Larry Fred Sebeck, 69, of 1224 Delta Avenue, Gladstone, MI passed away Wednesday July 25, 2018 at the Sunshine Haven Comfort Care Facility in Olmito, TX following a lengthy illness. We have all been amazed by his endurance through this final lap of his life.
Larry was born September 11, 1948 in Gladstone, MI the son of Ferdinand “Freddie” and Lena (Duncan) Sebeck. He was raised in Gladstone, where he was a 1966 graduate of Gladstone High School. He continued his education at Bay de Noc Community College, transferring to Central Michigan University where he received a B.S. Degree in Political Science in 1970. He later obtained his Masters degree from Northern Michigan University in Guidance Counseling.
Larry met and married the love of his life, Susette Morrison, marrying her on November 28, 1975 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wells. Larry and Susette eventually settled and made their home in Gladstone, MI where they raised their children.
Always doing what he needed to do to make sure his family was provided for, he worked at Sebeck’s Body Shop and as a long term substitute teacher positions with Escanaba, Kingsford and Ishpeming Public Schools until he found a permanent teaching position. He was a guidance counselor and teacher from 1985 until his retirement in 2006 at Big Bay De Noc Public Schools, He served as an advisor for the Michigan Youth in Government and coached 8th grade basketball. Mr. Sebeck taught Driver Education to students around Delta County for over 40 years.
Larry was a member of the National Ski Patrol for over 35 years, receiving the prestigious Purple Star for saving a life using his Ski Patrol training. He was also a member of the Krusin Klassics, the CRAB’s Motorcycle Club, and the Michigan Education Association. Larry gave his absolute best to everything he did, learning all that he could, from studying history, to skiing, riding his Harley Davidson, or working on cars for the Kralovitz or Gardner race teams.
He survivors include: his wife for 42 years, the former Susette M. Morrison
Daughter: Jessica (John) Ketcham of Gladstone, MI
Son: Bryan (Katie) Sebeck of Ferndale, MI
Sister: Judy Sebeck of Escanaba, MI
Granddaughter: Brianne (Derek Neuman) Ketcham of Green Bay, WI
Brother-in-law: Robert Randall of Soo Hill
Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Karen Randall preceded Larry in death.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday August 14, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the John and Melissa Besse Sports Park (Gladstone Ski Lodge). Family and friends will share stories and refreshments will be served throughout the evening. Guests are invited to come as they are, and bring their bike or car to celebrate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Gladstone Fan Club.