to you.

  • Tom Richards Posted July 8, 2020 7:15 pm

    My sincerest condolences Denise to you and your family. I always enjoyed talking to Carl at the golf course or at many of the community events that he attended. He was easy to talk with and had an infectious laugh. He will be missed. Regards. Tom Richards

  • Dave Seeba Posted July 8, 2020 8:35 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family. I always enjoyed talking to Carl . He could always bring a smile to me and usually a chuckle or two. He and Denise raised two wonderful young men, Doug and Donald, and I always received support with their education. Carl was outstanding member of the Bellevue community and an asset to anyone
    who had the good fortune of knowing him!

  • Suzane Winkler Posted July 8, 2020 9:00 pm

    Denise – We were so saddened to learn of Carl’s passing. He brought so much to so many and will be sorely missed. May your beautiful memories sustain you and bring you comfort during this time of grief. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Love, Loren, Suzane, Jenna and Ava Winkler

  • Sarah Pearson Riedemann Posted July 9, 2020 6:17 am

    Carl was always larger than life, but would always find the time to dust off a skinned knee and send you on your way! He will be missed! Prayers and Hugs to everyone!

  • Jim Story Posted July 9, 2020 9:10 am

    I feel very lucky to have known Carl. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor. I’m, also, very glad that I got to watch the funeral. What wonderful testimonials from friends and family. He will be missed by all.

  • Joel mosser Posted July 10, 2020 2:58 pm

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Seaman. I played ball in high school with Doug and Donald and remember Mr. Seaman being a fixture around Bellevue East. He was always smiling and always had the most positive things to say to everyone he interacted with. He will never be forgotten and his legacy will continue to live on through the lives he touched. Mrs. seaman, Doug and Don my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. During this time. God bless you all.

  • Laura Mc Posted July 10, 2020 6:58 pm

    Denise – So very sad to hear this news. Hugs and prayers to you and the boys.

  • Angela Ahrens Posted August 17, 2020 11:10 am

    Sad to hear about Carl. I am Soo Sorry! I worked with Carl at FDR for a long time. I always enjoyed his wisdom and great stories. He would light up when he talked about his wife and amazing boys. He Loved you guys soo much and was very proud of you all. Carl was an amazing person.

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