Seim, Dr. Harold Charles
May 7, 1940 – September 12, 2015
Age 75, of Stillwater and Sun City, AZ Died Saturday, September 12, 2015 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Rochester, Minn., on May 7, 1940, to Harry and Emma Seim. He was raised and graduated high school in Spring Valley, Minn. Hal possessed a deep love of learning and earned degrees in hospital pharmacy, family medicine and public health from the University of Minnesota. He practiced family medicine in Stillwater, Robbinsdale and Maple Grove, and served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School for nearly 20 years. Hal also specialized in bariatrics and owned Medical Weight Management Centers in the Twin Cities. Hal was active in family medicine organizations and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. As continuing education director for ASBP, he planned 2-3 meetings per year for 23 years. Hal was also active in church activities and sang in church choirs in Minnesota and Arizona. Hal was generous, hard-working and always quick to lend a helping hand to family, friends, and others who needed help. We will miss his humor, loving nature, caring ways, honesty and his can-do and will-do attitude. Hal is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Emma Seim. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; daughter Amy Seim (Diego de la Riva) of Hartford, CT; and step-children Teri Collaro (Anthony) of Naperville, IL; Kirk (Suzanne) of Maple Grove; and Amy Zastrow (Eric) of Stillwater; grandchildren Andrew Bailey, Ryan Zastrow and Leo Olson; cousins and many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Trost, nurse Amy H. and Denise of Sante Hospice (Sun City); Dr. B, nurses Jan and Sara of Lakeview Hospice (Stillwater); and the nursing team at The Gathering Hospice (Stillwater) for their special care. Celebration of life will be at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. MN on Sunday, September 20, 2015 visitation at 2 p.m. and memorial service at 3 p.m. Interment at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater. Another memorial service will be held at American Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ, in the fall. Memorials preferred to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, American Lutheran Church or the George J. Knudson Scholarship at Augsburg College.