Fr. James Andrew Gabriel Seyer, 88, of Cape Girardeau, died Sat., Oct. 26, 2013, in The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral Mass was celebrated Thu., Oct. 31, 2013, in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, with principal celebrant Bp. James V. Johnston. Concelebrating the liturgy was Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht, and numerous priests and deacons. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, in Cape Girardeau.
Fr. Seyer was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, to Joseph J. and Pauline J. (Dohogne) Seyer. He was raised in St. Mary Parish, attended grade school in St. Mary Grade School, and had a fondness for St. Mary Cathedral Parish, where he served for several years as associate pastor. Read more