Sixth Generation

145. Gladys Lucille SEEMANN was born on 27 Jan 1904 in Oshkosh, Winnebago co., Wisconsin, the daughter of Carl A. and Martha E. (APEL) SEEMANN.

She appeared in the census in Jan 1920 in Tulare, Spink co., South Dakota in the household of Carl A. Seemann, father
She graduated in 1922 in Redfield, Spink co., South Dakota.

In 1926 she completed Nurse's training in Madison, Lake co., South Dakota at the New Madison Hospital Nurses Training Program, and received her RN degree.  She then worked at Faulkton hospital, and did private nursing care, until her marriage.  She lived in Hitchcock, Beadle co., South Dakota between 1932 and 1950, and lived in Miller, Hand co., South Dakota after that.  By June, 1960, she was living in Redfield, Spink co., South Dakota.

She died on 28 Aug 2005 in Redfield, Spink co., South Dakota.

Gladys Lucille SEEMANN and Vay E. RODMAN were married on 10 May 1932 in Huron, Beadle co., South Dakota. He was employed in a Hitchcock garage at the time of his marriage.

Gladys Lucille SEEMANN and Vay E. RODMAN had the following children:



Joyce Elaine RODMAN



Jeanne Ann RODMAN



James Ward RODMAN



David Lee RODMAN



Vay Allen RODMAN






Unnamed RODMAN

Unidentified Newspaper

Thursday, May 19, 1932


Miss Gladys Seeman and Vay Rodman United in Marriage --

Ladies of O. E. S. Clean Temple -- Other Items

People of Tulare were somewhat surprised and greatly pleased on Tuesday when they received the news that Miss Gladys Seeman and Vay Rodman were united in marriage. It has been a known fact for some time that this happy young couple were to be married and the day for the event had been concealed and on Tuesday they quietly left and went to Huron where at three-thirty o'clock the Rev. Alfred Trenerry of the Baptist church spoke the words that united the happy couple. They were attended by Miss Marguerite Morris of Bonilla who acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Frank Wagner of Hecla as best man. Miss Gladys is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Seeman of our city and has lived here nearly all of her life. She is a graduate from the local high school and a graduate nurse, having completed her nurses training course at Madison, South Dakota. She practiced nursing for some time but the past few years she has remained at home. She is one of Tulare's most highly respected young ladies and by her cheerfulness and most pleasing ways has won numberless friends. Mr. Rodman is a resident of Hitchcock and is employed in a garage. He has lived there nearly all his life and is very highly respected. Through his regular visits here he has made numerous friends who speak very highly of him and is worth of his choice. Mr. and Mrs. Rodman will be at home to their many friends in Hitchcock and they have the well wishes of the whole community for a long, happy and prosperous married life.



Gladys was born January 27, 1904 in Oshkosh, WI to Dr. Carl and Martha (Apel) Seemann. She moved with her family to Tulare, SD in 1910. Gladys graduated from Redfield High School in 1922. She attended The New Madison Hospital Nurses Training Program at Madison, SD receiving a Registered Nursing Degree in 1926. She worked at the Faulkton Hospital and also did private nursing care until her marriage. She married Vay Rodman on May 10, 1932 at Huron, SD. They made their home at Hitchcock, SD from 1932 to 1950. In 1950 they moved to Miller, SD and in 1956 they moved to Redfield, SD. Gladys resided at the Village in Redfield, SD from 1971 to 2000 then moving to Lakeside HealthCare and living there from 2000 to 2003 then she moved to the Eastern Star Home until her death.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Gladys enjoyed quilting, crocheting and flower gardeing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for forty eight years and a honorary member of the Martha Circle. She will always be remembered for her gracious smile.

Gladys is survived by one daughter, Joyce Beasley of Castroville, TX; two sons: Dave (Arlie) Rodman of Redfield, SD and Vay (Arleen) Rodman of Ft. Atkinson, WI, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, one brother Carl (June) Seemann of Auburn, WA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1966, three children: Jeanne, James and Deborah, two sisters: Marcella Seeman and Dorothy Barrett and one son-in-law, Henry Beasley.