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Charles Alan Sellman was called home to be with God and his loved ones on Wednesday February 20, 2019.

Alan was born on April 13, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Newberry College and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Alan served as a pastor for 30 years in South Carolina and Michigan. Upon retirement he worked at Home Depot and enjoyed working in his flowers and yard, and attending Trinity Lutheran Church.

Alan is survived by his wife, Esther, his son, Charles Alan Sellman Jr., and daughters, Sharon (Lavell) Fourcha, and Jennifer (Dennis) Brown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brendon, Kayla, Jordan, and Lincoln Sellman, Mollie Fourcha, and Brianda Sellman. He is further survived by his step daughters, Nicole (Matthew) Schaar, and Lisa (Douglas) Roossien and grandchildren, Austin and Logan Thomas and Fiona Roossien. Alan is also survived by sister in law, Harriett Sellman and niece, Stacey Sellman. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Gloria (Foster) Sellman, his brother, Michael Sellman and stepdaughter, Katrina Presnell. 

Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, 49506, on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.


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  1. Buffy Meyers on February 21, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Esther and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your faith in the Lord and your precious memories together.
    Buffy and Duane Meyers and Family

  2. Lisa Hetchler on February 21, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing Alan is now God’s newest angel.

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