Walter Eugene “Gene” Seaman

Walter Eugene “Gene” Seaman

December 9, 1931 – September 16, 2020

 Gene Seaman was born on December 9, 1931 in Doland, SD and died September 16, 2020 in Papillion, NE at the age of 88.  He graduated from Omaha North High School in 1949 then began working at Omaha National Bank as a mail boy in 1949.  Then while serving the US Army Reserves in the Finance Division, he discovered a love of finance and continued his financial career with Omaha National Bank until 1974.

He played basketball and softball in the employee league while working at the bank.  Later he played softball for First Christian Church in the Omaha recreational league.  He enjoyed bowling on various men’s leagues around town.  He also had a passion for golf.

While working at the bank he began studying for his real estate license in preparation for his new career as a realtor.  He worked for CBS Real Estate and HOME Real Estate for almost 40 years.  Because Gene was such a people person, he most certainly loved real estate more than finance.

Gene is survived by son, Jeff Seaman of Omaha, NE; daughter, Nancy Wilson of Savannah, GA; and one sister, Janet Seaman of Palm Springs, CA.  He was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Bernice Seaman; and wife, JoAnne.

No services are planned. Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.



  • Bob Forrey Posted September 22, 2020 1:28 pm

    Speed was the best man at my wedding in Tipton Iowa, 20 Apr 1957. We were buddies on our motor scooters or hunting. My Mother would not cook wild game, so what we got always went to Gene’s parents and I was invited to the dinner. I also was a member of First Christian church when it was on the west side of down town, maybe 26 and Farman? I can;t remember JoAnne’s maiden name, but I think she was also from our church.

    • Jan Seaman Posted September 24, 2020 1:30 pm

      Hi Bob, I remember you from First Christian. Thanks for remembering Gene. Yes, he enjoyed those hunting trips and Mom, bless her heart, growing up in South Dakota–HAD to learn to cook wild game. I talked about that with Gene’s kids last week. A part of his life, they never knew. His wife was Mary Lu Wilmot. Yes, they were active at FCC and her brother Jim still is. They divorced about 20 some years, but she never re-married. Anyway, thanks for your remarks. It’s more meaningful to me than you know.

  • Tami Pistello Posted September 27, 2020 9:05 pm

    I am deeply saddened to read of Gene’s passing. I knew Jeff for a few years and later Gene helped me find my first home and only home. He was strong and wanted best for his family.

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