Pottawattamie County in Iowa
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Bernadene Ann Sealine

Missing Person – Presumed Deceased

Bernadene Ann Sealine
Age at Report: 67
DOB: April 24, 1926
Weight: 170 lbs.
Height: 5’09”
Race: White
Hair: Grey
Eyes: Blue
Sex: Female
Incident Type: Missing after a catastrophe
Missing From: Pottawattamie County
PCSO Case File Number S21-002322
Council Bluffs, IA
Case Number: SG-93-82
NamUs MP # 20039
Missing Since: July 10, 1993


Bernadene Sealine, 67, of Dexter, Iowa, was reported missing to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on July 10, 1993 after flood waters swept away the family’s vehicle. She is presumed dead, but her body has never been recovered.

Officials recovered the body of Bernadene’s husband, Donald Sealine, who’d also been inside the vehicle.

About Bernadene Sealine

Bernadene Ann (Kirk) Sealine was born April 24, 1926, and married Donald L. Sealine on March 6, 1955.

bernadene-sealine-gravestoneCourtesy photo FLH findagrave.com
Bernadene’s date of death is listed as July 10, 1993, the same day her husband died when the couple’s car was swept away in a Pottawattamie County flood.

The couple was survived by three children: Bradley, Steven, and Loree.

The couple’s son, Bradley Kirk, died two weeks later on July 26, 1993. He was 37 years old.

Donald and Bernadene Sealine’s gravestone in Roberts Cemetery in Stanzel, Adair County, Iowa, lists Bernadene’s date of death as the same day as her husband’s death, even though her body was never found after flood waters receded.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Bernadene Sealine’s disappearance please contact the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 890-2200.



4 Responses to Bernadene Sealine

  1. Patsy Kelley says:

    You make a great friend for the Iowa cold case officers.

  2. Sorry for the families loss .. . Rip

  3. the floods of 93-, will never be forgot, so sorry for their loss.

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