Saturday, September 21, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 West 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212
Victor Rudy Sedlacek, 88, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Everyone seems to have a Victor story, which is comforting and a testament to his gregarious, helpful nature.
He was born the son of Louis and Libby (Koci) Sedlacek on June 15, 1930 at Wahoo, NE.
Victor married the former Marilyn Swanson on June 18, 1959 in Wahoo who now resides in Overland Park, KS.
He attended the University of Nebraska—Lincoln where he was in the Naval ROTC and served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was drafted by the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska where he began competitive rifle shooting, which he enjoyed throughout his life. While in the Army he received the National Defense Service Medal for Good Conduct.
Victor was a technician in the natural gas industry for Northern Natural Gas Company. He was a Boy Scout leader for nearly 40 years and attended the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years and Highland Park Post #374 American Legion in Des Moines, including serving as Post Commander in 2004-05. Victor was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines where he was a CCD teacher for many years. He also enjoyed collecting memorabilia to donate to local museums.
Victor served on the Saydel Consolidated School District Board of Education from 1980 to 1983.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Louis and George; and sisters-in-law, Winona and Helen Sedlacek.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children: Robert (Christina) Sedlacek of Lenexa, KS, Rhonda (David) Murphy of Fishers, IN, and Roger (Allison) Sedlacek of Greeley, CO; a sister, Betty (Wayne) Wright of Vienna, VA; sister-in-law, Marion Sedlacek of Clermont, FL; grandchildren: Haley, Alex and Eric Sedlacek, Gregory and Kathleen Murphy, Mason, Ellery and Liza Sedlacek; many nieces and nephews.
A special acknowledgment to Bickford of Overland Park and Catholic Community Hospice for their loving care. Letters of condolences may be sent to Marilyn Sedlacek at 10665 Barkley, Apt. 110, Overland Park, KS 66212.