Kenneth James Seals

October 20, 1962 - April 23, 2015
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Kenneth James Seals, Age 52 of Mansfield, formerly of Newbury, died April 23, 2015 in Mansfield Central Hospital. Born October 20, 1962 in Cleveland, he lived in Cleveland Hts. and Newbury before moving to the state of Virginia, where he lived for 10 years before moving back to Mansfield. He served in the U.S ArmyContinue Reading

Falon Seals left a message on May 10, 2015:
Though I was not close to you, I lost my best friend. I knew, no matter what, you'd be there if I needed you. I love you, Uncle Ken. You will be dearly missed. May you rest easy & your light shine on us all. With all my love, Falon. "Red"
Keith Seals left a message on May 9, 2015:
Death is something we all have in common. It’s inevitable for all flesh. And while that’s true on one level, on several others, death is not the same experience for any two of us. For some of us, death will come at the end of a long life, or a long illness. It may be something for which we wait endlessly. For some, it may be a welcome release for both the dying, and the family and friends who have witnessed that long suffering. For others, death will be a surprise with no time to prepare ourselves, or our loved ones. And with no time to plan for how that death will be commemorated, or that life celebrated. With no understanding of why… why now? It seems too soon… too sudden. And sometimes, as in Ken’s case, death will come with so many questions. How did this happen? Why did it happen? Those questions may never be clearly answered. They may remain mysteries and we’ll have to decide how to deal with them in our own ways. Whether to get stuck forever, trying to come up with answers to impossible questions, or to trust in our loving Creator, and to just leave the unknowable to the only one who does know. To trust that where we cannot see a purpose, or understand the timing of what seems to be something so surprising, that God is still the sovereign of all His creations, and that all things do work together to achieve His good purpose for our lives. And that there is a purpose for this, and the way it came to be. And that somehow, this will help others in ways we can’t imagine. Even us; or someone we have never met. Ken’s death did come at a time in so that the life of someone else was saved – maybe that was the purpose. While some of us will have more warning of our approaching death and may understand the “how”, and have more time to ponder the “why”. All of us are left with one final mystery – what next? As Christians, we may not even think of “what is next?” as a mystery. We’ve become so used to hearing, reading, and trusting, that what’s next for us is to sit next to our God and Savior in Heaven. But we forget that we don’t actually “know”, at least not in same way we know where we are right now, or what’s happening around us at this moment. And yet the only reason that we aren’t begging God to explain “why” is that we have faith that everything told to us is true. That Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us, and where he is, we will also be. That our promised place in paradise is waiting for us. We trust, even though it‘s truly still a mystery, that we will not die, but be transformed. That death has lost its sting, and need not be feared. I’d like to suggest that we handle the suddenness and the incomprehensible parts of Ken’s death with that same trust. Trust that… For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace. Trust that in God’s wisdom it was the appointed time. And Trust that the One who makes us to lie down in green pastures, who leads use beside still waters, and restores our souls; was with Ken when he walked through the darkest valley, the valley of the shadow of death, helping him to fear no evil, and comforting him. Trust this just as surely as you know that Ken now dwells in the house of the LORD; Forever.
Tony Giamei left a message on May 9, 2015:
My prayers to the Seals family and Aunt Joyce. Sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Tom and Gerry Jacobson left a message on May 6, 2015:
Our thoughts are with the all the Seals family; Joyce and Chuck, Sister and Brothers, and Children. Remember the Happy moments.
Nora Macy and family left a message on May 3, 2015:
My condolences to all the Seals family for your loss. My heart goes out to you especially, Joyce and Chuck, I cannot imagine burying a child. Ken was quite a character and will be missed. I'm praying for God's peace to all of you at this sad time. Sincerely, Nora
katherine jacobson left a message on May 2, 2015:
ken, your soul was wild and now it's free..forever in my heart and in my soul. see you on the other side. Sissy
Keith Seals left a message on May 1, 2015:
It's never easy saying good-bye. Ken will be missed by many. He served his coutnry well and always wanted to be good. May God take Ken unto His glory. Ken was certainly adventurous and brave. I envied these qualities, but I do not possess them - at least not like he did. Thinking of you always.
Lindsey, Ron and Logan Sturgill left a message on May 1, 2015:
To Grandma and Grandpa Krall and family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May all your most beautiful memories of Ken be cherished always. Love and Prayers
Jermiah & Tracy Brisentine left a message on April 29, 2015:
I'm sorry for the loss of your son, husband, dad, & grandfather. May God heal your pain & fill you with joyful memories to provide you comfort during this difficult time.
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