Chapter Eternal: John C. Sell, Monmouth ’50

May 26, 2010

Brother John C. “Jack” Sell, 80, of 2519 North Avenue, died Saturday evening, May 15, 2010 at his home. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday the previous week with his family.

Jack was born May 8, 1930 in Franklin, IN, son of John C. and Evelyn (Parmenter) Sell of Sheboygan.

He attended Sheboygan North High School and was a graduate of Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI, Class of 1948. He then attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL for two years before serving his country in the US Army from 1952 to 1954, stationed in Korea. After his honorable discharge, Jack continued his education at Monmouth College, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Business Administration.

On June 16, 1956 Jack and Janet Forster were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. The couple moved to Belvidere, IL where Jack began his career as a district manager for General Telephone Co. In 1961 they moved back to Sheboygan where Jack worked at Citizen’s North Side Bank as head teller and vault cashier and eventually he transitioned to self-employed real estate management.

Jack was a fifty-year member of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and a member of his college Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Monmouth College. He was a longtime member of the Sheboygan YMCA where he was very proud of completing over 5,000 miles of distance swimming. Jack was also a member of the North Bowl Hall of Fame.

In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by three sons, Tom (Nancy) Sell of Federal Way, WA, Jeff (Shelly) Sell of Chicago, IL, and Pete (Ada) Sell of Millersville, MD; three grandchildren, Steven, Ellery, and Evelyn; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. Rev. James H. Hollister, Pastor, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held Wednesday evening at Ballhorn Chapels from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and at the church Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in his name for First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

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Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of the family, friends, and brothers of Brother Sell. Love and Respect.


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