Christopher Seavert, 44, of Wahpeton, ND passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Coteau Des Prairies Hospital, Sisseton, SD. An informal celebration of life will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hughes Shelter in Chahinkapa Park, 85 R J Hughes Dr., Wahpeton. Rev. Julie Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
The earthly journey of Christopher Lee Seavert, age 44years 11months and 1 day, began on July 30, 1972, in Ivanhoe, MN. He was welcomed to his home by his parents Ron and Judie Seavert and his sister Stephanie. Christopher's youth was spent in Forman, North Dakota where many hours were spent playing endless games of hand and foot with his Gramma Angie. He was the champion of the tournaments of Sorry, Uno and Crazy Eights in the Seavert family. He loved to shoot baskets and spent his free time in the gym at Sargent Central playing basketball with his brother Brady and friends. After graduation from Sargent Central he moved to Fargo to Svee home. There he had several jobs. The highlight of his life in Fargo was being included on a softball team. There he found the camaraderie of teammates, high fives and the warmth of attention.
Sadly in 2005, his father Ron passed away so Chris moved to Wahpeton Red River group homes. Just about a year ago, he finally got to his own place with 3 of his friends. Again his love for sports brought him to be a great fan of Wahpeton Huskies and NDSCS Wildcats. Every week there was a softball game that found Chris watching any team that was playing at Hughes field. While living in Wahpeton, he was a member of the Quality Enhancement Steering Committee which looks at the current and future direction of the Foundation and was also a member the Wahpeton Mayors Committee on Disabilities which advocated for people with disabilities. He participated in area Special Olympics where his team took first place in 2017 State Basketball Tournament.
When Steve Grohs entered Chris's life he found a forever best friend. They became fishing partners. Trips to the lake, where they fished from dawn to dusk from the boat or on dock drinking Odouls, made for plenty of fish stories. He really enjoyed his trips to Texas where he caught the BIG ones. His final day was spent at Lake Traverse with lots of people, lots of food and lots of laughter. He entered his heavenly home on July 2, 2017.
Those left to mourn Chris, missing from their lives are his Mother Judie, her husband, Steve Grohs.
sister Stephanie Watson and children Brevan and Bramlee, brother Brady Seavert, wife Amy and children Addison and Rylee, aunts Sonja Christensen, Marilyn Anderson, Eileen Huseth, Kathy Hayen and Mary Thorpe, uncles Jim Seavert and Jeff Anderson. Also the Grohs family who accepted him as their nephew and his Red River family will mourn his loss.
Memorials can be sent to Judie Seavert, 11556 Waldos Beach Road, Rosholt, SD, 57260.
Celebration of Life at Hughes Shelter
85 R J Hughes Dr.
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Friday, July 7, 2017