Amy Seaton, age 74, of Balaton, Minnesota, died peacefully under the care of hospice on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society in Westbrook, Minnesota. Memorial Services are 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Victory Christian Church in Balaton, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, also at the church. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
Amy Marie Scharfe was born on September 13, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Ervin and Adeline Radke Scharfe. Amy grew up near Lucan, Minnesota, and was baptized at the Johnsonville Lutheran Church and later confirmed at the Ellsborough Lutheran Church. She completed her education, graduating from Lake Wilson High School in 1966. Amy then went to the Twin Cities to work for a period before returning to Balaton, Minnesota. Amy worked briefly as a secretary in Marshall before staying home with her two sons, Josh and Nick. As the kids started attending school, she went to work as a housekeeper at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Balaton. Amy spent many years there caring for the facility and patients prior to her retirement in 2009. Amy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Balaton for many years and active with the Women of Today group. Her other interests included attending her children’s sporting events, keeping up with the Minnesota Vikings, and taking family trips – particularly with her sisters. The “Twisted Sisters,” as eventually became to be known, took annual trips to the North Shore and enjoyed stopping to try their luck at the casinos.
Amy Seaton died peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the Good Samaritan society in Westbrook, Minnesota. She had reached the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 25 days. Blessed be her memory.
Amy is survived by her sons, Josh Seaton (and girlfriend, Jessica Stewart) of Cottage Grove, Nick Seaton of Balaton; grandsons, Taylor Seaton, Maxwell Seaton; Jessica’s children, McKenzie Morgan, Emily Morgan, Sadie Stewart; 6 siblings, Mary Gorman of Pipestone, Neal (and Robin) Scharfe of Balaton, Jane (and Ralph) Johnson of Becker, Becky (and Russ) Schmidt of Hartford, SD, John (and Wanda) Scharfe of Carson, WA, Jenny (and Scott) Roepke of Hutchinson; brother-in-law, Jim Swan (and Sally Reese) of Lake Shetek; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Adeline Scharfe; sister, Sue Swan; and 2 infant brothers, James and Thomas.