Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
CMU mourns the death of Josie Seebeck

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The Central Michigan University Athletic Department is extending its deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Josie Seebeck, a sophomore student-athlete on the women’s soccer team.

Josie passed away on Sunday at 11:40 p.m. following a car accident Friday afternoon near Charlotte, Mich. Two other soccer players were in the car as well. One remains hospitalized; the other was released on Saturday after spending Friday night in the hospital for observation.  

At this point, police are releasing no further information.  

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Josie’s family, friends and teammates,” Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said.  “Head coach Peter McGahey and Executive Associate Director of Athletics Marcy Weston have been at the hospital over the past few days, supporting those involved.  This is a tough, tragic time for our soccer student-athletes and the entire CMU Chippewa family.”

CMU grief counselors stand ready to support the team, fellow students, faculty and staff.

A Statement from the Seebeck-Hoelscher Family
This is a tragic loss for our family and for the Central Michigan family. She was a beautiful girl who we loved very much and still love very much. This has left a big hole in our family and we are touched by all the people who have reached out to us over the past few days. She was a wonderful, selfless person and we will miss her very much. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Josie Seebeck Service Information

- Open Vigil and Rosary Service on Thursday, August 15.   The Open Vigil will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the Rosary Service will be at 7:00 p.m.  The Vigil and Rosary will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Street, San Antonio, Texas  78230; phone 210-349-1414;

- Mass on Friday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m..  The mass will be held at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio TX  78230, phone 210-478-5000,

- Graveside Service on Friday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m.  The service will be held at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio TX  78209; phone 210-820-3891;