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May 3, 1941 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 80)


Seth Lawrence Karlzen,80, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 surrounded by his family in Wheatland, Wyoming. Seth was born on Saturday, May 3, 1941 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the son of Lawrence and Anna (Bellone) Karlzen. As a boy growing up, he was always working. He had a variety of jobs, including working at a circus, at a funeral home, and running errands for the girls on the Rockford Peaches Women's Professional Baseball team. His family moved to Lafayette, Indiana where he met and married his wife, Ginger, of fifty-two years. After an enlistment in the United States Navy, he learned about electricity, becoming an aviation technician. He liked to regale you with his antics and adventures, of which there were many, during his service. He went on to become a master electrician, wiring different buildings and businesses in many states, retiring from the Laramie River Station power plant. He was able to repair anything.

Seth had many hobbies including flying remote-controlled planes, riding motorcycles, and fishing at the family cottage. One of his passions was his love of music. As a boy, he sang in the choir at the Catholic church. He played the trumpet and coronet. He entertained his family with his Elvis impressions on the piano and a rousing edition of Adam's Pants, to the delight of his family. He taught himself to play the guitar and fiddle. He loved playing with his group for the nursing home and other functions. Seth was a member of the Torrington Fiddlers Association and very much enjoyed playing and entertaining at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Throughout his lifetime Seth was very generous, giving to several charities.

Seth was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger; parents; sister, Diane; and brothers, Kurt and Douglas.

He is survived by his three daughters, Annie Karlzen, Ginny (George) Bare, and Kara Williams; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.

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