Donald Lynn Seward
Donald Lynn Seward, 62, passed away peacefully at his home in Kalispell, MT on April 4, 2016.
Don was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Alice Seward; grandparents, Alfred and Mable Kjos; father, William (Bill) Seward; and nephew, Dan Benson. Don is survived by his mother, Jane Seward of Kalispell; daughter, Torey Seward of Columbia Falls; son, Grey Seward of Columbia Falls; daughter, Courtney Burley (Branden Burley), and cherished grandson, Brantley Burley, of Hampton, Virginia; brother, David Seward (Yvette Seward) of Cody, Wyoming; sister, Paula Benson (Monty Benson) of Kalispell; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will be missed by all of his family and many friends.
Don was born on October 18, 1954 in Kalispell and grew up in the great outdoors of Montana. He was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life, so there was never a shortage of hunting and fishing trip adventures and stories of Don with his family and friends. He attended Hedges and Cayuse Prairie elementary schools and graduated from Flathead High School in 1973. On February 14, 1975, Don joined the United States Army and served in the 227th Avn Co 1st Cav Div FORSCOM. After completing his service, he was honorably discharged on June 5, 1979. Later he attended the University of Missoula before returning to Flathead Valley Community College to finish his education in surveying. He spent a year living in Alaska and working as a surveyor, before returning to his home in the Flathead and began working at Plum Creek MDF plant, from which he retired in 2014.