Obit: Seubert, Celine (1929? - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Elsasser, Falk, Franks, Frey, Gerrits, Grzadzielewski, Karlan, McHugh, Phillip, Rock, Rogan, Schilling, Seubert, Zebro, Zaleski, Zenner

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 5/21/2014

Seubert, Celine (Schilling) (1929? - 17 MAY 2014)

Celine Seubert, 85, of Rozellville, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. Celine, daughter of the late Henry and Emma Schilling, wife of Richard “Dick” Seubert, passed away in her home in Rozellville surrounded by the love of her husband and family.

Celine was one of the longest heart transplant survivors in Wisconsin, receiving the 136th heart in 1987 at the University of Minnesota. At the time she was 59, and older than the usual cutoff to be eligible for a transplant. Over the years Celine was quoted by saying, “At the time, they gave me five years to live, which was as long as anyone had lived with a transplant.” In her usual fashion, Celine’s sprightliness and resilience endured, defeating her odds. Grandson and New York Giant Superbowl champion, Rich Seubert, and the entire family, with the help of friends at the Marshfield Clinic, set up an endowment to honor grandma Celine and raised over a million dollars to support cardiac research.

Celine and Dick were high school sweethearts and have been married 64 years. Their journey through life together has been a true love story. Celine worked as manager at the Village Inn in Marathon for years until they moved from Marathon to Rozellville in 1973, growing a robust business at Buck-A-Neer Supper Club with their son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Ann. When they retired Roy and Jean took over their part of the business to continue the tradition of serving great food with great hospitality. Celine loved life deeply rooted in her strong faith, spending time with her family playing sheepshead (in German), cooking hearty meals (as the only female allowed in the hunting cabin with the hungry hunters), baking her legacy apple pie for her family and rooting for the New York Giants. Famous words that her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends who stopped by to visit Celine included “just stay a little while,” which often led to hours of laughing, playing cards and visiting. Celine has set the standard for what it means to be a Seubert-determined, hard-working, funny, forgiving and a little stubborn when necessary. She gave an abundance of love to all those who have touched her life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dick; six children, Tim (Teresa) Seubert, Thomas (Ann) Seubert, Ned (Kathy) Seubert, Roy (Jean) Seubert, Connie (Pat) Grzadzielewski and Laurie Rock; and three foster children, MaryAnn (Myron) Karlan, Jackie (Bill) Zenner and Joanie (Tom) Falk. She is also survived by her brother, Francis (Rosalie) Schilling; sister, Sylvia Rogan; brother-in-law, David (Marlene) Seubert; and her 15 grandchildren, Walter (Heather) Seubert, Sarah Seubert, Becky (Keith) Zebro, Christina (Brian) Zaleski, Jennifer (Andrew) Franks, Rich (Jodi) Seubert, Brad Seubert, Andy Seubert, Chad (Shana) Seubert, Jamie (Josh) Elsasser, Robbie Grzadzielewski (friend April), Emma Grzadzielewski (fiancé Todd), Danial (Kimberly) Rock, David Rock (fiancé Alyssa) and Kathryn (Brad) Gerrits. She is also survived by 19 (plus one on the way) great-grandchildren.

Celine was preceded in death by her siblings, Lillian Frey, Marvin Schilling, Ralph Schilling, Hilda Phillip and Elda McHugh. She was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Chloe Franks.

Services to celebrate Celine’s legacy were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Church in Rozellville. Burial was in St. Andrew’s Cemetery and grandsons served as pallbearers. The visitation was held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Rembs Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at St. Andrew’s Church. A St. Andrew’s Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary service was held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Our family would like to especially thank Laurie for being at her parent’s side every day over the last year and all of the healthcare providers who have treated us like family, especially her primary, Dr. Vijay Aswani, and her cardiologists, Dr. Juan Mesa and our “Cuban cousin” Dr. Humberto Vidaillet. We also want to thank the hospice team that showed us kindness and dignity in her final weeks and days.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to contribute to Celine’s legacy and help find better treatments and cures for heart disease, please comment “Celine Seubert’s Endowment” and the family will make a donation to the Marshfield Clinic. Perhaps even more importantly, help us honor Celine’s memory by registering to be an organ donor at
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