In memory of
Brian Seymour Cypress, TX Retired Indianola Fire Chief Brian Seymour ascended to Heaven on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Brian was born into a loving family on September 25, 1965 to the parents of Chuck and Wilma Seymour. He was the youngest of five children; Brenda Dooley of Ridgeland SC, Greg (Chris) Seymour of Martensdale IA, Brad Seymour (Lori Jordan) of St. Charles IA, and Roger (Gina) Seymour of Indianola IA. On April 28, 1990 Brian was united in marriage to Chris (Mingles) and they were blessed with the birth of their son Joe on April 9, 1999. Spending time with his family was so very important to Brian. Their travels to major league baseball stadiums, KC Chiefs games, beach destination trips and recently a 25th Wedding Anniversary trip to Europe. Brian's proudest moments however were watching Joe play baseball. Before even graduating high school (1984 Martensdale-St .Mary's) Brian knew what his life calling would be. He joined the Martensdale Fire Department and went on to obtain his paramedic certification. He spent the next 32 years of his life dedicated to public service. From time spent with Life Line Ambulance Co, Clarke County EMS Director, and many positions within the Iowa Firefighters Association (District Coordinator Legislative Committee, work with at the Iowa Firefighter Memorial site, and as a representative to the National Volunteer Fire Council) before becoming President in 2007/2008. Brian was honored to serve the community of Indianola as first a firefighter then as their Fire Chief. Most recently Brian had joined the Cy-Fair FD Station 11 in Cypress, TX. Brian additionally had a love of hot air balloons. Over the past 25 years he took every chance he had to fly and always looked forward to the National Balloon Classic and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Brian served as the President of the IBA and was honored when ask to be the Committee Chair for the BFA Convention in 2011. Brian was a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Scottish Rite Mason lodge 630, and Elks lodge 2814. Brian had a full circle of close friends that he cherished as family and enjoyed time well spent with them. These relationships brought about mission trips to Israel where Brian was baptized in the Jordan, two trips to Africa to teach fire safety to children and to provide the Katete FD with a firetruck, to the honor of being a Godfather (Max Walter). In one last act of honor of helping others, Brian was an organ and tissue donor which will impact 73 lives. Services celebrating Brian's life, leadership and dedication to better mankind will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00am at the Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266. In lieu of floral tributes the family ask that you consider a memorial contribution. These contributions can be made in person at any Wells Fargo Bank directly to the CHIEF BRIAN SEYMOUR MEMORIAL account. Brian's legacy of service and selflessness will be honored though you contributions and will benefit organizations that were close to his heart (IFA Memorial, Katete FD, and Indianola Little League).
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